A Letter For A Priest Of A Bishop Of The West Indies By Dr. B. D.

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My brother you have answered the call to a vocation described in 1Timothy 3:1 as “good.” Paul says, “If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desires a good work.” The NASB describes it as a fine work. The ESV describes it as a noble task. This work to which you have been called must not to be taken lightly, for you will be will be judged by God with greater strictness. It’s a work that gives you the joy and privilege to stand before God’s people and speak on behalf of God. What an honor to represent the great and awesome God before His people. Yet, this ministry is challenging and difficult. Disappointments and challenges will come for the reason, you are ministering to people and people will be people. I can remember the words spoken many years ago to the new Anglican Archbishop of the West Indies by Dr. Kurtwright Davis who said, “Do not be dismayed when your hand is bitten by the same mouth that it feeds or when you are misrepresented and misunderstood by those who know better and should do better.” In John 16:33 Jesus remind us of the trails we will encounter, “I tell you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble but take heart, I have overcome the world.” I can hear Jesus saying to you, “Perry in this ministry you will have trials but take heart, I have overcome every trial in your ministry.”

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