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15 Bible Verses about Ministers

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Ephesians 4:11-12

He gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, shepherds and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, to the work of serving, to the building up of the body of Christ;

2 Corinthians 11:15

It is no great thing therefore if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.

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Candlestick » Illustrative of » Ministers

Matthew 5:14-16

You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can't be hidden. Neither do you light a lamp, and put it under a measuring basket, but on a stand; and it shines to all who are in the house. Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Conversion » Through the instrumentality of » Ministers

1 Thessalonians 1:9

For they themselves report concerning us what kind of a reception we had from you; and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God,

false Doctrines » Should be avoided by » Ministers

1 Timothy 1:4

neither to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which cause disputes, rather than God's stewardship, which is in faith --

Faithfulness » Especially required in » Ministers

Light » Illustrative of » Ministers

John 5:35

He was the burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.

Love to man » Should be exhibited, toward » Ministers

Ministers » Divinely appointed

Ministers » Work of preaching » Examples of

1 Peter 4:6

For to this end the Good News was preached even to the dead, that they might be judged indeed as men in the flesh, but live as to God in the spirit.

Ministers » Support of » Afflictions of

2 Corinthians 12:7

By reason of the exceeding greatness of the revelations, that I should not be exalted excessively, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, that I should not be exalted excessively.

Ezekiel 24:18

So I spoke to the people in the morning; and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

2 Corinthians 11:23

Are they servants of Christ? (I speak as one beside himself) I am more so; in labors more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in deaths often.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:3

Ministers » Call of, examples of » Care for the church

2 Corinthians 7:12

So although I wrote to you, I wrote not for his cause that did the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered the wrong, but that your earnest care for us might be revealed in you in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that by any means, when I come, I might find you not the way I want to, and that I might be found by you as you don't desire; that by any means there would be strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, whisperings, proud thoughts, riots;

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:10

Ministers » Support of » Unfaithful, general references to

Jeremiah 6:13

"For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, everyone is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even to the priest, everyone deals falsely.

Isaiah 56:10

His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they can't bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.

Jeremiah 23:11

for both prophet and priest are profane; yes, in my house have I found their wickedness, says Yahweh.

Lamentations 2:14

Your prophets have seen for you false and foolish visions; They have not uncovered your iniquity, to bring back your captivity, but have seen for you false oracles and causes of banishment.

Ministers » Work of preaching » Christ the theme of

Acts 4:2

being upset because they taught the people and proclaimed in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

Acts 8:35

Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, preached to him Jesus.

Acts 9:20

Immediately in the synagogues he proclaimed the Christ, that he is the Son of God.

Ministers » Hospitality to » Message of

Acts 4:2

being upset because they taught the people and proclaimed in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

Acts 8:35

Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, preached to him Jesus.

Acts 9:20

Immediately in the synagogues he proclaimed the Christ, that he is the Son of God.

Ministers » Hospitality to » Ordination of

Acts 6:6

whom they set before the apostles. When they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.

Deuteronomy 34:9

Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands on him: and the children of Israel listened to him, and did as Yahweh commanded Moses.

Ministers » Hospitality to » Promises to

Ministers » Work of preaching » Encouraged

Luke 9:60

But Jesus said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce the Kingdom of God."

More verses: Luke 9:2 Acts 5:20

Ministers » Remuneration of » Required to preach the gospel

Luke 9:60

But Jesus said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce the Kingdom of God."

More verses: Luke 9:2 Acts 5:20

Ministers » Remuneration of » In the Christian church

1 Timothy 5:18

For the Scripture says, "You shall not muzzle the ox when it treads out the grain." And, "The laborer is worthy of his wages."

1 Corinthians 9:14

Even so the Lord ordained that those who proclaim the Good News should live from the Good News.

Ministers » Support of » In the Christian church

1 Timothy 5:18

For the Scripture says, "You shall not muzzle the ox when it treads out the grain." And, "The laborer is worthy of his wages."

