Three Stages of Pastoral Ministry
i don't remember where i first saw this, but i scribbled it down on a piece of paper when i did. i stumbled upon that piece of paper today. it made me chuckle (things are funny either because they are true, or because they are not; i'll leave it to you to decide which this one is).
There were three phases to Jesus' ministry which closely mirror the three stages most pastors go through at a church:
1. "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord"2. "By whose authority do you do these things?"3. "Crucify him!"