1 Timothy 4:12-16 – PRAYING FOR PASTOR

INTRODUCTION: WHY PRAY FOR THE PASTOR?

Because of His Call

To Preach and Teach – Ephesians 4:11-12

To Study and Pray – Acts 6:4, 2 Timothy 2:15

To Shepherd – 1 Peter 5:1-4, Hebrews 13:17

To be an Example – 1 Peter 5:3, Hebrews 13:7

Because of His Conflicts

“The World, The Flesh and The Devil”

Satan likes to attack those in Leadership

David – 2 Samuel 12:14

Peter – Luke 22:31

Because of His Congregation

He has obligations to teach both the saved and the unsaved. Matthew 28:19-20

PRAY FOR THE PASTOR’S WALK – Vs. 12

Word

Conversation (conduct)

Charity (love)

Spirit

Faith

Purity

PRAY FOR THE PASTOR’S WORDS – Vs. 13

(His public ministry)

Reading

Exhortation

Doctrine

PRAY FOR THE PASTOR’S WORK – Vss. 14-15

Using His Spiritual Gift – Vs. 14

Thinking It Through (Meditating, giving himself wholly to them) – Vs. 15

Showing the Results – Vs. 15

PRAY FOR THE PASTOR’S WATCH – Vs. 16

Watching Himself

Watching His Teaching