1 Corinthians 9:14

Even so the Lord ordained that those who proclaim the Good News should live from the Good News.

Ministers » Hospitality to » The duty of

1 Timothy 5:10

being approved by good works, if she has brought up children, if she has been hospitable to strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, and if she has diligently followed every good work.

More verses: 1 Peter 4:9

Ministers » Work of preaching » As shepherds to feed the flock

John 21:17

He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you have affection for me?" Peter was grieved because he asked him the third time, "Do you have affection for me?" He said to him, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I have affection for you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep.

Jeremiah 23:4

I will set up shepherds over them, who shall feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be lacking, says Yahweh.

More verses: 1 Peter 5:2

Ministers » Remuneration of » Shepherds

John 21:17

He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you have affection for me?" Peter was grieved because he asked him the third time, "Do you have affection for me?" He said to him, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I have affection for you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep.

Jeremiah 23:4

I will set up shepherds over them, who shall feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be lacking, says Yahweh.

More verses: 1 Peter 5:2

Ministers » Should preach » Without deceitfulness

1 Thessalonians 2:5

For neither were we at any time found using words of flattery, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness (God is witness),

1 Thessalonians 2:3

For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deception.

Ministers » Work of preaching » As teachers of the word

1 Timothy 6:2

Those who have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brothers, but rather let them serve them, because those who partake of the benefit are believing and beloved. Teach and exhort these things.

Ministers » Remuneration of » Teachers

1 Timothy 6:2

Those who have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brothers, but rather let them serve them, because those who partake of the benefit are believing and beloved. Teach and exhort these things.

Ministers » Remuneration of » Responsibility of

Ezekiel 33:6

But if the watchman sees the sword come, and doesn't blow the trumpet, and the people aren't warned, and the sword comes, and take any person from among them; he is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.

Ezekiel 3:1-17

He said to me, Son of man, eat that which you find. Eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat the scroll. He said to me, Son of man, cause your belly to eat, and fill your bowels with this scroll that I give you. Then I ate it; and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. read more.
He said to me, Son of man, go to the house of Israel, and speak my words to them. For you are not sent to a people of a strange speech and of a hard language, but to the house of Israel; not to many peoples of a strange speech and of a hard language, whose words you can not understand. Surely, if I sent you to them, they would listen to you. But the house of Israel will not listen to you; for they will not listen to me: for all the house of Israel are obstinate and hard-hearted. Behold, I have made your face hard against their faces, and your forehead hard against their foreheads. As an adamant harder than flint have I made your forehead: don't be afraid of them, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house. Moreover he said to me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak to you receive in your heart, and hear with your ears. Go to them of the captivity, to the children of your people, and speak to them, and tell them, Thus says the Lord Yahweh; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear. Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me the voice of a great rushing, [saying], Blessed be the glory of Yahweh from his place. [I heard] the noise of the wings of the living creatures as they touched one another, and the noise of the wheels beside them, even the noise of a great rushing. So the Spirit lifted me up, and took me away; and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; and the hand of Yahweh was strong on me. Then I came to them of the captivity at Tel Aviv, that lived by the river Chebar, and to where they lived; and I sat there overwhelmed among them seven days. It happened at the end of seven days, that the word of Yahweh came to me, saying, Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore hear the word from my mouth, and give them warning from me.

2 Corinthians 2:16

to the one a stench from death to death; to the other a sweet aroma from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things?

Ministers » When faithful » Are rewarded

1 Corinthians 3:14

If any man's work remains which he built on it, he will receive a reward.

Matthew 24:47

Most certainly I tell you that he will set him over all that he has.

1 Corinthians 9:17-18

For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward. But if not of my own will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me. What then is my reward? That, when I preach the Good News, I may present the Good News of Christ without charge, so as not to abuse my authority in the Good News.

Ministers » Charges to » Honour due to

Ministers » Should be » Ensamples to the flock

2 Thessalonians 3:9

not because we don't have the right, but to make ourselves an example to you, that you should imitate us.

