• The Anointing of Saul

    1 Samuel 10:1–16

    Pastors, elders, and other church leaders are not kings like Saul. However, their authority is similarly limited by what God has revealed. Church leaders may not go beyond what God has spoken, and church leaders who try to impose unbiblical ...Read More

  • Israel Accepts Joshua’s Command

    Joshua 1:10–18

    God continues to lead His people through the work of undershepherds, church leaders who are accountable to the Lord to lead His people in godliness. We are to be subject to these leaders, following them as they guide us with ...Read More

  • Exhortation and Teaching in Worship

    1 Timothy 4:13

    If God’s people do not call for their pastors, elders, and teachers to bring them the Word, their leaders may be tempted to give them something different. We are all responsible to make sure that God’s Word is faithfully proclaimed. ...Read More

  • The Head of the Church

    <p>Colossians 1:18</p>

    Any church whose leaders are not accountable to other men is a church that is in danger of making someone besides Christ into its head. Good Christian leaders seek accountability to other Christian leaders, so we should be cautious if ...Read More

  • An Abomination in the Temple

    Mark 13:14–20

    The temple in Jerusalem may no longer be standing, but that does not mean that desecrating holy things is now impossible. Throughout history, heretics have sometimes attained leadership or other positions of influence in Christ’s church, corrupting people with their ...Read More

  • The Servant Who Knows Us Inside and Out

    1 Peter 2:25

    Our Lord knows all of creation inside and out. For those who have not been reconciled to Him, that is a frightening thing, for it means that their sins are known and being counted for the day of judgment. For ...Read More

  • God and State

    Amos 2:1

    How Christians and churches live out their roles as prophetic voices in the civic process is a matter of some complexity. One thing is clear, however, and that is that believers cannot be silent when babies are aborted, sexual immorality ...Read More

  • What We Owe to Civil Authorities

    1 Timothy 2:1–2

    It is easy to grumble and complain about our civil leaders and then stop there. But God would have us not merely speak up when the government acts unjustly; rather, He calls us also to pray for our leaders. Let ...Read More

  • The Enduring Name of the King

    Psalm 72:12–20

    God in His providence raises up governments to protect the welfare of their citizens and to maintain peace and justice. However, we know that even the best rulers do not fulfill this task perfectly and that the Lord allows many ...Read More

  • Our Need for Counsel

    Proverbs 20:18

    There are few decisions in life that are more important than one’s selection of mentors, friends, and advisers. Having the right people around them make otherwise average leaders into great ones. Even if we never become leaders ourselves, godly and ...Read More

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