Sermon Notes from "The Kind of Pastor This Church Needs" (Part 2). Sermon by Jim Scott Orrick.
1 Timothy 3:2-3.
I. Introduction. Like a good chess player, who can anticipate the actions of the other player, a good pastor should be able to anticipate the reactions of his congregation.
II. A Good Pastor's Gifts
A. Respectable: in some sense, respectability is an ability to disappear, neither:
B. Hospitable: hosting people:
1. Opening your home to visitors;
2. Making your resources available to meet the needs of others.
3. Sometimes the pastor must refuse to meet others' wants (example: Jesus refusing to repeat the miracle of the miraculous feeding of the crowd in John 6).
C. Able to Teach:
1. When a teacher is consistently boring, it is usually due to either:
2. A preacher cannot simultaneously say:
a. 'I am very clever;'
b. 'God is very great.'
III. A Good Pastor's Character
A. Not a Drunkard:
1. Not misusing alcohol;
2. Not misusing physical substances in general.
B. Not Violent:
1. Not insistent on his own way;
2. Not forcing people to act irrespective of their will.
1. Not threatening to the congregation;
2. Not belittling the congregation.
D. Not Quarrelsome:
1. Not seeking to establish a reputation through unnecessary arguments;
2. Loving people more than loving to win arguments.
E. Not a Lover of Money:
1. Whether one is wealthy or not;
2. The deceitfulness of wealth chokes out the good things of the Word.
IV. Conclusion. Love God with heart, mind, soul, and strength, then do what you want.
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