QUALITIES OF A GOOD MINISTER

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					                      QUALITIES OF A GOOD MINISTER

I. A GROWING RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST (v. 1)

      A. The pastor must be a man who walks with God and who is growing in
      his spiritual life.

      B. If the leaders of the church are not moving forward, the church will not
      move forward.

II. A LOVING CONCERN FOR GOD’S SHEEP (vv. 2-3)

      A. Feed the flock (v. 2)

      B. Take the oversight (v. 2)

      C. Be an example to the flock (v. 3)

             Three major temptations
              Laziness
              Money
              Demagoguery

III. A STRONG DESIRE TO PLEASE CHRIST ALONE (v. 4)

      A. The Lord’s coming (v. 4)

        1. The Good Shepherd: died for the sheep (John 10:11).

        2. The Great Shepherd: lives for the sheep (Heb 13:20-21).

        3. The Chief Shepherd: comes for the sheep (I Peter 5:4).

      B. The servant’s reward (v. 4)

Closing Thoughts
      1. A Passion for Prayer
      2. A Commitment to Holiness
      3. A Heart for Service
      4. A Love for the Lord and His Word
      5. A Zeal for Preaching
      6. A Passion for the Lost
      7. A Thirst for Knowledge