How often do we see leaders who teach things that they themselves can’t do? If they can’t do it… why do they think they know how to do it?
This is one of the most fundamental problems in churches… and its easy to solve… and then it will have a dramatic impact on the whole world.
If we begin to choose leaders and elders according to the guidelines set out in scripture, we will have leaders who are healing the sick and raising the dead.
And then they will teach others how to do that too. We will suddenly see a powerful church emerge. And the impact on society will be enormous.
But while we keep elevating leaders who are not in line with the NT bible… we will continue to have a church that is not in line with the NT bible.
We seem to keep choosing leaders based on their…
- human wisdom
- wise words
- persuasive words
God, through Paul, cleared the issue up for us…
And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words,
but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power. – 1 Cor 2:1-5
Let us focus on appointing leaders who are in line with NT biblical teaching.