Respecting Shepherds

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

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If there is no peace between the congregation and the pastor, the church won’t be healthy. Paul addresses this essential relationship by spelling out the work of pastors and appealing to that work as the warrant and basis for congregational respect. Two significant things are required of a congregation to maintain peaceful relations with their pastor: appreciation and esteem.