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God is very displeased when spiritual leaders exercise selfish abuse and self-gain over His people.Isaiah 10:1-4Isaiah 10:1-4Abuse, Gain, Selfish, God Displeased, Spiritual Leaders
When the people are frustrated, confused, or suffering hardships, spiritual leaders must take the people to God's Word - remind them of God's promises.Exodus 6:1-8Exodus 6:1-8God's Word Open, Hardships, Spiritual Leaders
Humble (under God) and obedient (to God) leaders bring subordinate leaders in on what God is saying and doing.Exodus 17:5-7Exodus 17:5-7Develop Others, Humility, Spiritual Leaders
A pastor and spiritual leader must teach and train able Christ-followers in God's Word to share in the spiritual oversight of an assembly of Christ-followers.Exodus 18:20-21Exodus 18:13-26Spiritual Leaders, Teach Others, Training
When it 'seems' God delays, prideful spiritual leaders often take matters into their own hands - devising plans of their own (apart from God).Exodus 32:1-33Exodus 32:1-33Without God, Self-centered, Spiritual Leaders
Spiritual leaders would do well to carry - on their heart - before the LORD the names of those over whom they have spiritual stewardship.Exodus 39:1-21, Ephesians 6:18Exodus 39:1-21Intercession, Spiritual Leaders, Stewardship
Spiritual leaders need to teach God's people the Word of God.Leviticus 14:57Leviticus 14:57Teach, God's Word, Spiritual Leaders
Spiritual leaders are to encourage holiness from all those they leadLeviticus 19:1,2Leviticus 19:1,2God's people, holiness, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders should affirm to the people of God (1) God is leading us, (2) we are going on God's direction, (3) God is going before us, and (4) God will be with us.Numbers 10:33-36Numbers 10:33-36God's Leadership, God's Presence, Spiritual Leaders
The calling of God, grace of God, and provision in the Spirit of God are essential to equip one to properly care for a group of God's people.Numbers 11:16-17Numbers 11:16-17Prerequisites, Equipping, Spiritual Leaders
Spiritual leaders should recognize one another as being unique in God's calling, gifting, guidance, and relationship, and, apart from sin, let each other be.Numbers 12:1-9Numbers 12:1-9Calling, Spiritual Leaders, Unique
On how differently those spiritual leaders react who actively trust God as opposed to those who don't believe God is able to do what He says - the former see God working His word.Numbers 13:30-31Numbers 13:30-31Unbelief, Spiritual Leaders, Those Who Trust God
God will guide His appointed leaders to and through His succession plan - when they walk humbly before Him.Numbers 20:25-29Numbers 20:25-29Humility, Spiritual Leaders, Leadership Succession
Spiritual leaders are to give to God's people THE WORD He gives them JUST AS THE LORD spoke to them.Numbers 29:40Numbers 29:40God's Word, God's Truth, Spiritual Leaders
God's blessing of multiplying people in an assembly requires a multiplying of trained leaders from within the people.Deuteronomy 1:10-15Deuteronomy 1:9--33Body Of Christ, Spiritual Leaders, Multiply
God calls spiritual leaders to encourage their protégé coming up to replace them one day - even to encourage them by believing he will take the people of God farther in their spiritual journey.Deuteronomy 1:38Deuteronomy 1:38-39Disciple-maker, Spiritual Leaders, Trust God
Through various leaders God accomplishes various achievements among His people - using those selected leaders for selected purposes differently as He chooses.Deuteronomy 3:26-28Deuteronomy 3:23-29God Chooses, God Works, Spiritual Leaders
Spiritual leaders are responsible to set God's Word before God's people - declaring God's Word as the standing operating procedure for their daily life.Deuteronomy 4:44-49Deuteronomy 4:41-49Distributed God's Word, Responsibility, Spiritual Leaders
Spiritual leaders have the stewardship of God's Word - to teach such to God's people.Deuteronomy 4:44-45Deuteronomy 4:41-49God's Word, Spiritual Leaders, Stewardship
Spiritual leaders must know and remind the people of God (1) what God has said and (2) to put into practice what God has said.Deuteronomy 5:1-3Deuteronomy 5:1-10Obedience, Encouragement, Spiritual Leaders
Spiritual leaders have the responsibility to teach God's people God's Word as God gave it.Deuteronomy 6:1Deuteronomy 6:1-3Teach, Responsibility, Spiritual Leaders
Some situations in a body of God's people can be so critical, so urgent a spiritual leader might be found fasting and praying to God with intercession for the body for 40 days consecutive.Deuteronomy 10:10Deuteronomy 10:10-13Prayer, Fasting, Spiritual Leaders
Spiritual leaders are responsible to speak God's Word to God's people.Deuteronomy 17:1,2Deuteronomy 17:1,2responsible, God's Word, spiritual leaders
Bringing your gift or offering to God's spiritual leaders - church, organization, others in need - is bringing it to God.Deuteronomy 17:5Deuteronomy 17:5offerings, spiritual leaders
God's people should heed the counsel and decisions of spiritual leaders.Deuteronomy 17:8-10Deuteronomy 17:8-10spiritual leaders, counsel
Those who show contempt for spiritual leaders do great harm to God's people.Deuteronomy 17:11-13Deuteronomy 17:11-13Contempt, spiritual leaders
A leader among God's people is not to pursue building up his own personal power or position.Deuteronomy 17:16Deuteronomy 17:14-17Power, Spiritual Leaders, Selfish Ambition
A leader among God's people is to avoid building up great personal wealth.Deuteronomy 17:17Deuteronomy 17:14-17Material Wealth, Selfish Ambition, Spiritual Leaders
