I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus and count them but rubbish.

Biblical Leader or Lazy Unloving Leader

With the twist of America and other “serve me” mentalities there is a major shift away from what the real role of the minister or evangelist or even the local elder/pastor should be. This entry really hit a home run when it comes to what it is the role of these leaders to do in the churches they currently serve in. To ask them to do otherwise is to neglect scriptures view of a leader.

 Two verses that Pastor Chris does not use that comes to mind. After I apply them I’ll link his work and let you read it.

  • Acts 6:1-4, In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.”

They were neglecting the Word and Ministering duties. That primary duty was to preach and train the believers to themselves minister and reach out. Delegation is a must.

  • Titus 1:5,  For this reason I left you in Crete, that you would set in order what remains and appoint elders in every city as I directed you.

One of the works of the leader is to set things in order. To go about managing the work of the church. Not to do it all himself so that it gets done to suit the believers. But he must go in and work to order things the way God would want them.

Here is Pastor Chris’ View.


2 Responses to “Biblical Leader or Lazy Unloving Leader”

  1. Of course, the attempt to impart the Spirit by laying on of hands and then limit the spirit-indwelled to serving tables is the real comedy of Acts. Not many verses later, those table-managers are out getting martyred for themselves preaching! The apostles are no more successful than is Agrippa when they try to tell the Spirit to stay put. 😀

    (I typed “getting stoned” at first, but I caught my own unintentional joke before I posted.)

  2. Ah so many words and phrases stolen by these last few generations. Seeing your potential blunder makes me feel gay…err I mean happy and laugh out loud.

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