Ministers, Should Be
Most Relevant Verses
Depart, depart, go out from thence, touch not what is unclean; go out of the midst of her, be ye clean, that bear the vessels of Jehovah.
serving the Lord with all lowliness, and tears, and temptations, which happened to me through the plots of the Jews;
but in everything commending ourselves as God's ministers, in much endurance, in afflictions, in necessities, in straits,
And a bondman of the Lord ought not to contend, but be gentle towards all; apt to teach; forbearing;
The overseer then must be irreproachable, husband of one wife, sober, discreet, decorous, hospitable, apt to teach;
For the overseer must be free from all charge against him as God's steward; not headstrong, not passionate, not disorderly through wine, not a striker, not seeking gain by base means;
And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? And I said, Here am I; send me.
shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising oversight, not by necessity, but willingly; not for base gain, but readily;
Behold, this third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be in laziness a charge; for I do not seek yours, but you; for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
but have been gentle in the midst of you, as a nurse would cherish her own children.
But I make no account of my life as dear to myself, so that I finish my course, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the glad tidings of the grace of God.
according to my earnest expectation and hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but in all boldness, as always, now also Christ shall be magnified in my body whether by life or by death. For for me to live is Christ, and to die gain;
Thou therefore, my child, be strong in the grace which is in Christ Jesus.
Till I come, give thyself to reading, to exhortation, to teaching.
But thou, be sober in all things, bear evils, do the work of an evangelist, fill up the full measure of thy ministry.
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
conducting his own house well, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
as it is righteous for me to think this as to you all, because ye have me in your hearts, and that both in my bonds and in the defence and confirmation of the glad tidings ye are all participators in my grace.
Thus, yearning over you, we had found our delight in having imparted to you not only the glad tidings of God, but our own lives also, because ye had become beloved of us.
Be imitators all together of me, brethren, and fix your eyes on those walking thus as you have us for a model;
Let no one despise thy youth, but be a model of the believers, in word, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
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