good work, st. paul, ministry, bishop, pastor, christian, marriage, congregation, minister
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
In the first of his Pastoral Letters (1 Tim. 3:1) Paul calls the office of a bishop (ἐπιοχοπή) a good work, χαλὸν ε̈ογον. That is a brief but beautiful and most significant characterization of the Christian ministry.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9; Acts 16:2; Titus 2: 7-8; Romans 7:2-3; 1 Corinthians 7:8-9, 39;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Hardt, C. August
"The Pastor After the Heart of God,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 23, Article 66.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol23/iss1/66