Should a pastor that spends most of his time preaching and teaching get paid for what God has him to do? I know what the scriptures says about this, but would you pastor for free?

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The fruit that The Word speaks of is Fruit of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 (New International Version)

22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. 1 Timothy 6:10

Money is a tool not a benefit. But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, Matthew 6:3. Taking scripture out of context to justify one's self is an abomination. It's deception unless you really don't understand the scriptures. Being ordained (a man made tradition) is not a permit to live above a "flock" and play shepherd. Here is something for all you title seekers, whether preachers, teachers, apostles, evangelists, reverends and your host of first ladies; repent while there is still time
Mr. Wesley writes:"~repent while there is still time"
Yes with Teshuvah ( return to YHVH ~then go and study) we have a chance for Redemption or the Guelah This may help sort out a few things: http://abcpreachers.ning.com/profiles/blogs/serious-walk-with-gd-te... This link is to a powerful testimony~~~Ordained Minister to Torah Observant. If it has merit Pass it to a friend.

May the Shekinah illuminate your way today

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5187546531674246925# this is one to take notes from
I totally disagree with some of us who say a Pastor shouldn't be paid. You guys are being biased on the issue and not holistic and I disagree. Should a pastor be paid? YES. He is a laborer who deserves his wages like the Bible says. Can he be fired? Yes, if he is not producing. Pastors who are overtaken by love for money (whether paid pastors or church founders) will always miss the mark. What did the Bible say? "The harvest is truly great, pray to the Lord of the harvest that He send laborers to his field" Luke 10:2. "the laborer deserves his wages the Bible says so, not me. Another instance from the Bible is found on Matthew 20, a story by the Lord Jesus Himself about the Lord of the Harvest (Him) and His HIRED laborers. What happened in that story? The Lord of the harvest first of all agree with the laborers for a fee (salary) and to cut the story short, the laborers all got paid. The Lord Jesus illustrated that Pastors (laborers in the vineyard) have got to be paid, and very well too. The Bible said "the Lord of the harvest AGREED with the labourers on the amount. Which means there an agreement from both parties, its there in the Bible. You who is not a pastor, why do you work? You work to earn. Are you not a Christian, a believer in the Faith? Why not wait for the Lord to take care of you from heaven? Have you not read that Faith without works is dead? in the Book of James. God speaking in the Bible, He says, "I will bless the work of your hands". If you don't work, God will not bless. As a Christian, you got to be a laborer either in the Church or in the office or both as the case may be. Tithing is Biblical and God constituted tithing so that the Church can have funds for administrative, logistic and project costs, etc. So people, Pastors who are paid will not answer to God like some of you said, rather, whey will receive a great pat on the back from their Master IF they really did the work. You ask, why didn't Jesus get paid for His work on earth. And I answer it. The Lord Jesus is the Investor. The Investor invests His money to pay his staff (laborers) and agreed sum (salary). All the staff have got to to is to stay faithful to their faithful Master. IF you stay faithful, you get a raise, you get a promotion! And in the case of the Lord Jesus, it goes further than a raise and promotion, Eternal Bliss.
Mathew is not talking about hired labor and baing paid..that verse is speaking of preaching the gospel you're trying to read the word of God with a carnal mind so your focus is on the carnal things of the PAREBLE...
a pareble is an earthly story,with a spiritual meaning..

9"The workers who were hired about the eleventh hour came and each received a denarius. 10So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. 11When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. 12'These men who were hired last worked only one hour,' they said, 'and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.'

13"But he answered one of them, 'Friend, I am not being unfair to you. Didn't you agree to work for a denarius? 14Take your pay and go. I want to give the man who was hired last the same as I gave you. 15Don't I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?'

16"So the last will be first, and the first will be last."

heres the meaning of this parable

John 1:11
11He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
speaking of National Israel
Matthew 22
The Parable of the Wedding Banquet
1Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2"The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. 3He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. 4"Then he sent some more servants and said, 'Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.'

5"But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. 6The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. 7The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
heres Mathew's tie in witht eh verses you posted

8"Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. 9Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.' 10So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

this means Christ came for national Israel,but they rejected him,they were first,then Christ came to the gentiles and the received him,they were last,yet became first..this also has a much deeper meaning that I'll get into later if called for..so the verses you posted is saying the lsat to understand and preach the true gospel are the gentiles,and national Israel was first,but are now last in understanding and preaching the gospel,God calls us to work in his veinyard,the world, preaching the gospel,or as in vineyard talk,sowing seed,the seed is the word of God..
GB
Nice try preacher~ However truly way off base as to Israel,...and the Ketubah that is not broken,...and the fact is really this:"that all Israel is responsible for one another~ Klal YIsrael arevim zeh bazeh ( Talmud Shavout 39a) that speaks of the Community the Sheitle at large~~~
A Jew (Or being Jewish) is a lifestyle, a Culture,... it cannot be deduced to that pagan misconstruction spewed out in ignorance.

