What should a congregation look for when considering a Pastor? What are the requirements? What are the marks of a good and faithful Pastor?
Nice hair? A hip personality? Someone who’s “cool” and “relevant?” A guy who’s 50, but dresses like a confused teenager? Someone who ditches a pulpit for a bistro table, and looks like he’s wearing his wife’s jeans? The truth is much more serious than that.
Many Christians instinctively turn to 1 Timothy 3, and Titus 1 to answer this question. That’s nice, but I’m not gonna go there. Instead, I’m going to work my way through 2 Timothy 1-2, and look for some answers. Here’s what I have so far:
- A Pastor must to be a leader, not a coward
- A Pastor must be committed to the Bible
- A Pastor must be educated, capable and competent
The sermon notes are here, and the sermon audio is below. There’ll be more in next week’s sermon …