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Seven Things Pastors are Charged To Do
#115 Seven Things Pastors are Charged To Do
I am Fred Myers the founder of For the Fathers Ministry, and this is Faith by the Numbers.
Count your way to wisdom in number one-hundred and fifteen of this series, Seven Things Pastors are Charged to Do.
Paul is speaking to a younger pastor named Timothy in the Book of Timothy. In these verses, Paul had appointed Timothy as the pastor and was charging Timothy with certain pastoral duties. Timothy was first charged to preach, but notice what he was charged to teach, God’s word.
Paul understood that he was writing to the church, a body of believers, and not the lost. Bible study, and sermons speak to the saved for reproving, rebuking, and exhorting. The Gospel is to be taken outside the church and into the world. Today churches and Christians have lost this understanding. It is significant that the first word is “preach”, and this is the same word used for Christ proclaiming the Gospel in Matthew 4.17.
Mt 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Unfortunately, today not many Pastors go outside of the church to speak the Gospel.
Seven Things Pastors are Charged to Do:
- Preach/announce publicly and loudly (to cry, to raise alarm)
- Use only God’s word
- Be ready in season and out. The word “season” means opportunity.
- Teach with patience
Paul would start each of his churches with a body of new believers. Today, most churches do not begin with a group of new believers. Most Christian churches start after there is discord or unhappiness with other Christian congregations. The Gospel is for the world, and peace is for the church.
I am Fred Myers, and this is Faith by the Numbers.
It is my prayer that many will count their way to wisdom through this series and find the peace that surpasses all understanding.
2 Ti 4:2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
2 Ti 3:16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness…
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