How to Minister to the Minister(s)


1. Know Them.

    "And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;" (1Thessalonians 5:12)

  • Are you familiar with your pastors?
  • Do you know their real needs?
  • Are you indifferent towards their needs?
  • Are you a friend to them?
2. Esteem Them.

    "And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves." (1Thessalonians 5:13)

  • Do you view them with respect?
  • Do you appreciate them or take them for granted?
  • Do you genuinely love them, or are you a fake?
3. Remember Them.

    "Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation." (Hebrews 13:7)

  • Do you keep them in mind?
  • Do you remember their "special days?"
  • Do you jot them a thank you card, or send them a birthday card?
4. Follow their faith.

    "Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation." (Hebrews 13:7)

  • Are you as serious about the ministry as your pastor is serious about his ministry?
  • Are you as faithful to prayer and Bible study as your pastor is to his?
  • Do you strive to follow their example?
5. Consider the end of their conversation.

    "Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation." (Hebrews 13:7)

  • Do you observe how they live, their mannerisms, behavior, and how they set priorities?
  • Do you strive to pattern your life after their life of faith and service?
6. Obey Them.

    "Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you." (Hebrews 13:17)

  • Do you follow their counsel?
  • Are you obedient to their teaching, preaching, and leading?
  • This is perhaps the best way to minister to them. After all, what good is teaching when there is no learning?
7. Pray for Them.

    "Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly." (Hebrews 13:18)

  • Do you pray for them?
  • Do you ask God for His power or wisdom and strength for them?
8. Greet Them.

    "Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you." (Hebrews 13:24)

  • Talk to them. Always be on speaking terms with your spiritual leaders.
  • Say "hi" and/or "hello." Don't ever ignore them and what they preach about.

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