When A Pastor Loses Heart (Session I)
A pastor is not exempt from temptation. It seems they are especially tempted to lose heart in the midst of Christian ministry. Although Paul endured great hardships and persecutions, he calls all pastors to not lose heart. Paul teaches pastors that the ability to endure must involve an informed resolve to recall the call of ministry, the context of ministry and maintaining an eternal perspective.
C.J. Mahaney serves as the Senior Pastor for Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville and is the author of several books, including Living the Cross Centered Life, Humility: True Greatness, Don’t Waste Your Sports, and Sex, Romance and the Glory of God. C.J. and his wife, Carolyn, have three married daughters, one son, and twelve grandchildren. They reside in Louisville, Kentucky but C.J. cheers for his hometown teams the Washington Redskins, Nationals, Wizards, and University of Maryland basketball.