Shepherds & Servants Part 7: Lead The Church (1 Timothy 3:1, 8, 14-15)

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Sermon Notes

Everything we’ve discussed and are going to discuss through this book is directed first to the Spiritual Shepherds and Sacrificial Servants of the Church. If the church doesn’t have the proper leadership in place representing both the office of Elder and Deacon, and if those leaders aren’t qualified according to scripture, it doesn’t matter how energetic, exciting, wealthy, or popular your church is… it will at the least remain unhealthy and ineffective or at worst it will fail spectacularly.

You’ve all heard of churches or ministries that were at the top of the mainstream Christian world and without warning crashed like a meteor. All of them failed primarily because of poor leadership. Leadership is crucial to a church. The point is if you don’t have the right leadership in place you will fail. Elders support Deacons, and Deacons support Elders. One without the other is like having distracted leaders leading the blind. And we can’t afford to have leaders who are distracted, unengaged, our unqualified to lead, or they will lead the people astray and wreck the church.

With the proper leadership we will become all that God wants us to be and reach those he wants us to reach. With poor leadership we will sink like the Titanic. Just look at Paul’s purpose for writing to Timothy in 1 Timothy 3:14-15. We need to know how we ought to behave in the household of God; the church, as to show the world the truth of the Gospel of Christ. Nothing about a dying or failing church brings God glory. And all churches will fail without godly leadership. The point is simple; Without both qualified Elders and Deacons leading, a church cannot succeed in bringing God the glory He deserves.