Ministers, Should Be
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Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from there, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.
serving the Lord with all humility and with many tears and temptations, which have befallen me by the ambushes of the Jews,
But in all things showing ourselves as the ministers of God in much patience, in tribulations, in necessities, in distresses,
That the slave of the Lord should not be contentious, but be meek unto everyone, apt to teach, patient,
It is expedient, therefore, that the bishop be blameless, the husband of only one wife, vigilant, temperate, of worldly affections mortified, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
For the bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God; not arrogant, not quick to anger, not given to wine, not hurtful, not greedy of dishonest gain,
After this, I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I answered, Here am I; send me.
Feed the flock of God which is among you, caring for her, not by force, but willingly; not for shameful lucre, but with willing desire;
Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be burdensome to you, for I seek not your things, but you; for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
I charge thee before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
But we were gentle among you, as a mother feeding and caring for her children,
But none of these things move me, neither do I count my life dear unto myself, only that I might finish my course with joy and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
according to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain.
Thou, therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
Until I come, occupy thyself reading, exhorting, teaching.
But watch thou in all things, labour, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thy ministry.
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
one that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all integrity;
Even as it is right for me to think this of you all because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are joint partakers of my grace.
loving you so much, that we were willing to give unto you, not only the gospel of God, but even our own souls, because ye are dear unto us.
Let no man despise thy youth, but be thou an example of the faithful in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
and not as having lordship over the heritage of the Lord, but in such a manner as to be examples of the flock.
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