Ministers » Their people are bound, to » Pray for them

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us, for we are persuaded that we have a good conscience, desiring to live honorably in all things.

Ephesians 6:19

on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in opening my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the Good News,

Ministers » Should be » Affectionate to their people

1 Thessalonians 2:8

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.

1 Thessalonians 2:11

As you know, we exhorted, comforted, and implored every one of you, as a father does his own children,

Ministers » Should preach » Not with enticing words of man's wisdom

1 Corinthians 2:1

When I came to you, brothers, I didn't come with excellence of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.

Ministers » Work of preaching » Spiritual watchmen

Isaiah 62:6

I have set watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day nor night: you who call on Yahweh, take no rest,

Ezekiel 3:17

Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore hear the word from my mouth, and give them warning from me.

Jeremiah 6:17

I set watchmen over you, saying, 'Listen to the sound of the trumpet!' But they said, 'We will not listen!'

Ministers » When faithful » Thank God for his gifts to their people

1 Thessalonians 3:9

For what thanksgiving can we render again to God for you, for all the joy with which we rejoice for your sakes before our God;

Ministers » Their people are bound, to » Hold them in reputation

Ministers » Their people are bound, to » Support them

2 Chronicles 31:4

Moreover he commanded the people who lived in Jerusalem to give the portion of the priests and the Levites, that they might give themselves to the law of Yahweh.

1 Corinthians 9:7-11

What soldier ever serves at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard, and doesn't eat of its fruit? Or who feeds a flock, and doesn't drink from the flock's milk? Do I speak these things according to the ways of men? Or doesn't the law also say the same thing? For it is written in the law of Moses, "You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain." Is it for the oxen that God cares, read more.
or does he say it assuredly for our sake? Yes, it was written for our sake, because he who plows ought to plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should partake of his hope. If we sowed to you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we reap your fleshly things?

Ministers » Should not be » Greedy of filthy lucre

Ministers » Are bound, to » Feed the church

John 21:15-17

So when they had eaten their breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I have affection for you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs." He said to him again a second time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I have affection for you." He said to him, "Tend my sheep." He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you have affection for me?" Peter was grieved because he asked him the third time, "Do you have affection for me?" He said to him, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I have affection for you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep.

Ministers » When faithful » Rejoice in the faith and holiness of their people

1 Thessalonians 3:6-9

But when Timothy came just now to us from you, and brought us glad news of your faith and love, and that you have good memories of us always, longing to see us, even as we also long to see you; for this cause, brothers, we were comforted over you in all our distress and affliction through your faith. For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord. read more.
For what thanksgiving can we render again to God for you, for all the joy with which we rejoice for your sakes before our God;

Ministers » Should preach » With boldness

Isaiah 58:1

"Cry aloud, don't spare, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and declare to my people their disobedience, and to the house of Jacob their sins.

Ezekiel 2:6

You, son of man, don't be afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with you, and you do dwell among scorpions: don't be afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house.

Matthew 10:27-28

What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim on the housetops. Don't be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. Rather, fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.

Ministers » Should avoid giving unnecessary offence

2 Corinthians 6:3

We give no occasion of stumbling in anything, that our service may not be blamed,

1 Corinthians 10:32-33

Give no occasions for stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the assembly of God; even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.

Ministers » Should be » Disinterested

1 Thessalonians 2:6

nor seeking glory from men (neither from you nor from others), when we might have claimed authority as apostles of Christ.

Ministers » Should preach » Without charge, if possible

Ministers » Should be » Holy

Leviticus 21:6

They shall be holy to their God, and not profane the name of their God; for they offer the offerings of Yahweh made by fire, the bread of their God; therefore they shall be holy.

Exodus 28:36

"You shall make a plate of pure gold, and engrave on it, like the engravings of a signet, 'HOLY TO YAHWEH.'

Ministers » Authority of, is for edification

2 Corinthians 13:10

For this cause I write these things while absent, that I may not deal sharply when present, according to the authority which the Lord gave me for building up, and not for tearing down.

