What’s a Pastor to do?

13 Jul

Tim Challies lists 12 qualities of an excellent minister, taken from a sermon preached by John MacArthur on 1 Timothy 4.

An excellent minister …

  • warns people of error
  • is a faithful student of Scripture
  • avoids the influence of unholy teaching
  • is disciplined in personal godliness
  • is committed to hard work
  • teaches with authority
  • is a model of spiritual virtue
  • maintains a thoroughly Biblical ministry
  • uses his spiritual gift and employs it
  • is passionate regarding his work
  • is manifestly growing spiritually
  • perseveres in ministry

While the list is challenging, we pastors must recognize that this is what God has called us to be and to do. Click on the link to read the entire article.


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