Leaders of God's people are not to take advantage financially, materially, or morally of their situation.Deuteronomy 17:16,17Deuteronomy 17:16,17financial compensation, spiritual leaders
Leaders of God's people need to learn well God's Word.Deuteronomy 17:18-20Deuteronomy 17:18-20God's Word, leaders, spiritual leaders
Leaders of God's people are to practice God's Word - carefully and thoroughly.Deuteronomy 17:18-20Deuteronomy 17:18-20God's Word, leaders, spiritual leaders
Leaders of God's people should not consider themselves better than others.Deuteronomy 17:18-20Deuteronomy 17:18-20impartial, leaders, spiritual leaders
All who will be appointed a leader among the people of God (the body of Christ) are to have their own Bible which they read from daily and read it over and over again all the days of their life.Deuteronomy 17:18-19Deuteronomy 17:18-20God's Word, Know Scriptures, Spiritual Leaders
All leaders among God's people are to spend time daily reading God's Word (1) so their respect for and fear of God increases, (2) so their obedient application by faith of God's Word increases, (3) so they remain humble all their days, and (4) so they remain true (accurate) to God's Word.Deuteronomy 17:18-20Deuteronomy 17:18-20God's Word, Receptive To God's Word, Spiritual Leaders
God's people are to provide for the needs of God's servants.Deuteronomy 18:1,2Deuteronomy 18:1,2financial compensation, spiritual leaders
God's people share with God's appointed leaders the first and best they have.Deuteronomy 18:3-5Deuteronomy 18:3-5financial compensation, spiritual leaders
A spiritual leader or servant moving to a new place of service is to be cared for by God's people in the new place.Deuteronomy 18:6-8Deuteronomy 18:6-8financial compensation, spiritual leaders
God's people are to listen to the spiritual leaders God appoints.Deuteronomy 18:14-16Deuteronomy 18:14-16God appoints, Listen, spiritual leaders
God chooses who will speak for Him.Deuteronomy 18:17,18Deuteronomy 18:17,18spiritual leaders, God chooses
God gives what He wants said to His spokesperson.Deuteronomy 18:17,18Deuteronomy 18:17,18spiritual leaders, God's Word
To pretend to speak for God is very wrong and can be quite costly.Deuteronomy 18:20Deuteronomy 18:20spiritual leaders, False Preaching
Hearers need to discern if a prophet is speaking or not speaking for the LORD.Deuteronomy 18:20-22Deuteronomy 18:20-22False Preaching, discern, spiritual leaders
God's chosen ministers (spiritual leaders) are to exercise judgment or discernment among God's people.Deuteronomy 21:5Deuteronomy 21:5judgment, spiritual leaders, discernment
Spiritual leaders and God's people should interact in times of crisis.Deuteronomy 21:5-9Deuteronomy 21:5-9Crisis, God's people, spiritual leaders
Those with illnesses need to heed the instruction of spiritual leaders.Deuteronomy 24:8,9Deuteronomy 24:8,9spiritual leaders, Heed instruction, Illnesses
Spiritual leaders are to charge those they lead to keep God's Word.Deuteronomy 27:1Deuteronomy 27:1spiritual leaders, God's Word
Spiritual leaders must get the attention of God's people to warn them against what God forbids to happen.Deuteronomy 27:9-26Deuteronomy 27:9-26warnings, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders are to remind God's people of what God has said and done.Deuteronomy 29:1ffDeuteronomy 29:1ffGod's people, Reminders, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders must encourage God's people to choose to obey God - choose life.Deuteronomy 30:19,20Deuteronomy 30:19,20Encourage, obedience, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders need to tell the people clearly what God is going to do AND that He will be with them in doing His will.Deuteronomy 31:1-6Deuteronomy 31:1-6God's presence, leadership, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders can transfer leadership to the next generation in public service.Deuteronomy 31:7,8Deuteronomy 31:7,8Next Generation, leadership, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders encourage the next generation of leaders to courageously do God s will because He will be with them.Deuteronomy 31:7,8Deuteronomy 31:7,8God's presence, Encourage, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders are to periodically review publicly with God's people what God has said.Deuteronomy 31:9-13Deuteronomy 31:9-13God's people, God's Word, spiritual leaders
If they will stay in tune, God will use His servants up until their last days.Deuteronomy 31:14ffDeuteronomy 31:14ffspiritual leaders, Servants God uses
God actively encourages His chosen leaders.Deuteronomy 31:23Deuteronomy 31:23spiritual leaders, God's encourages
God tells His leaders what He will do AND lets them know He will be with them in carrying it out.Deuteronomy 31:23Deuteronomy 31:23God works, God with, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders must keep God's Word before the people of God.Deuteronomy 31:24ffDeuteronomy 31:24ffspiritual leaders, God's Word
Some leaders will not experience all God intended for them due to sinful acts they committed.Deuteronomy 32:48-52Deuteronomy 32:48-52sin, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders do what they can to bless those they serve.Deuteronomy 33:1ffDeuteronomy 33:1ffspiritual leaders, Bless others
A spiritual leader needs to know well the leaders under his influence.Deuteronomy 33:1-25Deuteronomy 33:1-25spiritual leaders, Future leaders
Some spiritual leaders forfeit the full potential of their leadership by sinning against God.Deuteronomy 34:4Deuteronomy 34:4spiritual leaders, sin, Forfeit
