« Mills Ministers Miracles »

Ministers

Called by God — Ex 28:1; Heb 5:4.

Qualified by God — Isa 6:5-7; 2Co 3:5,6.

Commissioned by Christ — Mt 28:19.

Sent by the Holy Spirit — Ac 13:2,4.

Have authority from God — 2Co 10:8; 13:10.

Authority of, is for edification — 2Co 10:8; 13:10.

Separated to the gospel — Ro 1:1.

Entrusted with the gospel — 1Th 2:4.

Described as

Ambassadors for Christ. — 2Co 5:20.

Ministers of Christ. — 1Co 4:1.

Stewards of the mysteries of God. — 1Co 4:1.

Defenders of the faith. — Php 1:7.

The servants of Christ’s people. — 2Co 4:5.

Specially protected by God — 2Co 1:10.

Necessity for — Mt 9:37,38; Ro 10:14.

Excellency of — Ro 10:15.

Labours of, vain, without God’s blessing — 1Co 3:7; 15:10.

Compared to earthen vessels — 2Co 4:7.

Should be

Pure. — Isa 52:11; 1Ti 3:9.

Holy. — Ex 28:36; Le 21:6; Tit 1:8.

Humble. — Ac 20:19.

Patient. — 2Co 6:4; 2Ti 2:24.

Blameless. — 1Ti 3:2; Tit 1:7.

Willing. — Isa 6:8; 1Pe 5:2.

Disinterested. — 2Co 12:14; 1Th 2:6.

Impartial. — 1Ti 5:21.

Gentle. — 1Th 2:7; 2Ti 2:24.

Devoted. — Ac 20:24; Php 1:20,21.

Strong in grace. — 2Ti 2:1.

Self-denying. — 1Co 9:27.

Sober, just, and temperate. — Le 10:9; Tit 1:8.

Hospitable. — 1Ti 3:2; Tit 1:8.

Apt to teach. — 1Ti 3:2; 2Ti 2:24.

Studious and meditative. — 1Ti 4:13,15.

Watchful. — 2Ti 4:5.

Prayerful. — Eph 3:14; Php 1:4.

Strict in ruling their own families. — 1Ti 3:4,12.

Affectionate to their people. — Php 1:7; 1Th 2:8,11.

Ensample to the flock. — Php 3:17; 2Th 3:9; 1Ti 4:12; 1Pe 5:3.

Should not be

Lords over God’s heritage. — 1Pe 5:3.

Greedy of filthy lucre. — Ac 20:33; 1Ti 3:3,8; 1Pe 5:2.

Contentious. — 1Ti 3:3; Tit 1:7.

Crafty. — 2Co 4:2.

Men-pleasers. — Ga 1:10; 1Th 2:4.

Easily dispirited. — 2Co 4:8,9; 6:10.

Entangled by cares. — Lu 9:60; 2Ti 2:4.

Given to wine. — 1Ti 3:3; Tit 1:7.

Should seek the salvation of their flock — 1Co 10:33.

Should avoid giving unnecessary offence — 1Co 10:32,33; 2Co 6:3.

Should make full proof of their ministry — 2Ti 4:5.

Are bound to

Preach the gospel to all. — Mr 16:16; 1Co 1:17.

Feed the Church. — Jer 3:15; Joh 21:15-17; Ac 20:28; 1Pe 5:2.

Build up the Church. — 2Co 12:19; Eph 4:12.

Watch for souls. — Heb 13:17.

Pray for their people. — Joe 2:17; Col 1:9.

Strengthen the faith of their people. — Lu 22:32; Ac 14:22.

Teach. — 2Ti 2:2.

Exhort. — Tit 1:9; 2:15.

Warn affectionately. — Ac 20:31.

Rebuke. — Tit 1:13; 2:15.

Comfort. — 2Co 1:4-6.

Convince gainsayers. — Tit 1:9.

War a good warfare. — 1Ti 1:18; 2Ti 4:7.

Endure hardness. — 2Ti 2:3.

Should preach

Christ crucified. — Ac 8:5,35; 1Co 2:2.

Repentance and faith. — Ac 20:21.

According to the oracles of God. — 1Pe 4:11.

Everywhere. — Mr 16:20; Ac 8:4.

Not with enticing words of man’s wisdom. — 1Co 1:17; 2:1,4.

Not setting forth themselves. — 2Co 4:5.

Without deceitfulness. — 2Co 2:17; 4:2; 1Th 2:3,5.

Fully, and without reserve. — Ac 5:20; 20:20,27; Ro 15:19.

With boldness. — Isa 58:1; Eze 2:6; Mt 10:27,28.

With plainness of speech. — 2Co 3:12.

With zeal. — 1Th 2:8.

With constancy. — Ac 6:4; 2Ti 4:2.

With consistency. — 2Co 1:18,19.

With heedfulness. — 1Ti 4:16.

With good will and love. — Php 1:15-17.

With faithfulness. — Eze 3:17,18.

Without charge, if possible. — 1Co 9:18; 1Th 2:9.

Woe to those who do not preach the gospel — 1Co 9:16.

When faithful

Approve themselves as the ministers of God. — 2Co 6:4.

Thank God for his gifts to their people. — 1Co 1:4; Php 1:3; 1Th 3:9.

Glory in their people. — 2Co 7:4.

Rejoice in the faith and holiness of their people. — 1Th 3:6-9.

Commend themselves to the consciences of men. — 2Co 4:2.

Are rewarded. — Mt 24:47; 1Co 3:14; 9:17,18; 1Pe 5:4.

When unfaithful

Described. — Isa 56:10-12; Tit 1:10,11.

Deal treacherously with their people. — Joh 10:12.

Delude men. — Jer 6:14; Mt 15:14.

Seek gain. — Mic 3:11; 2Pe 2:3.

Shall be punished. — Eze 33:6-8; Mt 24:48-51.

Their people are bound, to

Regard them as God’s messengers. — 1Co 4:1; Ga 4:14.

Not to despise them. — Lu 10:16; 1Ti 4:12.

Attend to their instructions. — Mal 2:7; Mt 23:3.

Follow their holy example. — 1Co 11:1; Php 3:17.

Imitate their faith. — Heb 13:7.

Hold them in reputation. — Php 2:29; 1Th 5:13; 1Ti 5:17.

Love them. — 2Co 8:7; 1Th 3:6.

Pray for them. — Ro 15:30; 2Co 1:11; Eph 6:19; Heb 13:18.

Obey them. — 1Co 16:16; Heb 13:17.

Give them joy. — 2Co 1:14; 2:3.

Help them. — Ro 16:9; Php 4:3.

Support them. — 2Ch 31:4; 1Co 9:7-11; Ga 6:6.

Pray for the increase of — Mt 9:38.

Faithful — Exemplified

The Eleven Apostles. — Mt 28:16-19.

The seventy. — Lu 10:1,17.

Matthias. — Ac 1:26.

Philip. — Ac 8:5.

Barnabas. — Ac 11:23.

Simeon, &c. — Ac 13:1.

Paul. — Ac 28:31.

Tychicus. — Eph 6:21.

Timothy. — Php 2:22.

Epaphroditus. — Php 2:24.

Archippus. — Col 4:17.

Titus. — Tit 1:5.

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