Ministers » Have authority from God

2 Corinthians 13:10

For this cause I write these things while absent, that I may not deal sharply when present, according to the authority which the Lord gave me for building up, and not for tearing down.

Ministers » Their people are bound, to » Love them

2 Corinthians 8:7

But as you abound in everything, in faith, utterance, knowledge, all earnestness, and in your love to us, see that you also abound in this grace.

1 Thessalonians 3:6

But when Timothy came just now to us from you, and brought us glad news of your faith and love, and that you have good memories of us always, longing to see us, even as we also long to see you;

Ministers » Should preach » Christ crucified

Acts 8:35

Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, preached to him Jesus.

Ministers » Labors of, vain, without God's blessing

1 Corinthians 3:7

So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.

Ministers » Their people are bound, to » Give them joy

2 Corinthians 1:14

as also you acknowledged us in part, that we are your boasting, even as you also are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus.

2 Corinthians 2:3

And I wrote this very thing to you, so that, when I came, I wouldn't have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy would be shared by all of you.

Ministers » Should not be » Easily dispirited

Ministers » Their people are bound, to » Follow their holy example

Ministers » Are bound, to » Build up the church

2 Corinthians 12:19

Again, do you think that we are excusing ourselves to you? In the sight of God we speak in Christ. But all things, beloved, are for your edifying.

Ministers » Should not be » Men-pleasers

Ministers » Should be » Gentle

Ministers » Their people are bound, to » Obey them

1 Corinthians 16:16

that you also be in subjection to such, and to everyone who helps in the work and labors.

Ministers » Their people are bound, to » Regard them as God's messengers

Galatians 4:14

That which was a temptation to you in my flesh, you didn't despise nor reject; but you received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

Ministers » Should preach » Fully, and without reserve

Acts 20:20

how I didn't shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, teaching you publicly and from house to house,

Ministers » Should be » Patient

Ministers » Qualified by God

Isaiah 6:5-7

Then I said, "Woe is me! For I am undone, because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for my eyes have seen the King, Yahweh of Armies!" Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar. He touched my mouth with it, and said, "Behold, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away, and your sin forgiven."

2 Corinthians 3:5-6

not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God; who also made us sufficient as servants of a new covenant; not of the letter, but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

Ministers » When unfaithful » Shall be punished

Matthew 24:48-51

But if that evil servant should say in his heart, 'My lord is delaying his coming,' and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eat and drink with the drunkards, the lord of that servant will come in a day when he doesn't expect it, and in an hour when he doesn't know it, read more.
and will cut him in pieces, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites. There is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be.

Ezekiel 33:6-8

But if the watchman sees the sword come, and doesn't blow the trumpet, and the people aren't warned, and the sword comes, and take any person from among them; he is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand. So you, son of man, I have set you a watchman to the house of Israel; therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I tell the wicked, O wicked man, you shall surely die, and you don't speak to warn the wicked from his way; that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at your hand.

Ministers » Charges to » Good

1 Timothy 4:6

If you instruct the brothers of these things, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished in the words of the faith, and of the good doctrine which you have followed.

Ministers » Should be » Devoted

Philippians 1:20-21

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.

Ministers » Should be » Prayerful

Ministers » When unfaithful » Described

Isaiah 56:10-12

His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they can't bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber. Yes, the dogs are greedy, they can never have enough; and these are shepherds who can't understand: they have all turned to their own way, each one to his gain, from every quarter. "Come," [say they], "I will get wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, [a day] great beyond measure."

Titus 1:10-11

For there are also many unruly men, vain talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain's sake.

Ministers » Are bound, to » Preach the gospel to all

Ministers » Should be » Studious and meditative

Ministers » Are bound, to » War a good warfare

1 Timothy 1:18

This instruction I commit to you, my child Timothy, according to the prophecies which led the way to you, that by them you may wage the good warfare;

Ministers » Should be » Strict in ruling their own families

Ministers » Should be » Apt to teach

Ministers » Their people are bound, to » Help them

Philippians 4:3

Yes, I beg you also, true yokefellow, help these women, for they labored with me in the Good News, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.