Some spiritual leaders can see where the people will go but are not allowed by God to lead the people there.Deuteronomy 34:4Deuteronomy 34:4Limit, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders need to be filled with the Spirit of wisdom in order to lead God's people.Deuteronomy 34:9Deuteronomy 34:9filled with Wisdom, spiritual leaders
People of God need to listen to a leader who is filled with the Spirit of wisdom.Deuteronomy 34:9Deuteronomy 34:9spiritual leaders, wisdom, People of God
God uses some servants of His uniquely.Deuteronomy 34:10-12Deuteronomy 34:10-12servants, Unique, spiritual leaders
God works through His servants as He chooses.Deuteronomy 34:10-12Deuteronomy 34:10-12God works, spiritual leaders, God chooses
Spiritual leaders need to have an intimate relationship (including two-sided dialog) with God in order to lead God's people properly.1 Samuel 9:14-191 Samuel 9:14-19Intimacy With God, Relationship With The Lord, Spiritual Leaders
Spiritual leaders are to (1) exhort the people to trust God, (2) intercede for the people to obey God, and (3) teach the people God's Word.1 Samuel 12:20-251 Samuel 12:20-25Intercession, Spiritual Leaders, Teach God\'s Word
Those led by or influenced by a spiritual leader ought to be able to know or discern when the leader has heard from God - received direction from God.1 Samuel 23:4-51 Samuel 23:4-5God Leads, Hearing God, Spiritual Leaders
A spiritual leader who is being used by God speaks to (1) orient / the people (society) to God and God's Word and to (2) encourage all to abandon idols / sins in order to (3) honor God with their life.2 Kings 11:12, 17-202 Kings 11God's Word, spiritual leaders, devotion
Spiritual leaders seek God in prayer - want God to hear their prayers.Psalm 4:1Psalm 4:1Seek God, prayer, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders seek from God His favor.Psalm 4:6Psalm 4:6Seek God, favor, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders must cry out to God that He will defeat the enemies being encountered.Psalm 7:1-17Psalm 7:1-17Enemies, defeat, spiritual leaders
Leaders need to take time to think long about God and His work.Psalm 8:3,4Psalm 8:3,4Think, consider, God, God's work, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders must take time to praise God with all their heart.Psalm 9:1Psalm 9:1spiritual leaders, praise God, heart, time
Spiritual leaders seek understanding - further insights - from the LORD.Psalm 15:1Psalm 15:1Seek understanding, Lord, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders delight in those who are living right before God.Psalm 16:3Psalm 16:3Delight, live right, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders seek God when in distress.Psalm 20:1-3Psalm 20:1-3Seek God, distress, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders must be people of integrity and uprightness.Psalm 25:21Psalm 25:21Integrity, uprightness, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders must not be afraid but put their confidence in the LORD.Psalm 27:1bPsalm 27:1Afraid, confidence in God, trust God, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders are to trust God to lead and guide them.Psalm 31:3Psalm 31:3spiritual leaders, Guidance, lead
Spiritual leaders encourage other to discover how good God is.Psalm 34:8Psalm 34:8Encourage, discover, good, God, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders should highly value time and how it is used.Psalm 39:4,5Psalm 39:4,5Time, value, management, spiritual leaders
Those who lead God's people should seek light and truth from God.Psalm 43:3Psalm 43:3Seek light, seek truth, spiritual leaders
Leaders of God's people need to reflect on all the wondrous works He has done.Psalm 77:11,12Psalm 77:11,12Reflect on God's works, wondrous works, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders need to protect their eyes.Psalm 101:3Psalm 101:3Protect, eyes, spiritual leaders
A wise spiritual leader humbly knows his or her limits.Psalm 131:1Psalm 131:1spiritual leaders, Wise, humble, limits, knows limits
God holds leaders of His people responsible for the 'way' the people go.Isaiah 3:13-15Isaiah 3:13-15Accountable, God, responsible, way, spiritual leaders
Leaders need to realize that present circumstances ALONE do not determine the future.Isaiah 7:1-7Isaiah 7:1-7Future, circumstances, determine, spiritual leaders
Leaders need to hear from God.Isaiah 7:7Isaiah 7:7hear God, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders with a lack of faith in God will fail to see God's plan and work come to fruition.Isaiah 7:9Isaiah 7:9Lack faith, God's plan, fail, see, fruition, spiritual leaders
A wise leader does not require 'signs' from God related to God keeping His Word.Isaiah 7:10-12Isaiah 7:10-12Wise, signs, God's Word, spiritual leaders
A wise spiritual leader will have spiritual discernment that grows out of his relationship with the LORD.Isaiah 7:10-12Isaiah 7:10-12Wise, discernment, grows, relationship with the Lord, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders must hallow and follow God.Isaiah 8:13Isaiah 8:12-14Hallow God, follow God, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders put their hope in God - not in men.Isaiah 8:17Isaiah 8:17Hope, God, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders are to teach God's people what 'holy' means - how it is different from 'common.'Ezekiel 44:23Ezekiel 44:15-23teaching, spiritual leaders, holiness
Those responsible for the spiritual nourishment of God's people must not lower the spiritual standards to the lowest common denominator.Hosea 4:9Hosea 4:6-10spiritual leaders, spiritual formation, compromise
Spiritual leaders must raise up disciples to expand the kingdom of God as well as prepare them for the day the leader expires.Matthew 16:21Matthew 16:21Disciple-maker, Make Disciples, Spiritual Leaders
