The Care and Feeding Of A Spiritual Leader (8 of 10) by Larry Osborne

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The Care and Feeding Of A Spiritual Leader (8 of 10)
Series: Doing Church God's Way
Dr. Larry Osborne
1 Timothy 5:17-25

THE PASSAGE:
1 Timothy 3:14-15/ 1 Timothy 3:1-13

THE PRINCIPLES:
How to Treat a Spiritual Leader

1. When they do well - pay them well.
1 Timothy 5:17-18/ Leviticus 7:30-35/ 1 Corinthians 9:7-15/ Galatians 6:6/ 1 Timothy 3:3 and 1 Peter 5:2

2. When they're criticized - give them the benefit of the doubt.
1 Timothy 5:19/ Deuteronomy 17:6-7 and 19:15-20/ Matthew 18:15-16

3. When they mess up - don't cover up.
1 Timothy 5:20-21/ James 3:1/ Galatians 2:11-15

4. When you choose one - take your time.
1 Timothy 5:22/ 1 Timothy 3:6 and 10

5. When they're human - don't be shocked.
1 Timothy 5:23-25/ 1 Corinthians 12:7-11/ 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; 7:5-6; 4:7


THREE TAKE HOME QUESTIONS:


1. Am I generous or stingy?


2. Do I believe the best or the worst?


3. Is my focus on God or man?



Food for Thought
(Questions and Scriptures for further study)

This week's teaching closed with three questions to help us evaluate our personal response to spiritual leadership. Take a look at the questions below and then read the Scriptures to further your healthy response to leaders.

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