Romans 16:9

Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and Stachys, my beloved.

Ministers » When unfaithful » Delude men

Jeremiah 6:14

They have healed also the hurt of my people superficially, saying, 'Peace, peace!' when there is no peace.

Ministers » Should be » Pure

Ministers » Their people are bound, to » Not to despise them

Luke 10:16

Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me. Whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me."

Ministers » Their people are bound, to » Attend to their instructions

Matthew 23:3

All things therefore whatever they tell you to observe, observe and do, but don't do their works; for they say, and don't do.

Ministers » Are bound, to » Pray for their people

Joel 2:17

Let the priests, the ministers of Yahweh, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, "Spare your people, Yahweh, and don't give your heritage to reproach, that the nations should rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples, 'Where is their God?'"

Ministers » Should be » Sober, just, and temperate

Leviticus 10:9

"Drink no wine nor strong drink, you, nor your sons with you, when you go into the Tent of Meeting, that you don't die: it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations:

Ministers » Should not be » Entangled by cares

Luke 9:60

But Jesus said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce the Kingdom of God."

Ministers » Should not be » Contentious

Ministers » Should be » Blameless

Ministers » Should be » Hospitable

Ministers » Given to wine

Ministers » Called by God

Exodus 28:1

"Bring Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, near to you from among the children of Israel, that he may minister to me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.

Hebrews 5:4

Nobody takes this honor on himself, but he is called by God, just like Aaron was.

Ministers » When unfaithful » Seek gain

Ministers » Should preach » With constancy

Ministers » Should be » Willing

Ministers » Are bound, to » Strengthen the faith of their people

Ministers » Are bound, to » Rebuke

Titus 1:13

This testimony is true. For this cause, reprove them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,

Ministers » Should preach » With consistency

2 Corinthians 1:18-19

But as God is faithful, our word toward you was not "Yes and no." For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, by me, Silvanus, and Timothy, was not "Yes and no," but in him is "Yes."

Ministers » Are bound, to » Exhort

Ministers » Should preach » Everywhere

Ministers » Sent by the holy ghost

Acts 13:4

So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia. From there they sailed to Cyprus.

Ministers » Should preach » With good will and love

Philippians 1:15-17

Some indeed preach Christ even out of envy and strife, and some also out of good will. The former insincerely preach Christ from selfish ambition, thinking that they add affliction to my chains; but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the Good News.

Ministers » Should preach » With zeal

1 Thessalonians 2:8

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.

Ministers » Are bound, to » Comfort

2 Corinthians 1:4-6

who comforts us in all our affliction, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, through the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound to us, even so our comfort also abounds through Christ. But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation. If we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer.

Ministers » Should seek the salvation of their flock

1 Corinthians 10:33

even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.

Ministers » Entrusted with the gospel

Ministers » Should preach » With plainness of speech

Ministers » Described as » Ambassadors for Christ

Ministers » Should be » Self-denying

Ministers » Woe to those who do not preach the gospel

1 Corinthians 9:16

For if I preach the Good News, I have nothing to boast about; for necessity is laid on me; but woe is to me, if I don't preach the Good News.

Ministers » Specially protected by God

2 Corinthians 1:10

who delivered us out of so great a death, and does deliver; on whom we have set our hope that he will also still deliver us;

Ministers » When faithful » Commend themselves to the consciences of men

Ministers » When faithful » Approve themselves as the ministers of God

Ministers » Should preach » Not setting forth themselves

Ministers » When faithful » Glory in their people

2 Corinthians 7:4

Great is my boldness of speech toward you. Great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort. I overflow with joy in all our affliction.

Ministers » Should not be » Crafty

Ministers » Described as » The servants of Christ's people

Ministers » Described as » Stewards of the mysteries of God

Ministers » Described as » Ministers of Christ

Ministers » Compared to earthen vessels

2 Corinthians 4:7

But we have this treasure in clay vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and not from ourselves.

