A genuine minister of the Gospel

26 01 2007

I have read and discussed about many ministers about their genuine, sincere display of their work. As i was reading the bible, this caught my eyes in 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6. “For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you. On the contrary, we speak as men approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please men but God who tests our hearts. You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed – God is our witness. we were not looking for praise from men, nor from you or anyone else.”

A few traits from a true minister (I am sure there are alot more), one is the courage to proclaim the Gospel despite oppositions, second, they speak out not from impure motive or in error for they do their due diligence in examining the Word of God, third, they speak as Men approved by God to be entrusted with the Gospel, they are accountable to God and to each other, four, they seek to please God not men, nor will they seek praise and adoration from men. Fifth, they never use flattery words, nor words that are easy on the itchy ears. Sixth, they do not use a facade or fake front to cover up their greed. I am sure these are good indications of a genuine minister of the Gospel that is approved and empowered to preach the Good News!




One response

26 01 2007

Well said, as for the sixth point, i think they dont have to use any facade because they are contented & not greedy.

Luke3.13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.

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