On Being Above Reproach

Share
Share

“…an overseer must be above reproach.” (1 Timothy 3:2 ESV)

The biblical qualifications for a pastor are rather high and are deadly serious.  Many Christians and many churches have been greatly harmed by pastors who do not meet the qualifications that God lays out for them in the Bible.  Part of the reason for this is because many Christians do not actually know what to look for in a pastor and because they are often looking for the wrong things, as recent situations like this one continue to demonstrate.

The Bible is not confusing when it comes to the kind of men that should occupy the role of pastors (also described as elders, leaders, and overseers in the New Testament) in the local church.  … Continue reading

Share

Do You Like Snow?

Share
Share

Dead Church “Do you like snow?” There was not a single other question as the pastoral candidate stood before the congregation. In just a few moments, they would vote to have him as their pastor. True story. I only wish that was a reflection of the health of that church, but I fear that this only is a reflection of the of the American church as a whole. It is a reflection of doctrinal indifference, juvenile complacency, and a lack of concern for a biblically qualified shepherd. This also demonstrates that many people fail to realize the important role of the pastor, and the critical part he plays in the their sanctification.… Continue reading

Share