>Don’t Entertain Goats — Feed the Sheep

>Sheep and goatsImage via WikipediaGot this great quote from over at DashHouse.com.   It’s from William Still’s book, The Work of the Pastor:

It is to feed sheep…that men are called to churches and congregations, whatever they may think they are called to do. If you think that you are called to keep a largely worldly organization, miscalled a church, going, with infinitesimal doses of innocuous sub-Christian drugs or stimulants, then the only help I can give you is to advise you to give up the hope of the ministry and go and be a street scavenger; a far healthier and more godly job, keeping the streets tidy, than cluttering the church with a lot of worldly claptrap in the delusion that you are doing a job for God. The pastor is called to feed the sheep, even if the sheep do not want to be fed. He is certainly not to become an entertainer of goats. Let goats entertain goats, and let them do it in goatland. You will certainly not turn goats into sheep by pandering to their goatishness. Do we really believe that the Word of God, by His Spirit, changes, as well as maddens men? If we do, to be evangelists and pastors, feeders of sheep, we must be men of the Word of God. 

So, how much of what I do on a Sunday…or on a daily basis…is feeding sheep?

Am I a slave to worship as entertainment?

How immersed in the Word of God am I?

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