God works in advance of His children or servants coming to minister.Mark 1:2,3Mark 1:2,3servants, God works, spiritual leaders
God can use some real 'characters - unconventional, non-traditional - in spreading His message.Mark 1:6Mark 1:4-6spiritual leaders, God's message, God uses
Christ's presence humbles the greatest of His servants.Mark 1:7Mark 1:7humble, Christ's presence, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders know they must give the people God's Word.Mark 1:1,2Mark 2:1,2spiritual leaders, God's Word
Spiritual leaders have their disciples with them as often as possible.Mark 3:7Mark 3:7disciples, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders allow those they lead to be in on difficult situations.Mark 3:7-12Mark 3:7-12difficult situations, spiritual leaders
Leaders involve limited trainees in special experiences.Mark 5:37Mark 5:37disciples, spiritual leaders
Disciples need to spend time with the one discipling them.Mark 6:1Mark 6:1disciples, spiritual leaders, time
Disciples are to do in ministry what their spiritual leader directs them to do.Mark 6:12,13Mark 6:12, 13spiritual leaders, disciples, obedience
Disciples and leaders need times for debriefing following ministry involvement.Mark 6:30-31Mark 6:30-31spiritual leaders, disciples, debriefing
Sometimes it is best if leaders and disciples get away together after huge ministry thrusts - helps them avoid the potential pride that comes from successful ministry.Mark 6:31Mark 6:31get away, disciples, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders need time alone to pray.Mark 6:45,46Mark 6:45,46Pray, spiritual leaders
Religious - but not Christian - leaders will usually develop traditions that help them and hurt others.Mark 7:9-13Mark 7:9-13traditions, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders actually desire and need some very private (alone) time.Mark 7:24Mark 7:24spiritual leaders, private
Spiritual leaders demonstrate compassion for others in front of their disciples.Mark 8:1-3Mark 8:1-3Compassion, spiritual leaders, disciples
Spiritual leaders challenge disciples by asking them problem-solving questions.Mark 8:4,5, John 6:5-6Mark 8:4,5problem-solving, disciples, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders ask disciples probing, poignant questions.Mark 8:27,29, John 6:5-6Mark 8:27,29questions, disciples, spiritual leaders
Disciples may have to hear things from their spiritual leader they don't initially like.Mark 8:31-33Mark 8:31-33hear, spiritual leaders, disciples
Spiritual leaders need to know God's Word.Mark 9:11-13Mark 9:11-13spiritual leaders, God's Word
Some questions to spiritual leaders are best asked away from the crowds.Mark 9:28Mark 9:28Ask questions, spiritual leaders, disciples
A life marked by prayer is utterly important for a leader and a disciple.Mark 9:28,29Mark 9:28, 29disciple, prayer, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders make opportunities to get alone with their disciples for the purpose of teaching them.Mark 9:30,31Mark 9:30,31teaching, alone, spiritual leaders
Undistracted time between disciples and leaders is critical.Mark 9:30,31Mark 9:30,31time, disciples, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders give their most trusted 'next level' leaders 'inside' or special information.Mark 9:31, 32Mark 9:31leaders, disciples, spiritual leaders
Disciples may try to hide from their leader what's in their minds and hearts.Mark 9:33,34Mark 9:33,34Openness, spiritual leaders, disciples
Spiritual leaders need to ask questions of their disciples that get at what is going on inside them.Mark 9:33,34, John 6:5-6Mark 9:33,34questions, disciples, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders model what they want their disciples to do.Mark 9:36,37Mark 9:36,37spiritual leaders, disciples, Model
A spiritual leader should not be above receiving children.Mark 10:13-16Mark 10:13-16spiritual leaders, children
Occasionally folks ask a spiritual leader the ultimate question in life.Mark 10:17Mark 10:17spiritual leaders, questions, life
Spiritual leaders discern and pinpoint what 'holdings' one has between them and eternal life.Mark 10:18-21Mark 10:18-21eternal life, spiritual leaders
To follow Jesus, spiritual leaders must teach the way of God in truth - teach the Scriptures.Mark 12:14Mark 12:14Teach, God's Word, Spiritual Leaders
Spiritual leaders must learn how to ask poignant questions to those who know some truth but are resistant to the message of Jesus.Mark 12:35-37Mark 12:35-37spiritual leaders, Ask questions, truth, resistant, Jesus
Some spiritual leaders flaunt their position.Mark 12:38-40Mark 12:38-40Flaunt, pride, spiritual leaders
Some spiritual leaders want all the attention and fleece the followers, while making a show of their supposed spirituality.Mark 12:38-40Mark 12:38-40Fleece followers, show, spirituality, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders may be 'sold out' by one close to them.Mark 14:10,11Mark 14:10,11spiritual leaders, Enemies
A spiritual leader may warn followers of their impending failure, but assures them he or she will be with them on the other side of the failure.Mark 14:27,28Mark 14:27,28Failures, disciples, God's presence, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders can let disciples know of their internal battles.Mark 14:32-34Mark 14:32-34Disciples, internal battles, spiritual leaders
Those IN CHIRST engaged in proclaiming God's Word must pay attention to those hearing the Word - for God wants to do His chosen unique work in and through some of them.Acts 14:8-10Acts 14:8-10Experience God, Pay Attention, Spiritual Leaders
