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Roles pastor The men answered: Well cross the Jordan River and help our relatives. Well fight anywhere you send us. 17-18 If the Lord our God will help you as he helped Moses, and if you are strong and brave, we will obey you as we obeyed Moses. Well even put to death anyone who rebels against you or refuses to obey you. Joshua 1:16-18
People without spiritual guidance,
When enemies made life miserable for the Israelites, the Lord would feel sorry for them. He would choose a judge and help that judge rescue Israel from its enemies. The Lord would be kind to Israel as long as that judge lived.
But afterwards, the Israelites would become even more sinful than their ancestors had been.
The Israelites were stubbornthey simply would not stop worshiping other gods or following the teachings of other religions. Judges 2:18-19
Shepherd and ruler,
Israels leaders met with David at Hebron and said, We are your relatives, and we know that you have led our army into battle, even when Saul was still our king. Roles pastor The Lord God has promised that you would rule our country and take care of us like a shepherd. 1 Chronicles 11:1-2
After Gods own heart,
Then Ill appoint wise rulers who will obey me, and they will care for you like shepherds. Jeremiah 3:15
Two functions of priest,
The man then took me to the inner courtyard, where I saw two buildings, one beside the inner gate on the north and the other beside the inner gate on the south. Roles pastor He said, The building beside the north gate belongs to the priests who serve in the temple, and the building beside the south gate belongs to those who serve at the altar.
All of them are descendants of Zadok and are the only Levites allowed to serve as the Lords priests. Ezekiel 40:44-46
I am Amos. And I raised sheep near the town of Tekoa when Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam son of Jehoash was king of Israel. Roles pastor Two years before the earthquake, the Lord gave me several messages about Israel, and I said: When the Lord roars from Jerusalem, pasture lands and Mount Carmel dry up and turn brown. Amos 1:1-2
Keep eye on troublemakers,
My friends, I beg you to watch out for anyone who causes trouble and divides the church by refusing to do what all of you were taught. Stay away from them! Romans 16:17 Ideal pastor, We are not bosses who tell you what to believe. We are working with you to make you glad, because your faith is strong. 2 Corinthians 1:24 I have decided not to make my next visit with you so
painful. Roles pastor If I make you feel bad, who would be left to cheer me up, except the people I had made to feel bad?
The reason I want to be happy
is to make you happy. I wrote as I did because I didnt want to visit you and be made to feel bad, when you should make me feel happy.
At the time I wrote, I was suffering terribly. My eyes were full of tears, and my heart was broken. But I didnt want to make you feel bad. I only wanted to let you know how much I cared for you. I dont want to be hard on you. But if one of you has made someone feel bad, I am not really the one who has been made to feel bad. Some of you are the ones. 2 Corinthians 2:1-5
Using sharp discipline,
I am writing these things to you before I arrive. Roles pastor This way I wont have to be hard on you when I use the authority that the Lord has given me. I was given this authority, so that I could help you and not destroy you. 2 Corinthians 13:10
Faithful without pastoral supervision,
My dear friends, you always obeyed when I was with you. Now that I am away, you should obey even more.
So work with fear and trembling to discover what it really means to be saved. God is working in you to make you willing and able to obey him. Philippians 2:12-13
Marks of successful pastor,
But as apostles, we could have demanded help from you. After all, Christ is the one who sent us. Roles pastor We chose to be like children or like a mother nursing her baby. We cared so much for you, and you became so dear to us, that we were willing to give our lives for you when we gave you Gods message.
My dear friends, you surely
havent forgotten our hard work and hardships. You remember how night and day we struggled to make a living, so that we could tell you Gods message without being a burden to anyone. Both you and God are witnesses that we were pure and honest and innocent in our dealings with you followers of the Lord. Roles pastor You also know we did everything for you that parents would do for
their own children. We begged, encouraged, and urged each of you to live in a way that would honor God.
He is the one who chose you to share in his own kingdom and glory.1 Thessalonians 2:7-12
My friends, we ask you to be thoughtful of your leaders who work hard and tell you how to live for the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 5:12 You have often heard me teach. Roles pastor Now I want you to tell these same things to followers who can be trusted to tell others. As a good soldier of Christ Jesus you must endure your share of suffering.
Soldiers on duty dont work at outside jobs.
They try only to please their commanding officer. No one wins an athletic contest without obeying the rules. And farmers who work hard are the first to eat what grows in their field. 2 Timothy 2:2-6 When Christ Jesus comes as king, he will be the judge of everyone, whether they are living or dead. So with God and Christ as witnesses, I command you to preach Gods message. Do it willingly,
even if it isnt the popular thing to do.
You must correct people and point out their sins. But also cheer them up, and when you instruct them, always be patient. Roles pastor The time is coming when
people wont listen to good teaching.
Instead, they will look for teachers who will please them by telling them only what they are itching to hear. They will turn from the truth and eagerly listen to senseless stories. But you must stay calm and be willing to suffer. You must work hard to tell the good news and to do your job well. 2 Timothy 4:1-5
How to criticize pastor,
Dont listen to any charge against a church leader, unless at least two or three people bring the same charges. 1 Timothy 5:19
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