Welcome back to our series in 1 Timothy. Today, we will be looking at chapter 4, where the Apostle Paul gives instructions for church leaders.
If you were to write a job description for your pastor, what would it contain? How would it compare with the description he might write? A pastor preaches regularly, performs weddings and other Christian services, visits the sick, and counsels the distressed. But what is his ministry, and what kind of person must he be to fulfill his God-given ministry? In this section of his letter to Timothy, Paul emphasized the character and the work of the minister himself; and he listed three qualities he must possess if he is to be successful in serving God.
A Good Minister Preaches the Word (1 Tim. 4:1–6)
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits…
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