"I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching."
2 Timothy 4:1-2 (ESV)
"And we also thank God constantly for this,
that when you received the word of God,
which you heard from us,
you accepted it not as the word of men
but as what it really is, the word of God,
which is at work in you believers."
1 Thessalonians 2:13 (ESV)
"shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you;
not for shameful gain, but eagerly;
not domineering over those in your charge,
but being examples to the flock."
1 Peter 5:2–3 (ESV)