Poem for a Pastor

Thank you Pastor ,
for perfecting us more each day.
untill we all understand and know
the depth and breadth,
of the love of Christ.

To express my thanks , Pastor,
I’ve made this little prayer,
To pray for you at each moment

That God may give to you, Pastor,
the spirit of wisdom,
and revelation in his knowledge,

That you may always understand
and know the hope of his calling.

That God may strengthen you with might
by his spirit in the inner man.

(So) that you may continue to show us and teach us
how to let Christ dwell in our hearts by faith
and how to be rooted and grounded in love.
(So) that we may be perfected in the unity of the faith
and of the knowledge of the love of Christ.

Thank you Pastor,
for guiding us through that narrow path
and unto that straight gate,
that is the body of our Lord Jesus.

Christ sent me to be a preacher of the good news

1Co 1:17 For Christ sent me, not to give baptism, but to be a preacher of the good news: not with wise words, for fear that the cross of Christ might be made of no value.

I am thankful because now no one can say that you were baptized in my name.
Christ did not give me the work of baptizing people. He gave me the work of telling the Good News. But he sent me to tell the Good News without using clever speech, which would take away the power that is in the cross of Christ.
The teaching about the cross seems foolish to those who are lost. But to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
As the Scriptures say, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise. I will confuse the understanding of the intelligent.”
So what does this say about the philosopher, the law expert, or anyone in this world who is skilled in making clever arguments? God has made the wisdom of the world look foolish.
This is what God in his wisdom decided: Since the world did not find him through its own wisdom, he used the message that sounds foolish to save those who believe it.
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1)1Co 1:17 Pues Cristo no me envió a bautizar, sino a predicar el evangelio (anunciar las buenas nuevas), no con palabras elocuentes, para que no se haga vana la cruz de Cristo. NBLH 2)1Co 1:17 Ce n’est pas pour baptiser que Christ m’a envoyé, c’est pour annoncer l’Évangile, et cela sans la sagesse du langage, afin que la croix de Christ ne soit pas rendue vaine. FLS 3)1Co 1:17 Want Christus heeft mij niet gezonden, om te dopen, maar om het Evangelie te verkondigen; niet met wijsheid van woorden, opdat het kruis van Christus niet verijdeld worde. DSV

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1.1Co 1:17 Pues Cristo no me envió a bautizar, sino a predicar el evangelio (anunciar las buenas nuevas), no con palabras elocuentes, para que no se haga vana la cruz de Cristo. NBLH
2.1Co 1:17 Ce n’est pas pour baptiser que Christ m’a envoyé, c’est pour annoncer l’Évangile, et cela sans la sagesse du langage, afin que la croix de Christ ne soit pas rendue vaine. FLS
3.1Co 1:17 Want Christus heeft mij niet gezonden, om te dopen, maar om het Evangelie te verkondigen; niet met wijsheid van woorden, opdat het kruis van Christus niet verijdeld worde. DSV