Some appeals by spiritual leaders are based in humility and meekness.2 Corinthians 10:1,22 Corinthians 10:1,2spiritual leaders, Appeal, meekness
Sometimes spiritual leaders must return to those in Christ to correct false teachings even as if to bring them once again to new birth in order to move them toward maturity in Christ.Galatians 4:1-31Galatians 4spiritual leaders, false teaching, maturity
Spiritual leaders and their churches need strictly warned to not deviate from the sound teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the practice of God's Word.1 Timothy 1:31 Timothy 1:3God's Word, spiritual leaders, doctrine
Warnings to spiritual leaders and teachers need to come from one whose motive is love (from and for God), a pure heart, clear conscience (no alterior motive), and genuine trust in God.1 Timothy 1:51 Timothy 1:3-5warnings, motive, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders and churches should pay no attention to fictitous accounts and family trees (which lead to disputes, but) rather than trusting God to adminstrate things.1 Timothy 1:41 Timothy 1:4-7spiritual leaders, doctrine
After charging an up and coming spiritual leader to keep the message of the Gospel clear of error, a mentor exhorts him to be a man of prayer - encouraging him to stir others to all kinds of praying for all people (even leaders in society).1 Timothy 2:1-41 Timothy 2:1-4spiritual leaders, gospel, prayer
The body of Christ is to be a prayer force so the society is peaceful so the saving Gospel can be spread with more coming to know Jesus Christ as Savior.1 Timothy 2:1-41 Timothy 2:1-4spiritual leaders, gospel, prayer
Spiritual leaders are to (1) lay down a pattern, (2) practice spiritual training, (3) continually teach, (4) and do so with extranuous efforts to (1) help the body of Christ know how to carry on and (2) what doctrines to hold as well as warnings what doctrines to avoid.1 Timothy 4:6-111 Timothy 4:6-11responsible, teaching, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders must be spiritually training at the same time they are spiritually training those they influence - spending time in God's gymnasium.1 Timothy 4:6-81 Timothy 4:6-11training, teaching, spiritual leaders
A seasoned spiritual leader would advise a novice spiritual leader to (1) be a good pattern to (1) not allow his youthfulness or inexperience to interfere, (2) be a good pattern to follow I nthe way you talk, carry on your life, sacrifically love others, trust God, and live purely (sinlessness), (3) devote youself without limits to personal and public reading of Scripture, to exhort and urge others by the Word, and to teaching others the Word (exercising the gift given you), (4) ponder, cultivate, and practice these things (that others see you maturing), and (5) continually review yourself (personality, who you are) and your teaching.1 Timothy 4:12-161 Timothy 4:12-16training, teaching, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders are to exhort (holy urging, entreat) not chide or harass those they lead or influence.1 Timothy 5:1-21 Timothy 5:1-2responsible, spiritual leaders, exhortation
Spiritual leaders are not to exhort (give holy urging, entreaties to) everybody the same way - an older man like a father, a younger man like a brother, an older woman like a mother, and a younger woman like a sister - all with piety (purity) toward God.1 Timothy 5:1-21 Timothy 5:1-2responsible, spiritual leaders, exhortation
To exhort, urge, or entreat (not chide or harass) is a primary task of those serving as spiritual leaders (influencers).1 Timothy 5:1-21 Timothy 5:1-2responsible, spiritual leaders, exhortation
Those who (1) serve the body of Christ (assembly of believers) well as superintendents and (2) work exhaustively in the Word and teaching the Word are worthy of double honor or respects in the body of Christ.1 Timothy 5:17-181 Timothy 5:17-20God's Word, teaching, spiritual leaders
When an elder is accused by two or three witnesses of a sin and found sinning, that elder whould be rebuked (repremanded severely) in the assembly of believers - so as to raise the awareness of holy awe, respect, and fear toward God.1 Timothy 5:19-201 Timothy 5:17-20elder, rebuke, spiritual leaders
Proper superintending and teaching of the Word may well involve exhaustive labor (much effort) in the Word.1 Timothy 5:171 Timothy 5:17-20God's Word, teaching, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders must be careful to avoid associating with or participating in other people's sinful actions.1 Timothy 5:221 Timothy 5:21-22pure, spiritual leaders, character
Spiritual leaders are to keep themselves undefiled from sin (inside and out) or pure.1 Timothy 5:221 Timothy 5:21-22pure, spiritual leaders, character
Prejudice and partiality have no place in the body of Christ - especially to be avoided by spirutal leaders carrying out their responsibilities.1 Timothy 5:211 Timothy 5:21-22prejudice, body of Christ, spiritual leaders
The selecting of and public affirmation of elders, bishops, teachers, and deacons are not to be done heastily, (too quickly, speedily).1 Timothy 5:221 Timothy 5:21-22spiritual leaders, servants, character
Spiritual leaders are to repeatedly teach and exhort the Christ-followers they influence (1) to consider those (even unbelievers) they work for worth respecting and honoring (2) expressing a good work ethic SO the name of God and the teachings of God may not be blasphemed AND those who work for believers (Christ-followers) (1) to not look down on (take advantage of) them just because they too follow Christ but (2) give them good service because believers and beloved are benefited.1 Timothy 6:1-21 Timothy 6:1-2God's Word, teach, spiritual leaders
