Bible Verses About Ministers

Ministers.
    Called by God  Ex 28:1; Heb 5:4
    Qualified by God  Isa 6:5-7; 2Co 3:5,6
    Commissioned by Christ  Mt 28:19
    Sent by the Holy Spirit  Ac 13:2,4
    Have authority from God  2Co 10:8; 13:10
    Authority of, is for edification  2Co 10:8; 13:10
    Separated to the gospel  Ro 1:1
    Entrusted with the gospel  1Th 2:4
    Described as
      Ambassadors for Christ.  2Co 5:20
      Ministers of Christ.  1Co 4:1
      Stewards of the mysteries of God.  1Co 4:1
      Defenders of the faith.  Php 1:7
      The servants of Christ's people.  2Co 4:5
    Specially protected by God  2Co 1:10
    Necessity for  Mt 9:37,38; Ro 10:14
    Excellency of  Ro 10:15
    Labours of, vain, without God's blessing  1Co 3:7; 15:10
    Compared to earthen vessels  2Co 4:7
    Should be
      Pure.  Isa 52:11; 1Ti 3:9
      Holy.  Ex 28:36; Le 21:6; Tit 1:8
      Humble.  Ac 20:19
      Patient.  2Co 6:4; 2Ti 2:24
      Blameless.  1Ti 3:2; Tit 1:7
      Willing.  Isa 6:8; 1Pe 5:2
      Disinterested.  2Co 12:14; 1Th 2:6
      Impartial.  1Ti 5:21
      Gentle.  1Th 2:7; 2Ti 2:24
      Devoted.  Ac 20:24; Php 1:20,21
      Strong in grace.  2Ti 2:1
      Self-denying.  1Co 9:27
      Sober, just, and temperate.  Le 10:9; Tit 1:8
      Hospitable.  1Ti 3:2; Tit 1:8
      Apt to teach.  1Ti 3:2; 2Ti 2:24
      Studious and meditative.  1Ti 4:13,15
      Watchful.  2Ti 4:5
      Prayerful.  Eph 3:14; Php 1:4
      Strict in ruling their own families.  1Ti 3:4,12
      Affectionate to their people.  Php 1:7; 1Th 2:8,11
      Ensample to the flock.  Php 3:17; 2Th 3:9; 1Ti 4:12; 1Pe 5:3
    Should not be
      Lords over God's heritage.  1Pe 5:3
      Greedy of filthy lucre.  Ac 20:33; 1Ti 3:3,8; 1Pe 5:2
      Contentious.  1Ti 3:3; Tit 1:7
      Crafty.  2Co 4:2
      Men-pleasers.  Ga 1:10; 1Th 2:4
      Easily dispirited.  2Co 4:8,9; 6:10
      Entangled by cares.  Lu 9:60; 2Ti 2:4
      Given to wine.  1Ti 3:3; Tit 1:7
    Should seek the salvation of their flock  1Co 10:33
    Should avoid giving unnecessary offence  1Co 10:32,33; 2Co 6:3
    Should make full proof of their ministry  2Ti 4:5
    Are bound to
      Preach the gospel to all.  Mr 16:16; 1Co 1:17
      Feed the Church.  Jer 3:15; Joh 21:15-17; Ac 20:28; 1Pe 5:2
      Build up the Church.  2Co 12:19; Eph 4:12
      Watch for souls.  Heb 13:17
      Pray for their people.  Joe 2:17; Col 1:9
      Strengthen the faith of their people.  Lu 22:32; Ac 14:22
      Teach.  2Ti 2:2
      Exhort.  Tit 1:9; 2:15
      Warn affectionately.  Ac 20:31
      Rebuke.  Tit 1:13; 2:15
      Comfort.  2Co 1:4-6
      Convince gainsayers.  Tit 1:9
      War a good warfare.  1Ti 1:18; 2Ti 4:7
      Endure hardness.  2Ti 2:3
    Should preach
      Christ crucified.  Ac 8:5,35; 1Co 2:2
      Repentance and faith.  Ac 20:21
      According to the oracles of God.  1Pe 4:11
      Everywhere.  Mr 16:20; Ac 8:4
      Not with enticing words of man's wisdom.  1Co 1:17; 2:1,4
      Not setting forth themselves.  2Co 4:5
      Without deceitfulness.  2Co 2:17; 4:2; 1Th 2:3,5
      Fully, and without reserve.  Ac 5:20; 20:20,27; Ro 15:19
      With boldness.  Isa 58:1; Eze 2:6; Mt 10:27,28
      With plainness of speech.  2Co 3:12
      With zeal.  1Th 2:8
      With constancy.  Ac 6:4; 2Ti 4:2
      With consistency.  2Co 1:18,19
      With heedfulness.  1Ti 4:16
      With good will and love.  Php 1:15-17
      With faithfulness.  Eze 3:17,18
      Without charge, if possible.  1Co 9:18; 1Th 2:9
    Woe to those who do not preach the gospel  1Co 9:16
    When faithful
      Approve themselves as the ministers of God.  2Co 6:4
      Thank God for his gifts to their people.  1Co 1:4; Php 1:3; 1Th 3:9
      Glory in their people.  2Co 7:4
      Rejoice in the faith and holiness of their people.  1Th 3:6-9
      Commend themselves to the consciences of men.  2Co 4:2
      Are rewarded.  Mt 24:47; 1Co 3:14; 9:17,18; 1Pe 5:4
    When unfaithful
      Described.  Isa 56:10-12; Tit 1:10,11
      Deal treacherously with their people.  Joh 10:12
      Delude men.  Jer 6:14; Mt 15:14
      Seek gain.  Mic 3:11; 2Pe 2:3
      Shall be punished.  Eze 33:6-8; Mt 24:48-51
    Their people are bound, to
      Regard them as God's messengers.  1Co 4:1; Ga 4:14
      Not to despise them.  Lu 10:16; 1Ti 4:12
      Attend to their instructions.  Mal 2:7; Mt 23:3
      Follow their holy example.  1Co 11:1; Php 3:17
      Imitate their faith.  Heb 13:7
      Hold them in reputation.  Php 2:29; 1Th 5:13; 1Ti 5:17
      Love them.  2Co 8:7; 1Th 3:6
      Pray for them.  Ro 15:30; 2Co 1:11; Eph 6:19; Heb 13:18
      Obey them.  1Co 16:16; Heb 13:17
      Give them joy.  2Co 1:14; 2:3
      Help them.  Ro 16:9; Php 4:3
      Support them.  2Ch 31:4; 1Co 9:7-11; Ga 6:6
    Pray for the increase of  Mt 9:38
    Faithful-Exemplified
      The Eleven Apostles.  Mt 28:16-19
      The seventy.  Lu 10:1,17
      Matthias.  Ac 1:26
      Philip.  Ac 8:5
      Barnabas.  Ac 11:23
      Simeon, &c.  Ac 13:1
      Paul.  Ac 28:31
      Tychicus.  Eph 6:21
      Timothy.  Php 2:22
      Epaphroditus.  Php 2:24
      Archippus.  Col 4:17
      Titus.  Tit 1:5