Nearly two thousand years ago, Jesus cleansed the temple because it had become a marketplace. Today, consumerism has again seeped into our churches. Shepherds compete to pastor the latest and greatest of churches, and many people in the pews have come to believe that church is about them and what they need, rather than a place to worship God and bring Him glory.
In Christ-Centered Pastors: Four Essentials to Focus on Christ, Not Man, author Timothy L. Webster calls for pastors to repent and lead their congregations back to serving God rather than themselves. Webster provides four essentials that must become the job descriptions for all pastors in order to maintain Christ as the priority and focus of their churches.
Christ-Centered Pastors is a plea to the shepherds of Christ's body to take the focus off man and put it where it truly belongs: on the holy God.