If anyone teaches deviations from truth and contrary to what is spiritually healthy - which is the message of Jesus Christ which leads to godliness - that one is (1) puffed up with pride, (2) understands nothing, (3) obsessed with disputes and contraversies - these three resulting in envy, stife, slander, evil suspicions and useless wranglings of men.1 Timothy 6:3-51 Timothy 6:3-5teach, false teachers, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders (men of God) have an injunction to flee, shun, and abhore the headstrong or resolute pursuit of riches and many resources - instead focus on hunting down, pursuing and endeavoring for righteousness (doing what God says by faith), godliness (a God-ward mind, reverence, loving fear of God), ongoing trust in God, expressing of God's love, practicing patience (enduring under pressure), and gentleness (meekness, expressing power with reserve and gentleness), and fight (agonize) the good (worthwhile) fight related to the faith-walk of children of God.1 Timothy 6:11-121 Timothy 6:11-12responsible, disciple, spiritual leaders
Those who are called to be and serve as spiritual leaders among God's people must guard, keep, and preserve this command - Jesus Christ is the KING, the Son of God; keep this word spotlessly until He returns.1 Timothy 6:13-141 Timothy 6:13-14spiritual leaders, Son of God, Jesus Christ
Spiritual leaders are to instruct (pass on to) those IN CHRIST rich with many resources to get involved in doing many good works - generously, willingly partnering - with trust focused on God who provided them many resources to be shared and enjoyed.1 Timothy 6:17-191 Timothy 6:17-19responsible, spiritual leaders, riches
All the time, but more so in a day in which heresies and apostacy abound, a spiritual leader insists to his protégé to "exercise unbroken vigilence" on the teachings of God's Word as has been entrusted to you - avoiding (1) common, empty babling and (2) opposing ideas (falsely named knowledge) BECAUSE some have deviated from "truth faith teaching."1 Timothy 6:20-211 Timothy 6:20-21spiritual leaders, God's Word, truth
Spiritual leaders declare to those they influence, meticulously guard what teaching of God's truth has been entrusted to you and avoid deviating from the truth.1 Timothy 6:20-211 Timothy 6:20-21spiritual leaders, God's Word, truth
A committed, wise, and older mentor would do well to intercede night and day for his younger protégé(s) with specific, heart-felt petitions AND when led by the Spirit to encourage the protégé(s) by letting them know of his intercesions 'without intervals.'2 Timothy 1:32 Timothy 1:1-3prayer, spiritual leaders, disciples
A spiritual leader spiritually raising up team members and future leaders (1) greatly desires to spend face time with them, (2) is mindful of their challenging experiences and hardships, and (3) engages in sending them sincere words of encouragement which can contribute to a more sound foundation in ministry.2 Timothy 1:3-52 Timothy 1:3-5training, spiritual leaders, disciples
A spiritual leader with a deep-heart commitment to his team members - especially proteges - will likely be the one remembering them by name and by specific petitions night and day.2 Timothy 1:32 Timothy 1:3-5training, spiritual leaders, disciples
What do you say or do as a disciple maker or mentor when you see or hear something that leads you to believe one of your best disciples or protégés has started holding back on exercising their God-given spiritual gift(s) (timidity is setting in)? Answer: The spiritual leader (1) prays intensely for the disciple, (2) reminds the disciples of the gifting you so strongly believe is present, (3) enocurage the disciple to put that gift(s) into use in the kingdom, (4) remind the disciple of God's certain supply of God-given ability (power), love, and sound (balanced, controlled) mind available in applying the gift(s) and (5) exhort your disciple to not be ashamed to face sufferings or persecutions due to serving Christ - God will enable you.2 Timothy 1:6-92 Timothy 1:6-9training, spiritual leaders, disciples
Those IN CHRIST (especially those struggling with or hesitating to exercise their calling, timid about proceeding) need to more clearly realize the LORD has (1) saved them (completed action) and (2) called them (completed action) to a holy or "set apart for Him" calling based on (1) His own purposes and (2) grace - none of these based on their efforts or works.2 Timothy 1:92 Timothy 1:9spiritual leaders, ministry, disciples
A spiritual leader, under the Holy Spirit, insists his protégé(s) (disciples) continue to hold fast (keep using) the pattern or model (stencil) of sound (absent of corruption, healthy) words (teaching and training) given by him along with their basic and growing faith in God and love for God and others - faith and love sourced IN JESUS CHRIST.2 Timothy 1:132 Timothy 1:13-14spiritual leaders, example, disciples
A spiritual leader, under the Holy Spirit, insists his protégé(s) (disciples) guard carefully by the Holy Spirit (keep alert attention on) the gifts and calling entrusted (assigned for faithful keeping) to them - the Holy Spirit dwells continusly in each believer.2 Timothy 1:142 Timothy 1:13-14stewardship, spiritual leaders, disciples
Even a faithful, effective spiritual leader (influencer) may experience - in a day of spiritual oppression or an awkward situation (his incareration for obedience to Christ) - a deserting or turning away by those who previously followed him.2 Timothy 1:152 Timothy 1:15abandonment, spiritual leaders, disciples
