Editor’s note: Elder Joe Holder publishes a weekly email devotional called “Gospel Gleanings.” From August 15 through September 5 he directed his attention to 1 Timothy 3:1. 1 Timothy 3:1 reads, “This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.” The series name is “Ministerial Qualifications.” When I first read these articles in 2010 I felt refreshed and convicted.
It is easy for us to go to large meetings and compare ourselves with other ministers. A comparative ministry will always lead to either self-righteousness or complacency. Our ability and effectiveness as ministers can only be assessed in light of scripture itself. In this article Elder Holder beautifully articulates the call and qualifications of a gospel minister. In view of these articles, let us now examine ourselves. ~Josh Winslett
by Joe Holder
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