Ministers » Faithful--exemplified » The eleven apostles

Matthew 28:16-19

But the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had sent them. When they saw him, they bowed down to him, but some doubted. Jesus came to them and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. read more.
Go, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Ministers » Faithful--exemplified » Epaphroditus

Philippians 2:25

But I counted it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker, fellow soldier, and your apostle and servant of my need;

Ministers » Faithful--exemplified » Timothy

Philippians 2:22

But you know the proof of him, that, as a child serves a father, so he served with me in furtherance of the Good News.

Ministers » Should preach » With faithfulness

Ezekiel 3:17-18

Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore hear the word from my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I tell the wicked, You shall surely die; and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand.

Ministers » Described as » Defenders of the faith

Ministers » Necessity for

Matthew 9:37-38

Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest indeed is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore that the Lord of the harvest will send out laborers into his harvest."

Ministers » Should preach » With heedfulness

Ministers » Should be » Impartial

1 Timothy 5:21

I command you in the sight of God, and Christ Jesus, and the chosen angels, that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing by partiality.

Ministers » Call of, examples of » Elisha

1 Kings 19:19

So he departed there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing, with twelve yoke [of oxen] before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed over to him, and cast his mantle on him.

Ministers » Are bound, to » Endure hardness

Ministers » Are bound, to » Watch for souls

Ministers » Are bound, to » Teach

Ministers » Should be » Strong in grace

Ministers » Should be » Watchful

Ministers » Should make full proof of their ministry

Ministers » Commissioned by Christ

Ministers » Their people are bound, to » Imitate their faith

Ministers » Should preach » According to the oracles of God

Ministers » Pray for the increase of

Matthew 9:38

Pray therefore that the Lord of the harvest will send out laborers into his harvest."

Ministers » Excellency of

Ministers » Should not be » Lords over God's heritage

Ministers » Faithful--exemplified » Paul

Ministers » When unfaithful » Deal treacherously with their people

John 10:12

He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who doesn't own the sheep, sees the wolf coming, leaves the sheep, and flees. The wolf snatches the sheep, and scatters them.

Ministers » Should preach » Repentance and faith

Ministers » Are bound, to » Warn affectionately

Ministers » Should be » Humble

Ministers » Separated unto the gospel

Ministers » Faithful--exemplified » Matthias

Acts 1:26

They drew lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Ministers » Faithful--exemplified » Simeon

Acts 13:1

Now in the assembly that was at Antioch there were some prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen the foster brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Ministers » Faithful--exemplified » Titus

Ministers » Are bound, to » Convince gainsayers

Ministers » Faithful--exemplified » Philip

Pillars » Illustrative of » Ministers

Jeremiah 1:18

For, behold, I have made you this day a fortified city, and an iron pillar, and bronze walls, against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against its princes, against its priests, and against the people of the land.

Galatians 2:9

and when they perceived the grace that was given to me, James and Cephas and John, they who were reputed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcision.

Intercessory prayer » Should be offered up for » Ministers

Philippians 1:19

For I know that this will turn out to my salvation, through your supplication and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

Rebellion against God » Ministers » Sent to those guilty of

Ezekiel 2:3-7

He said to me, Son of man, I send you to the children of Israel, to a nation of rebels who have rebelled against me. They and their fathers have transgressed against me even to this very day. The children are impudent and stiff-hearted: I am sending you to them; and you shall tell them, Thus says the Lord Yahweh. They, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house), yet shall know that there has been a prophet among them. read more.
You, son of man, don't be afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with you, and you do dwell among scorpions: don't be afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house. You shall speak my words to them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear; for they are most rebellious.