Some who are ashamed of the faithful life and outcome of a spiritual leader may desert or abandon him when it is convenient to do so.2 Timothy 1:152 Timothy 1:15abandonment, spiritual leaders, disciples
Developing (up and coming, future) spiritual leaders not only need warned to avoid bad behavior (unbecoming, unChristlike) but encouraged by examples of good behavior (faithful, sacrificial, Christlike) found in faithful men.2 Timothy 1:16-182 Timothy 1:16-18example, spiritual leaders, disciples
Spiritual leaders also need to receive ministry from those team members or disciples working with them in God's work.2 Timothy 1:16-182 Timothy 1:16-18encouragement, spiritual leaders, disciples
Don't be ashamed, embarrassed, or offended by the faithful, obedient, suffering servant of Christ, but rather reach out to help him, refresh him, and find ways to 'touch' him as Christ would.2 Timothy 1:16-182 Timothy 1:16-18minister, spiritual leaders, disciples
A spiritual leader in a time-period of general apostacy MUST (imperative, injunction) (1) draw empowerment out of the grace of God (verse 1), (2) commit God's Word and teachings to proven men capable of teaching others (verse 2), (3) endure troubles and hardships (verses 3-6), (4) ponder your instructions that God give you a fuller understanding of them (verse 7), (5) remember (time and again) the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the whole of God's Word is not chained (restrained) (verses 8-9), (6) remind the faithful men who will teach others - God is faithful and will keep His Word (verse 14), (7) exert energy to rightly deliver God's Word of truth (verse 15), (8) avoid vain conversations (verses 16-18), (9) depart, flee from sin and immature desires (verses 19-22), and (10) avoid arguments and disputes while focusing on patiently and humbly teaching God's truth.2 Timothy 2:1-262 Timothy 2:1-26God's Word, minister, spiritual leaders
Do I know how to recognize a faithful man? Do I know how to commit to others what has been given me? Can I recognize the truths taught me by God (as opposed to earthly, temporary truths) and thus worthy to be entrusted to others? Am I focusing on teaching those who are able to teach others also? Am I consciously depending upon God's gracious supply of strength and empowerment to address this calling of entrusting to faithful men the 'things of God' He has granted to me?2 Timothy 2:1-22 Timothy 2:1-2God's Word, faithful, spiritual leaders
Those IN CHRIST called and gifted to minister God's Word to others in strengthening up the body of Christ must (1) suffer hardships together with others, (2) stay focus on accomplishing the God-given assignment, (3) endeavor according to the revealed (to you) ways and means (strategies and provisions) given you, (4) work hard and long, and (5) keep yourself strong by taking in God's Word day by day (don't try to feed others what you haven't eaten yourself).2 Timothy 2:3-62 Timothy 2:3-6discipline, God's Word, spiritual leaders
A disciple maker should realize disciples (even perceptive, good ones) don't capture immediately all he is teaching.2 Timothy 2:72 Timothy 2:7teaching, spiritual leaders, learning
Some teachings require or benefit from pondering for a time.2 Timothy 2:72 Timothy 2:7teaching, spiritual leaders, learning
A wise disciple maker will encourage his disciples to ponder (consider, think about it over time, mull it over) his teaching of the revelations God has granted - that in time, God will grant the disciple a fuller grasp or understanding of His truths.2 Timothy 2:72 Timothy 2:7teaching, spiritual leaders, learning
Even strong-in-Christ spiritual leaders need and want the companionship of faithful-to-Christ disciples or team members.2 Timothy 4:9-102 Timothy 4:8-10Disciples, Spiritual Leaders, Team
An effective spiritual leader (1) acknowledges himself as a willingly submissive servant of God, (2) can name his gifting from the LORD, (3) affirms his trust in God as a chosen (by grace) one, (4) acknowledges the Truth, agrees or aligns with godliness - loving fear of God, reverence toward God - (5) lives out of the hope of God's promised eternal (kind of) life - knowing God cannot lie, (6) declares with his proclamation gift God's Gospel message, and (7) functions out of God's expressed will and Word.Titus 1:1-3Titus 1:1-3God's Word, submissive, spiritual leaders
How meaningful and beneficial for a senior spiritual leader to write an instructional letter to a young, up and coming spiritual leader - meaningful as the senior includes the both of them as recipients of the same salvation, grace, and peace from the LORD above and beneficial as the senior is passing on to the younger a Spirit-taught collection instructing him how the assemblies of believers are to carry on in Christ.Titus 1:4Titus 1:4God's Word, spiritual leaders, Holy Spirit
A spiritual leader serving in an apostolic role or involved in church planting (contemporary term) exercises the responsibility to guide the assemblies to a correct order of operation - where some order is missing or lacking - and appoint elders in each assembly - both of these exercises involve specific details.Titus 1:5-6Titus 1:5-6spiritual leaders, elders, church planting
Apostolic or church planting spiritual leaders often work in teams so as to be able to work in more than one location (assembly) at a time.Titus 1:5-6Titus 1:5-6spiritual leaders, elders, church planting
