It was my privilege this past Sunday to preach the ordination sermon for Eric Smith, a young man who has just finished his work here at Union and has begun a pastorate here in West TN. Eric is an encouragement to me as I see him pursuing the task of overseeing the souls of his people and hear how his love for his people shapes his preaching and visiting. The Lord has already richly blessed the faithful work being done there. Eric has begun a blog titled “Shepherd of the Sheep” and I look forward to what he will share there.
He has posted the audio of the sermon I preached from 1 Timothy 4:6-16. This text is such a rich exhortation to those of us laboring in pastoral ministry, particularly as Paul stresses the importance of learning, teaching and living the gospel.