When You Are Called To Lead - Part 2

August 18, 2019 Pastor: Bryan Glisson Series: Flourish

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:12–15

Introduction: The need for Spiritual Leadership is a must for a family and a local Church. A Spiritual Leader is a person God calls to provide spiritual guidance and discernment for a family and a local Church.  (Ephesians 6:4)

A Proper Explanation of Spiritual Leaders  (I Thessalonians 5:12) (1 Peter 5:1-2)

  • Pastor—(Shepherd) “labor among you”
  • Overseer—(Administrator) “over you in the Lord”
  • Elder—(Counselor) “admonish you”

A Proper Appreciation for Spiritual Leaders

  • Through Love (I Thessalonians 5:13a) (Hebrews 13:17)
  • Through Peace (I Thessalonians 5:13b)

A Proper Exhortation to Spiritual Leaders

  • Confront “warn those who are unruly”  (I Thessalonians 5:14a)
  • Comfort “comfort the fainthearted”  (I Thessalonians 5:14b)
  • Connect “uphold the weak”  (I Thessalonians 5:14c)
  • Composed “be patient with all”  (I Thessalonians 5:14d)
  • Cool-headed (I Thessalonians 5:15)

Application: Have we as spiritual leaders (church leaders, fathers) upheld our responsibilities? Do we properly acknowledge the roles and authority of those who are our spiritual leaders?

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