In this episode of You’re Not Crazy, Ray Ortlund and Sam Allberry discuss the importance of standing firm in the faith amid persecution and opposition. Pastors need to be open and vulnerable in their relationships, following the example of Paul and Timothy.

Ortlund and Allberry address the dangers of moralism and the transformative power of Scripture in the lives of pastors, emphasizing the need to hold on to the gospel and continue to follow Jesus with a strong sense of identity and mission.

Recommended resource: Evangelical Pharisees: The Gospel as Cure for the Church’s Hypocrisy by Michael Reeves

Editors’ note: 

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