Jim Savastio on Pastors Loving Their People

Excellent Admonitions from Pastor Savastio

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Jim Savastio, Pastor of the Reformed Baptist Church of Louisville and a fellow student at Trinity Ministerial Academy, spoke on the theme of Pastors loving their flocks at the 2014 Trinity Pastor’s Conference. He agreed to let me post the nine points of practical cultivation of Pastoral love that follow:
 
III.  CULTIVATING PASTORAL AFFECTIONS

A.     Prayer— Obviously part of this exhortation is that you will pray for your people.  Don’t just pray for them, let them know that you have prayed for them.  Ask them how you can pray for them. 
But I am here referring to your prayerful desire for the Lord to increase your affections for all the people of God…especially that one who is most difficult for you to love from the heart.  The Lord is giver of every good and perfect gift.  The scriptures promise us that when we ask anything according to his will…

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