Spiritual leaders are under an injunction to repeatedly speak what fits with or matches with sound, wholesome, or spiritually healthy teaching: older men in Christ (1) stay sober (abstaining from or rigidly moderate drinking wine), (2) practice self-control, (3) remain solid in the Gospel faith, (4) remain solid in expressing sacrificial love, and (5) remain solid in patience (enduring under pressure) - - - to be continuedTitus 2:1-2Titus 2:1-2stewardship, spiritual leaders, ministry
The spiritual leaders have a huge responsibility to impact the lives - attitudes and behaviors - of those in Christ who are under their influence or leadership or oversight.Titus 2:1-2Titus 2:1-2stewardship, spiritual leaders, ministry
Spiritual leaders are under an injunction to repeatedly speak about what fits with or matches with sound, wholesome, spiritually healthy teaching: older women in Christ (1) be reverent in behavior (carrying on with their mind God-ward, (2) not false accusers like Satan, (3) spend little or no time at wine, (4) teachers of good things - reminding the younger women (A) to love their husbands and children, (B) to exercise self-control, (C) to be pure and modest, (D) to work at home (domestically inclined), (E) to be good and kind, (F) to obey their own husbands - all so God's Word will not be blasphemed (defamed or vilified).Titus 2:3-5Titus 2:3-5body of Christ, teach, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders are under an injunction to repeatedly speak about what fits with or matches with sound, wholesome, spiritually healthy teaching: younger men in Christ (1) to be sober minded, self-controlled or curb passions.Titus 2:6-8Titus 2:6-8body of Christ, teach, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders are to set a pattern (example to be imitated of doing good (things, works) as in (1) teaching with integrity (living what you teach), (2) teach with gravity (its heavy, important), (3) teaching with spiritual consistency (not allowing spoilage related to quality or quantity) - the soundness of the teaching validated by a consistent living so accussers have nothing evil or wicked to say of you.Titus 2:6-8Titus 2:6-8body of Christ, teach, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders are under an injunction to repeatedly speak about what fits or matches with sound, wholesome, spiritually healthy teaching: employees or servants to (1) do what you are told to do, fulfill your responsibilities, (2) do what pleases your employer or master, avoiding a negative or argumentative relationship, (3) not pilfer or embezzel employer or master possessions, (4) show the employer or master fidelity, trustworthiness - these attitudes and actions will adorn, garnish, make more attractive the teachings (words of) of God, our Savior.Titus 2:9-10Titus 2:9-10body of Christ, teach, spiritual leaders
The saving grace of God that brings salvation (first in Jesus Christ) has appeared all over the world teaching - instructing as training up a child - us IN CHRIST to (1) deny or renounce ungodliness (man-centeredness), (2) deny worldly, fleshly lusts and desires, (3) live soberly, balanced thought lives, (4) righteously (obeying God) doing what God says, (5) God-oriented thinking and living in the days in which we live, and (6) anticipating the return of Jesus Christ.Titus 2:11-13Titus 2:11-13body of Christ, teach, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders are under an injunction to (1) repeatedly speak about what fits with or matches with those (verses 11-14) things, to (2) exhort, personally instruct or address, and to (3) rebuke - convince with solid compelling evidence, expose - and do so (all three of these points) with every form of authority (all the leverage) possible not letting anyone look down on them (especially of a younger spiritual leader).Titus 2:11-15Titus 2:11-15body of Christ, teach, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders are not to allow those they teach, encourage, and rebuke to think less of them (depreciate or look down on) by earning their respect.Titus 2:15Titus 2:11-15body of Christ, teach, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders are under an injunction to put Christ-followers in remembrance (admonish) again and again how to live in a civil and / or secular society: (1) yield, submit to civil order and authorities, (2) do what civil authorities say, (3) continually be prepared to do every kind of good work, (4) do not vilify anyone (speak evil of), (5) be peaceable (non-violent), (6) be gentle - appropriate, equitable, not extremists - and (7) be an example of all kinds of consideration, gentleness, humility to all men.Titus 3:1-2Titus 3:1-2body of Christ, submission, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders are to constantly affirm or emphasize these things to those who have believed God's Gospel: (1) don't forget to maintain or practice good works (which are advantageous and good for everyone), (2) avoid foolish disputes, (3) avoid genealogies - the blood line that makes the difference is the blood of Christ, (4) avoid contentions and strivings about law-requirements which are contrary to grace, being unprofitable and useless, and (5) reject from the fellowship one who continues to be divisive (even after rebukes and warnings) - such have condemned themselves to this process.Titus 3:8-11Titus 3:6-11Christ's life, body of Christ, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders make decisions that impact the lives of those who co-labor with them (leadership team).Titus 3:12Titus 3:12-15God's work, spiritual leaders, team
Spiritual leaders endeavor to see that their team members have what is needed to acomplish their various, assigned tasks.Titus 3:13Titus 3:12-15leaders, assignment, spiritual leaders