Ezekiel 3:4-9

He said to me, Son of man, go to the house of Israel, and speak my words to them. For you are not sent to a people of a strange speech and of a hard language, but to the house of Israel; not to many peoples of a strange speech and of a hard language, whose words you can not understand. Surely, if I sent you to them, they would listen to you. read more.
But the house of Israel will not listen to you; for they will not listen to me: for all the house of Israel are obstinate and hard-hearted. Behold, I have made your face hard against their faces, and your forehead hard against their foreheads. As an adamant harder than flint have I made your forehead: don't be afraid of them, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house.

Mark 12:4-8

Again, he sent another servant to them; and they threw stones at him, wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully treated. Again he sent another; and they killed him; and many others, beating some, and killing some. Therefore still having one, his beloved son, he sent him last to them, saying, 'They will respect my son.' read more.
But those farmers said among themselves, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.' They took him, killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.

Rebellion against God » Ministers » Remind » Past

Deuteronomy 9:7

Remember, don't forget, how you provoked Yahweh your God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that you went forth out of the land of Egypt, until you came to this place, you have been rebellious against Yahweh.

Deuteronomy 31:27

For I know your rebellion, and your stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, you have been rebellious against Yahweh; and how much more after my death?

Rebellion against God » Ministers » Should testify against

Isaiah 30:8-9

Now go, write it before them on a tablet, and inscribe it in a book, that it may be for the time to come forever and ever. For it is a rebellious people, lying children, children who will not hear the law of Yahweh;

Rebellion against God » Ministers » Should warn against

Numbers 14:9

Only don't rebel against Yahweh, neither fear the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defense is removed from over them, and Yahweh is with us. Don't fear them."

Rebellion against God » Ministers » Cautioned against

Ezekiel 2:8

But you, son of man, hear what I tell you; don't be rebellious like that rebellious house: open your mouth, and eat that which I give you.

Salvation » Ministers » Should be clothed in

Psalm 132:16

Her priests I will also clothe with salvation. Her saints will shout aloud for joy.

2 Chronicles 6:41

"Now therefore arise, Yahweh God, into your resting place, you, and the ark of your strength: let your priests, Yahweh God, be clothed with salvation, and let your saints rejoice in goodness.

Salvation » Ministers » Are a sweet savor of Christ unto God, in those who obtain

2 Corinthians 2:15

For we are a sweet aroma of Christ to God, in those who are saved, and in those who perish;

Salvation » Ministers » Should use self-denial to lead others to

1 Corinthians 9:22

To the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some.

Salvation » Ministers » Should exhort to

Ezekiel 3:18-19

When I tell the wicked, You shall surely die; and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand. Yet if you warn the wicked, and he doesn't turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.

Salvation » Ministers » Should endure suffering that the elect may obtain

Salvation » Ministers » Should labor to lead others to

Salvation » Ministers » Show the way of

Salvation » Ministers » Give the knowledge of

Shepherds » Illustrative » Ministers » Of the gospel

Jeremiah 23:4

I will set up shepherds over them, who shall feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be lacking, says Yahweh.

Sobriety » Required in » Ministers

1 Timothy 3:2-3

The overseer therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, modest, hospitable, good at teaching; not a drinker, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous;

Steadfastness » Ministers » Should pray for, in their people

Steadfastness » Ministers » Should exhort to

Acts 13:43

Now when the synagogue broke up, many of the Jews and of the devout proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas; who, speaking to them, urged them to continue in the grace of God.

Steadfastness » Ministers » Encouraged by, in their people

1 Thessalonians 3:8

For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord.

Steadfastness » Ministers » Exhorted to

2 Timothy 1:13-14

Hold the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed to you, guard through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.

Steadfastness » Ministers » Rejoiced by, in their people

Towers » Illustrative of » Ministers

Jeremiah 6:27

"I have made you a tester of metals [and] a fortress among my people; that you may know and try their way.

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Afflictions Of Ministers

Ezekiel 24:18

So I spoke to the people in the morning; and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

Ministers, Description Of

Exodus 28:1

"Bring Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, near to you from among the children of Israel, that he may minister to me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.

Unfaithful Ministers

Isaiah 56:10-12

His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they can't bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.