Subject: Pastor’s Anniversary
Biblical Reasons For Expressing Appreciation
to A Pastor-Teacher
1 Thess. 5:12-13
Servant of God who preaches and teaches
the Word of God”
Purpose: To admonish the people of God to be biblical
in every act of expression as well as expressing special appreciation
to the Pastor-Teacher.
warning and _______ work are important tasks for the
Pastor-teacher. Paul was convinced of that and _______
on God’s people to be proactive.
1 Cor.16:18 “____________
them for their service to the Lord.”
1 Tim.5:17 “____________ worthy of double honor.”
Hebrews 13:17 “_________ them do it with joy.”
other words, the Bible is replete or filled with admonitions:
1 Peter 5:1-4
______________ to the undershepherd in regard to the
_______________ to the sheep in regard to the undershepherd.
Eph.4:29-5:2; John 13:34-35 _____________
to both the undershepherd and the sheep in regard
to one another.
Why then, should we show appreciation
to the pastor? Because of his…
LABORING IN THE MINISTRY (1 Thess.5:12a,b,c)
A. KJV says, “to _________________”
B. NKJV says, “_________________”
C. NASB says, “_________________”
The English word “________” in Greek,
however, the word is erotao, and means:
The right __________ is critical in
showing appreciation. The right attitude ____Spirit-motivated.
The right __________ is contagious in
showing appreciation. Our _______ speak louder than
The request is to
the “brethren.” Adelphos means a ____________ Adelphe
means a ________.
Adelphus means a
II. OVERSEEING MINISTRY OF MATURITY
Oversight in shepherding/___________
the flock (1 Peter 5:1-4)
Oversight in preaching _____________
for the Father (2 Tim.4:1-5)
Oversight in planning and ____________
future advances (Prov.16:3; 11:14)
A simple planning
format includes the following:
Pray for _________ and direction
Formulate the ______________ the what?
Program or ____________ the how to.
Schedule or ______________ the when?
The _________ or resources -manpower/__________.
ADMONISHING MINISTRY IN THE WORD (1 Thess.5:12d).
in _____________ to all believers (Titus 2:1-8)
to the __________ (1 Tim.6:17-19)
Notice the complete request in vv.12,
Submit to __________
should the church express appreciation to the pastor-teacher?
Because of his Laboring ministry, that is, working
to the point of exhaustion, we express appreciation
to him because of his Overseeing ministry, that is,
standing before the flock to lead them in the way
of righteousness. And
Finally, we appreciate him because
of his Admonishing ministry of instructing in the
truths of God’s Word. I believe those are
the Biblical REASONS for showing appreciation to the
pastor of this flock!