What does the Bible say about pastors
Jeremiah 3:15 / ESV
and I will give you shepherds according to my heart, who will feed you with teaching and wisdom.
Titus 1: 5-9 / LUT
That is why I left you in Crete to do what I left and occupy the cities to and fro with elders, as I have commanded you; where one is blameless, the man of a woman who has believing children, not notorious that they are indulgent and disobedient. Because a bishop should be irreproachable as a steward of God, not stubborn, not angry, not a wine drinker, not a fight, not to act dishonest; but hospitable, kind, chaste, just, holy, chaste, and observing whether the word is certain and instructive, so that it may be mighty to admonish through the wholesome doctrine and to punish the opponents.
Proverbs 27:23 / NIV
Take care of your sheep and take care of your flocks.
1 Peter 5: 1-5 / LUT
I exhort the elders who are among you, the eldest and witness of the sufferings that are in Christ, and also partakers of the glory that is to be revealed: Feed the flock of Christ, which is commanded to you and watch carefully, not compelled but willing; not for the sake of shameful gain, but from the bottom of the heart; not as ruling over the people, but becoming models for the flock. So when the Arch Shepherd appears you will receive the imperishable crown of honor. Likewise, you young ones, be subject to the elders. All are subject to one another and hold fast to humility. For God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
James 1:22 / ESV
But be the doer of the word and not the listener alone, whereby you deceive yourselves.
Hebrews 13:17 / ESV
Obey your teachers and follow them; for they watch over your souls, as they should give an account for it; that they may do it with joy and not with sighs; because that is not good for you.
1 Peter 3:15 / ESV
but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts. Always be ready to take responsibility everyone, the reason calls for the hope that is in you,
Matthew 6: 1-34 / LUT
Pay attention to your alms, that you do not give it in front of the people, that you may be seen by them; otherwise you have no reward from your Heavenly Father. When you give alms you should not let the trumpet in front of you, as the hypocrites do in the schools and in the streets, so that they may be praised by the people. Truly I say to you: they have their reward gone. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your alms may be hidden; and your Father, who looks into the secret, will repay you publicly. And when you pray, you shouldn't be like the hypocrites who like to stand there and pray in the schools and in the corners of the streets so that people can see them. Truly I say to you: they have their reward gone. But when you pray, go into your little room and shut the door and pray to your Father in secret; and your Father, who looks into the secret, will repay you publicly. And when you pray you should not babble much like the heathen; because they think they will be heard if they say a lot. Therefore you should not put yourselves on an equal footing with them. Your father knows what you need before you ask him. This is why you should pray: Our Father in heaven! Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven ...
1 Timothy 5: 8 / LUT
But if someone does not take care of his own people, especially his housemates, he has denied the faith and is worse than a pagan.
James 3: 1 / NIV
Dear brothers and sisters, do not conquer everyone to be a teacher and know that the more judgment we will receive.
2 Corinthians 5: 18-20 / LUT
But all of this from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ and given the ministry that preaches reconciliation. For God was in Christ and reconciled the world to himself and did not attribute their sins to them and established the word of reconciliation among us. So we are now ambassadors on behalf of Christ, for God admonishes through us; so we now ask on behalf of Christ: Be reconciled to God.
Colossians 3:12 / NIV
So put on now, as God's elect, saints and beloved, heartfelt mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience;
Ephesians 4:11 / ESV
And he made some apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some shepherds and teachers,
1 Corinthians 3:11 / ESV
No one can lay any other foundation except that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Mica 6: 8 / LUT
You have been told, man, what is good and what the LORD asks of you, namely to keep God's word and practice love and be humble before your God.
1 Corinthians 11: 1-34 / LUT
Be my followers, like I of Christ! I praise you, dear brothers, that you think of me in every way and that you keep the way that I have given you. But I let you know that Christ is the head of every man; but the man is the head of the woman; But God is the head of Christ. Every man who prays or prophesies and has something on his head, desecrates his head. But a woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered, desecrates her head, because it is as much as if it had been shaved. If she does not want to cover herself, one has to cut her hair off. But if it is bad that a woman has trimmed hair and is shorn, let her cover her head. But the man should not cover his head, since he is God's image and honor; but the woman is the man's honor. For the man is not from the woman, but the woman from the man. And the man was not created for the woman, but the woman for the man. That is why the woman ought to have power over her head, for the sake of the angels ...
Genesis 18:19 / ESV
For I know that he will command his children and his house after him to keep the way of the Lord, and to do what is right and good, so that the Lord may bring upon Abraham what he promised him.
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