It is vital in Christian Ministry, that individuals in resonsible roles hold fast to the Godly standards expected of them. So, as to shed light on how I view and act in such matters, below is a short list of biblical verses that are particularly important to me. These verses iluminate the foundational principles on which my service and ministry is built:
Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.
1 Peter 4:10
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
May my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew, like gentle rain upon the tender grass, and like showers upon the herb.
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.