Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Personal Puzzler: PASTOR: Willing Skilled And Able




Willing, Skilled And Able
Are Pastors!

Ordination By The Big Church HQ
Is Not 
The Point!

They Preach
Attempt To Preach
Almost Succeed In Preaching
The Good News Of The Coming Kingdom!

Of Course ...

You Would Understand That With Names Such As Theirs
There Is Going To Be Drama
Problems
Maybe Even Some
FUN!?!

Pastor Willing Is Not Skilled!
Pastor Skilled Is Not Able
AND
Pastor Able Is Neither Willing 
NOR
Skilled!

I Do Not Profess To Know How It Is Possible
BUT
Things Get Complicated After That:

Pastor Willing
- Though Lacking In Skill -
Is Full of Faith
AND
He Truly Loves The Word
AND
The Word's Word!
He Loves Him Some Jesus
AND
He Is Ready
- Notice Or Not -
To Preach
AND
Teach 
That Holy Word!

Pastor Skilled Is Ahh Umm ... Skillful
An Able Raconteur
To The Point That His Storytelling
Turns snruT
The Word of God
Into Fables!
Hebrews 13:8 Is Often Muttered
When He Walks By
AND
Things Often Get Ugly
When He Is At The Sacred Desk
The Podium
On The Altar
AND
Well, Ahh
Just About Any Time He Opens Wide 
His Mouth!
Able Is Not A Descriptive
To Be Ascribed To Pastor Skilled!

As For Pastor Able ...

Good Old Pastor Able!
He Knows The Word Of God!
You Can Ask Him Anything!
Only Problem ...
Well, The Problems Were ...
Look ... It Is Like This:

Pastor Able Knows God's Word - No Argument
BUT
He Has Not Got One Iota of Skill 
When It Comes To Teaching
AND
Preaching The Word Of God
AND
Because He Lacks The Requisite Skills
He Has Become Somewhat 
Decidedly 
Well ... Unwilling 
To The Point Of Refusing
To Serve In The Lord's Ripe
- For Harvest -
Fields!

Something Has To Give!

Your Assignment
- Should You Choose To Accept It -
Is To Fix
FIX 
These Pastors
Using Their Various Strengths 
To Help Each Become 
Better Stewards 
For Their Master!

How Can We Get A Worthy Pastor
Out Of These Three?

By The Way ...

The Church Down The Street 
Has Put Out An Announcement
Asking For One Pastor Who 
Is Willing, Skilled AND Able!

Here's Your Opportunity
To Find A Pastor
To
"Fit The Bill!"

They Desire A Pastor Who:


  • Believes AND Preaches AND Teaches Victory Over Sin Is Possible In Christ
  • Reverences The Holy God
  • Is Zealous For The Preserved Word Of God
  • Honestly Preaches Of Hell AND Damnation
  • Intimately Knows The True AND Living God
  • Sets Not Himself On A Stratified Layer Above The Holy People
  • Lives Not On Rarified Air, and 
  • Preaches From The King James Bible - NO EXCEPTIONS!
The Straight Word IS Our Watch Word!


  • No Writers Of Popular Theology Need Apply
  • No Pastors With Groupies Need Apply
  • If You Need An Armed Body Guard - Do Not Apply
  • If You Need An Annual Holy Land Trip -  Do Not Apply
  • If You Need A Big Ride - Do Not Apply
  • If You Are A Ten Commandment Man With Commandment Two Removed AND Commandment 10 Is Split In Two - Do Not Apply


Our Church Is Not A 501 (C) 3 Not-For-Profit
BUT 
Is 1 John 5:7 Compliant!
Truth - In Love - Is Spoken Here!

If You Call Sin By Its Name - Apply!
If You Have A Personal Relationship With Jesus Christ - Apply!
If 1 John 1:9  Is True To You - Apply!
AND
Please
If You Have Been Forgiven Of Any Past Indiscretions
Do Not Hide Behind A Lie!
Come Clean
AND
Say What The Lord - In Mercy - Has Done For You
AND
Perhaps
You Can A Sinning-Soul Edify
AND
Point Towards God's Grace! - APPLY!
God Forgives AND So Do We!

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The Ball Is In Your Court!
Get The Church An Able Skilled And Willing Pastor
Or
A Skilled Willing And Able Pastor
Or
A Skilled Able And Willing Pastor
Or 
A Willing Able And Skilled Pastor
Or
Just That For Which They Asked:

A Pastor
Who Is
WillingSkilled 
And
Able!