Spot on…October 29, 2010
Kevin DeYoung on what is indispensible to ministry:
“All this means I need to be with God more than I need to be with it. I need to be godly more than I need to be gifted. No matter how much I may stumble—and we all stumble—I, as the pastor (and anyone engaged in ministry really), must strive to “set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity” (1 Tim. 4:12). I must keep a close watch on myself on my teaching (1 Tim. 4:16). When it comes to ministry effectiveness, piety is praxis.”
Read the whole thing.