On Pastoring (and Parenting)            1 Thess. 2:1-12

Three Things a Model Christian Leader is like:

A Persevering Athlete whose crown is people                      V. 1-5

A Gentle Mother whose hallmark is love                               V. 6-8

A Hardworking Father who exemplifies and exhorts           V. 9-12

Like fathers church leaders are to _________________ hard

Paul did teach new Christians to give generously and sacrificially.             Philippians 4:16-17

Paul did teach established churches to support their leaders financially   I Cor. 9:14; I Tim. 5:17-18; 2 Cor. 12:14-15

 

Like fathers church leaders are to _______________ as examples

            Devoutly                     Justly                           Blamelessly

            I Timothy 1:15            Romans 7

 

Like fathers church leaders are to challenge with their ___________

Exhort means to come _________________ someone for the purpose of strengthening them.

Comfort means to bring _______________________

Charge involves testifying from your own experiences, both good and bad, about how it’s worth it to _________________ your life around the Christian faith.

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.        -3 John 4