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Holy Spirit – Calls Leaders to Discernment

by on September 2, 2014

Being chosen by God to lead His people is an awesome privilege and responsibility.

Leadership is blessed with opportunities and fraught with dangers.

We must be constantly vigilant. Paul warns us to be aware of dangers in leadership.

Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

For I know this, that after my departure
Savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.
Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things,
To draw away the disciples after themselves.
Therefore watch, and remember that for three years
I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.

So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace,

which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

From Acts 20:28-32

 

The inheritance is for those who are sanctified.
They are sanctified by God and the word of His grace.
This sanctification builds them up to do the work of leadership.
This sanctification gives them discernment and wisdom to detect evil-
Because some leaders are not sanctified by God and the word of His grace.

Sadly, wolves will come in among us.
Sadly, some from within will draw away disciples after themselves.

Therefore watch and remember the faithfulness of Paul
And of all leaders who warn everyone night and day with tears.

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