A Pastor’s Greatest Encouragement

Having preached the Gospel for over 14 years I have benefited repeatedly from thoughtful, creative and generous encouragement. This past week one of our visiting families did some research and left outside my office door a case of Diet Sundrop, a bag of Snicker minis and a hunting magazine. The thought and gesture was quite encouraging and kind. Others have written well thought out notes that highlight different things they enjoy about my sermons. But I think the greatest encouragement that I have ever received is when I have talked with a member of Capshaw who is wrestling over how to make application of the Word to his life. Nothing makes my work and study more profitable that to know that it is being heard and obeyed as far as it is in keeping with the Word of God. John said it best of his congregation in 3 John 4 I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.”