Pastoral letters are written to the living Church, by Apostles, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. This has always been the role of Apostles and we note many such letters in the New Testament from Roman to Jude. They can not be read as a normal letter, but are a collection of testimonies and teaching that help guide and strengthen the faith of the believers within the Church. As with the early letters in the Bible, today’s pastoral letters, because inspired by the Holy Spirit, need to be read with a Spiritual mind. Today, these letters are sent by the Apostle Ministry to the ministries responsible for the welfare of souls in the various communities to be used, in conjunction with the Bible, section by section, as the basis of divinely led preaching. In this way the Lord keeps unity of the Spirit within the Church. Read 1 Cor 1:10 and Is 52:8.
Following are some recent Pastoral letters sent to the Church. The Pastorals follow an ecclesiastical (Church) year
- New Year
- Good Friday
- Pentecost (Whitsun)
- Thanksgiving & Mission
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