Pastoral Epistles: Why Would Anyone Want to be a Pastor? – Pastor David Schroeder

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For the next few months, we will learn from the Pastoral Epistles, 1&2 Timothy and Titus. These letters give us good insight into the priorities of a pastor, which should also help the church members know better how to function. Young, timid Timothy was left in Ephesus, the most pagan city of the New Testament era. (No wonder he had stomach problems and was told to drink wine!) Doctrinal and lifestyle deviance in the church challenged the young pastor, but the aged apostle‚Äôs humility set the right tone for effective ministry. Demand doctrinal purity, verses 3-7; Use the Law lawfully, verses 8-11; Remember grace and mercy, verses 12-17; Fight the good fight faithfully, verses 18-20