AN EXPOSITION OF 1 TIMOTHY 3:1-7 The world has an idea of what constitutes the perfect pastor. Generally speaking, the thinking is along the following lines. The Perfect Pastor preaches exactly 10 minutes. He condemns sin roundly, but never hurts anyone's feelings. He works from 8 a.m. until midnight, and is also the church janitor. … Continue reading God’s Perfect Pastor
In the early days of the Church, when the persecution was the strongest, men needed encouragement to assume this holy office, and so Paul wrote to say in 1 Timothy 3:1: “If a man desire the office of a bishop [Gk. episkopes, overseer], he desireth a good work.” The desire to be a bishop must … Continue reading Are You Called to be a Pastor?