Charles Jefferson, Writing About the Shepherding Through Your Preaching

The Sunday feature of the Worldly Saints blog is all about quotes. No commentary from me, no reflection, etc. Just a provocative or informative quote from a saint in church history.

Jefferson Charles“The minister does not cease to be a pastor when he goes into the pulpit; he then takes up on of the minister’s most exacting and serious tasks. We sometimes hear it said of a minister: ‘He is a good pastor, but he cannot preach.’ The sentence is self-contradictory. No man can be a good pastor who cannot preach, any more than a man can be a good shepherd and still fail to feed his flock. … Some of the finest and most effective of all a minister’s pastoral work is done in his sermon.”

– Charles Jefferson, in The Minister as Shepherd




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