The True Test of a Pastor

Currently, I am preaching through Ephesians in our Wednesday night services. This morning I read a great quote while doing a little reading on the chapter I am preaching from over the last month or so (ch. 4):

a minister may fill his pews, his communion roll, the mouths of the public, but what that minister is on his knees in secret before God Almighty, that he is and no more. – John Owen

quoted in The Ephesian Church, p. 64 of the pdf available here:

May God help me to be much on my knees before God!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Owen’s statement convicts as it reminds me of Acts 6:4 “But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.”

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