First Timothy 3:1-7, Leadership in the Church: The Right Kind of Pastor

First Timothy 3:1-7 lists qualifications for pastors. These are not exclusive to pastors. As demonstrated in last week’s sermon, the list presents characteristics of basic Christian behavior. Christ, the Chief Shepherd (1 Peter 5:4), gives to the church under-shepherds (pastors, see Ephesians 4:11) to lead the congregation in Christ-like behavior (Hebrews 13:7).