Ministers, Should Be
Most Relevant Verses
Depart, depart, go out from there, touch no unclean thing! Go out of the midst of her! Cleanse yourselves, you who bear the vessels of Yahweh.
serving the Lord with all humility, with many tears, and with trials which happened to me by the plots of the Jews;
but in everything commending ourselves, as servants of God, in great endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,
The Lord's servant must not quarrel, but be gentle towards all, able to teach, patient,
The overseer therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, modest, hospitable, good at teaching;
For the overseer must be blameless, as God's steward; not self-pleasing, not easily angered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for dishonest gain;
I heard the Lord's voice, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here I am. Send me!"
Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising the oversight, not under compulsion, but voluntarily, not for dishonest gain, but willingly;
Behold, this is the third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden to you; for I seek not your possessions, but you. For the children ought not to save up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother cherishes her own children.
But these things don't count; nor do I hold my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to fully testify to the Good News of the grace of God.
according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will in no way be disappointed, but with all boldness, as always, now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
You therefore, my child, be strengthened in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
but I beat my body and bring it into submission, lest by any means, after I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.
Until I come, pay attention to reading, to exhortation, and to teaching.
But you be sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, and fulfill your ministry.
For this cause, I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
one who rules his own house well, having children in subjection with all reverence;
It is even right for me to think this way on behalf of all of you, because I have you in my heart, because, both in my bonds and in the defense and confirmation of the Good News, you all are partakers with me of grace.
Even so, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you, not the Good News of God only, but also our own souls, because you had become very dear to us.
Brothers, be imitators together of me, and note those who walk this way, even as you have us for an example.
Let no man despise your youth; but be an example to those who believe, in word, in your way of life, in love, in spirit, in faith, and in purity.
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