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"Lead" in the Bible: Romans 12:8
Some in the church are called to be leaders, just as others are called to be encouragers or ministry supporters. Whatever the role you're called to, pursue it diligently and earnestly.
Teachers in the Bible: James 3:1-2
James' cautionary words to would-be leaders in this passage warn them that the role of spiritual and church leader is not something that most believers are cut out to do. A leadership position requires real maturity in the faith, and a willingness to accept the increased responsibilities that comes with leadership.
Leaders in the Bible: Hebrews 13:17
We're told to respect those in leadership positions over us, doing our best to make their tasks easier and not needlessly difficult. They're accountable to God for their leadership, so we shouldn't make their job harder than it needs to be.
"Deacon" in the Bible: 1 Timothy 3:8-10
Paul sets high standards for those who serve in leadership roles in the church. Here, he lays out the moral requirements for the position of deacon in the church. Deacons must be righteous and blameless in their everyday lives.
Elder in the Bible: Titus 1:5-9
Paul's instructions to Titus describing the qualities that an elder of the church must exhibit. An elder is held to a high standard of holiness in their everyday life.
Leadership in the Bible: Romans 12:7-8
Whatever it is we do in life, whether it's lofty or humble, the Bible makes it clear that we're to do it with honor and diligence. Leaders and teachers here are exhorted to carry out their tasks with integrity.
"Teach" in the Bible: James 3:1
The Bible holds teachers in high esteem, as seen by the high standards it requires of people who are in teaching and leadership positions.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - The Trouble With Being a Winner - #8211 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
Chuck Colson knows about abusing power and paying for it. He spent time in prison for his corruption-related activities in the Nixon administration. He said the Governor of Illinois had the same cancer that has brought down so many successful people. Colson called it the "spiritual cancer" of pride.
1 Peter 5: 1-4 - Into Thy Word Ministries
Be a Good Leader! We are called to follow the Good Shepherd in order to be a good shepherd! Peter is addressing those in church leadership who had the same problems we have today.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Truth About the Election - #8134
Daniel puts the rise and fall of national leaders in a larger context. He saw his own nation fall and the rise and fall of three kingdoms and he told the most powerful man in the world, “Praise be to the name of God forever and ever; wisdom and power are His. He changes times and seasons; He sets up kings and deposes them” (Daniel 2:20-21). And then he gives the ultimate bottom-line on our headlines: “There is a God in heaven” (Daniel 2:28).