No, I suggest all those who say they follow the teachings of Yeshua ( 1st John 2:v6) really get a good cultural understanding of just who your Rabbi of choice to follow really was like,... and really how all that stuff you folks thread together using mostly Paul's work....in anyway reflects the Piety and awesome understanding of the Ethics of the fathers" ~Pirkei Avos~ handed down through 3,300 years of Oral and received traditions-AKA Kaballah.
Christianity or the Messianic-baptist version is still the mother church handed down to the Daughters ..that is where this foolishness is at now..all because of little understanding.
Rome does not believe the Dogma they support..so why bow down to it.
Please put everything back into it's Historical~ Linguistic,...and cultural place before spewing out nonsense to these seekers of truth
It is all about the Marriage to Israel 49/50 days after the exodus...Most of you have not begun the journey out of Mitzerim / Egypt as of yet...Let me know, I can help a little.


Shalom...Have a good weekend/ Shabbat & Havdalah.
John 1:11
11He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
speaking of National Israel
Matthew 22
The Parable of the Wedding Banquet


5"But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. 6The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. 7The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
heres Mathew's tie in witht eh verses you posted

8"Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. 9Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.' 10So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

this means Christ came for national Israel,but they rejected him,they were first,then Christ came to the gentiles and the received him,they were last,yet became first..this also has a much deeper meaning that I'll get into later if called for..so the verses you posted is saying the lsat to understand and preach the true gospel are the gentiles,and national Israel was first,but are now last in understanding and preaching the gospel,God calls us to work in his veinyard,the world, preaching the gospel,or as in vineyard talk,sowing seed,the seed is the word of God..
GB
1Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2"The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. 3He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. 4"Then he sent some more servants and said, 'Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.'

I've given you the truth, do what you want with it..
GB
Though I am late to the discussion; I am really disturbed by the response of some of the people. The anger in some of your words is unbelievable. It is also amazing what we want scripture to say to the point that it proves our statements. Scripture is not going to be specific about every little petty thing that we discuss. The truth of the matter is that whether scripture states it or not some things are just common knowledge. And though preachers should not preach for money, partakers should want to be a blessing to preachers that impart into their lives. Matthew 10:6-But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7-And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8-Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. 9-Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, 10-Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. Which in the Greek is interpeted (meat,food or wages). The word of God is not for debate, it is for understanding. If you don't feel lead to bless the man or woman of God don't. However, don't influence others that might have a desire to do so; just make sure that whether you do or don't you are in the will of GOD. Be Blessed!
Mrs Towels writes~"The word of God is not for debate, it is for understanding."
Very much on point,...thank-you...TORAH means Instructions in it's basic terms.
The Brides instructions received at Har Sinai when YHVH married all of Israel and the (stranger with them). Follow out the tribal blessing and...also find out who you are~~that you may get back to your Historical and cultural relationship with YHVH~ read Gen 45-49 Chabad which is the acronym for wisdom-knowledge and understanding is obtained by a lifetime of walking with G-d. Those who understand the intimate-oneness of that need not follow a crowd, or mis-constructed doctrine:
The Kingdom of heaven is at hand is simply,... that we are all One from the One...Everything is G-d...including me. including you.... Look into the Mirror and say this as you point toward your heart...The Kingdom of G-d is here, the kingdom of G-d is with-in me...I desire to be one in HaShem...That is the John 17 Prayer for those who say they follow Yeshua's teaching...That they become one as he was one with the Master creator as a devoted servant and teacher to one and all...
Now do as Yeshua said to do ---Follow the Sages advice and go and study,and Daven, and study, and Daven and study and give pious benevolent charity from one to another in the community.

This is the base line for the Hebrew culture~"All Israel is responsible for one another"

..May HaShem multiply your knowledge and wisdom as you seek the key to unlock your High Calling.

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To be a Jew, is not about color or any other trait. But rather to be part of the house of Israel, and to be part of a quarom, and pray along side of me, as my brother.

ShekinahLife...James & Terry~~Today is a new day of Hesed~~
B"H
Here is scriptural evidents to where a pastor should received wages. 1Timothy 5:17-18 and 1Corinthians 9:14. The only way that the church can't provide sufficient finances for their pastor is when he/she will have to work outside of their churches. They will be working in the work force until otherwise. God bless you my BPN family.
The question I believe is not can a pastor, its SHOULD a pastor?

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