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
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
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)
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