Jared Wilson on how a “pastor should go first”

In his book The Pastor’s Justification Jared Wilson rightly makes the case that pastors need to lead the way. Lead the way in what? Here’s some examples he gives:

A pastor must go first. In groups where transparency is expected, a pastor goes first. In the humility of service, a pastor goes first. In the sharing of the gospel with the lost, a pastor goes first. In the discipleship of new believers, a pastor must goes first. In the singing of spiritual songs with joy and exuberance, a pastor goes first. In living generously, a pastor goes first. In the following of Christ by the taking up of one’s cross, a pastor goes first.”

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