A Faithful Man
A faithful man – Oh who can find?
But you are of that faithful kind!
It’s been a great blessing, that’s for sure,
Learning from you how to persevere.
Sharing the treasures you’ve found in God’s Word,
Drawing us closer to Jesus our Lord.
A faithful witness, a beloved Pastor,
A trusted guide, and a good friend.
Exhorting us with Godly wisdom,
On which the Christ-filled life depends.
A true testimony to all
of God’s amazing grace;
A blessed example to us
of how to run in this race.
For being our Pastor,
We, the sheep of your flock,
Wanted to say,
“We love you with all our hearts!
And thank you for being so faithful…”
Written Christmas 2001
by Jerry Bouey
(Dedicated to our Pastor, Claude Madle
People’s Baptist Church, Kelowna, BC)
Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
1 Corinthians 4:2
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour,
especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
1 Timothy 5:17
Remember them which have the rule over you,
who have spoken unto you the word of God:
whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves:
for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account,
that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.