Who is Qualified to Preach the Gospel?

Text: James 3:1

A gospel preacher must:

Be a man – 1 Timothy 2:11-12; 1 Corinthians 14:34-35

Know the word – 2 Timothy 4:2; 2:15

Be loyal to Christ – Galatians 1:10

Be ready to preach – 1 Peter 3:15; Romans 1:15

Be humble – 2 Corinthians 11:2-3

Not hinder the gospel – 1 Corinthians 9:12; 2 Corinthians 6:3

Some things that are not on the list:

Must be an excellent speaker – 1 Corinthians 2:1-2

Must be formally educated – Acts 4:13

Must be popular – 1 Corinthians 4:13


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