Ministers, Should Be
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Leave, leave, go out from there!
Do not touch anything unclean;
go out from her, purify yourselves,
you who carry the vessels of the Lord.
serving the Lord with all humility, with tears, and with the trials that came to me through the plots of the Jews—
But as God’s ministers, we commend ourselves in everything:by great endurance, by afflictions,
by hardship, by difficulties,
The Lord’s slave must not quarrel, but must be gentle to everyone, able to teach, and patient,
An overseer, therefore, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher,
For an overseer, as God’s administrator, must be blameless, not arrogant, not hot-tempered, not addicted to wine, not a bully, not greedy for money,
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying:Who should I send?
Who will go for Us?I said:Here I am. Send me.
Shepherd God’s flock among you, not overseeing out of compulsion but freely, according to God’s will; not for the money but eagerly;
Now I am ready to come to you this third time. I will not burden you, for I am not seeking what is yours, but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.
Although we could have been a burden as Christ’s apostles, instead we were gentle among you, as a nursing mother nurtures her own children.
But I count my life of no value to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of God’s grace.
My eager expectation and hope is that I will not be ashamed about anything, but that now as always, with all boldness, Christ will be highly honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For me, living is Christ and dying is gain.
You, therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
Instead, I discipline my body and bring it under strict control, so that after preaching to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
Until I come, give your attention to public reading, exhortation, and teaching.
But as for you, be serious about everything, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
For this reason I kneel before the Father
one who manages his own household competently, having his children under control with all dignity.
It is right for me to think this way about all of you, because I have you in my heart, and you are all partners with me in grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and establishment of the gospel.
We cared so much for you that we were pleased to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.
Let no one despise your youth; instead, you should be an example to the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
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