Supreme Task

C.H. Spurgeon, the great English Baptist, is reported to have said to the students of his Pastor’s College, “If God calls you to be a preacher and pastor don’t stoop to be a king.”  In these words we are reminded of the high calling of the Christian leader.  The church is God’s greatest concern on earth and therefore it ought to be the all-consuming passion of those who are given leadership over it.  In these messages from several New Testament passages, Philip De Courcy spells out the call, character and conduct of the true minister of Jesus Christ.  The ministry is a supreme task that calls for a supreme commitment.