The Pastoral Care of Depression: A Guidebook (Haworth

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The job of a pastor is to be a people pleased while having to tell them their wicked vile sinner in danger of God’s wrath & judgement whose only hope is found in God’s mercy in loving sacrifice displayed in the death of Jesus. The Book of Common Prayer is a treasure chest full of devotional and teaching resources for individuals and congregations, but it is also the primary symbol of our unity. They need to experience each other.” 2 Church leaders, therefore, should ensure that the church body engages in regular fellowship as a community of believer with a common life in Christ, common goals, common needs, and common interests.

Pages: 136

Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (November 1, 1997)

ISBN: 0789002655

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