7759 preachers, qualifications for

7759 preachers, qualifications for

Those entrusted with the task of preaching must ensure that their lives are in line with their message. They must be of good character and conduct, be consistent in all they teach and do and be accountable to others.

Preachers must be of good character

1Ti 4:12 See also 1Th 2:9-10; 1Ti 4:16; 2Ti 2:20-26; Tit 2:7-8; Jas 3:1 That the judgment is based on character, and not just on teaching, seems clear from the references to guarding the tongue which follow.

Preachers must practise what they preach

Mt 23:2-4 See also Ro 2:21-23; Gal 2:11-14

Preachers must be accountable to others and to God

Mk 6:30 pp Lk 9:10 See also Ac 14:26-27; Ac 21:17-19; Gal 2:1-2

Preachers must not look for honour for themselves

Mk 12:38-40 pp Mt 23:5-12 pp Lk 20:45-47 See also Ac 14:11-15; 1Co 3:5-6; 1Th 2:3-6

Preachers must not look for personal gain

2Co 2:17 See also Ac 20:33-35; 2Co 11:7-9; 1Th 2:6-9

Preachers must be people of integrity

2Co 4:2 See also 2Co 1:12; 1Th 2:3-6

See also

3239Holy Spirit, anointing
7720elders in the church
7944ministry, qualifications