Monday, March 11, 2013


1 Timothy 5:17
"The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at teaching and preaching."

If only it were so easy to be a leader as to download the qualities of one from the internet! Being a leader takes quite a bit of work... and being an elder in a church is a hefty calling. I am thankful God designed the church to have elders with the qualification to teach. Whenever our pastor is away for a weekend or two, one of our elders steps up and preaches a sermon. They may not be quite as polished as our pastor in their delivery, but they definitely share the Word of God in an understandable way, and seeing their point of view through the way they teach helps me to better trust their decisions.

I am thankful for the work our elders do in running the church, fellowshipping, mediating, guiding, teaching, and leading. I pray they would be encouraged in the work God has given them, and for God’s endurance and wisdom to carry out His work. May they ever reveal God’s glory to His children. If you're in a church with elders, have you thanked them for their work?

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