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pastor anniversary scriptures

Gratitude for Pastoral Ministry:

  • Jeremiah 3:15 – “And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.”
  • Hebrews 13:7 – “Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.”
  • 1 Timothy 5:17 – “Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.”

Guidance and Leadership:

  • Hebrews 13:17 – “Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.”
  • Proverbs 12:26 – “The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.”
  • Proverbs 24:6 – “For by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.”

Prayer and Blessings:

  • Numbers 6:24-26 – “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
  • 1 Timothy 2:1-2 – “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”
  • James 5:16 – “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

Faithfulness and Endurance:

  • Galatians 6:9 – “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”
  • 2 Timothy 4:6-7 – “For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
  • Matthew 25:21 – “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!'”

Teaching and Preaching:

  • 2 Timothy 4:2 – “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.”
  • 2 Timothy 3:16 – “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”
  • Titus 1:9 – “He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.”

Shepherding and Caring for the Flock:

  • 1 Peter 5:2 – “Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve.”
  • Psalm 23:1 – “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
  • Jeremiah 23:3 – “But I will gather together the remnant of my flock from countries where I have driven them. I will bring them back to their own sheepfold, and they will be fruitful and increase in number.”