ch23 Paying the Pastor

Paying the Pastor

What is our obligation toward the Pastor?
By David Cox
[ch23] v1 ©2006 www.coxtracts.com
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If the pastor takes care of the flock of God, who takes care of the pastor? Any pastor of animals lives of his work with them. This is not a hobby, and neither should the representative of God have to “work nights” in order to pay the rent and eat.

Our pastor fights against false doctrine, and at times has to rebuke individuals in the church for their sin. When these individuals are the principal tithers, there is a conflict that tempts him or makes it very difficult for him to do his job well. It is the entire church’s obligation to constantly support him well if we want him to go after the sins that beset us. When some get mad and leave, we that remain faithful must sacrifice the more. It is our burden just as much as the pastor’s to advance the cause of Christ in our church, under the direction of our pastor. This is a clear sign of our faithfulness to God. Continue reading

ch26 Don’t touch the anointed of God

Don’t Touch the Anointed of God

Is it biblical to oppose a minister? Does Anointed of God mean untouchable, and the minister can do whatever he wants? Anointed of God
By David Cox
[ch26] v1r ©2007 www www.coxtracts.com
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Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm. Psa 105:15

Today it is very popular that ministers use this saying “don’t touch the Anointed of God” to protect themselves. They also often use Mat 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. This implies that any member or other person should not examine that minister’s personal life, his doctrine, or obvious sins. Continue reading

ch49 The Biblical Pastor: The Biblical Duty

The Biblical Pastor: The Biblical Duty

By David Cox

 [ch49] v2 ©2013 http://www.coxtracts.com/

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Jer 3:15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.  




God has prepared the life of each believer in relation with a congregation and local community of believers, where there should be at least one man of God that “pastors them”. To pastor is to spiritually take care of the believers.

This is the heart of God and it is his promise (Jeremiah 3:15). But the problem with many churches is that they do not understand or know what are the duties of a pastor (and at times neither does the pastor), so we need to search the Scriptures to understand God’s teaching on this matter, what are the duties and responsibilities of a pastor.

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ch42 Destitution of Pastor

Destitution of the Pastor

The Destitution of the Pastor

Considerations and Reasons in which the Pastor should leave his office.
By David Cox
[Ch42] v1 ©2011 www.coxtracts.com
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Many times there are problems in church between the pastor and the members. In general, it is the pastor who governs and directs the church according to the light that God has taught him. In this, the concept of “pastor” is to direct (govern) the flock of God. The Bible does not indicate that the church can remove him because they do not like something that he does, especially when it is of minor importance. But the pastor likewise is not without his obligations and responsibilities. He cannot just do whatever he wants. For some, the pastor is “untouchable”. Once he enters, there is nothing except God in heaven killing him or the very same pastor renouncing that can remove him. But things are not like this.




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ch38 Recognizing a good pastor

Recognizing a Good Pastor
By David Cox
[ch38] v1r ©2009 www.coxtractscom
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I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. John 10:11

I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. John 10:14

In John 9, Jesus healed a blind man, and after healing him, the Pharisees got mad at him, because they didn’t want anybody to recognize Jesus as the Messiah. Obviously, the power and authority was different from what the Pharisees sought and used on the people, and because of this, they were bitter and angry with Jesus’s leadership style and towards his attitudes of service.




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ch51 Cowboys versus Shepherds

Tract Shepherd versus Cowboys

Shepherds versus Cowboys

By David Cox v1 © 2012
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1Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight [thereof], not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; 1Pet 5:3 Neither as being lords over [God’s] heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

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