Monday, January 13, 2014

Choosing the right leaders

Heb 6:12
"That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises."

 {Don't be swayed by smooth talkers, dynamic speakers, FOCUS on INHERITED PROMISES from the Word of God!  "For every tree is known by his own fruit..." Luke 6:44
"Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple." Rom 16:17-18
   Where's the fruit?}            

Heb 13:7
"Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation."

 {Choose leaders who speak unto you "The Word of God," The Holy Bible,  not their opinions, denominational slants, and consider The End of what their teaching!  Think it through!!!  hint: Jesus said, "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matt 6:19-21}

James 5:10 "Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience."
{Choose leaders who have been tried and true, weather tested, not hirelings (John 10:12-13).  Sealed in the Bible for an everlasting testimony, is the prime example "And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;" Eph 2:20;Acts 18:3; Acts 20:32-35;1 Cor 4:12;Phill 3:17;Phill 4:9;1 Thess 1:5-7;1 Thess 2:9;2 Thess 3:7-9 1 Tim 4:12-16;Titus 2:7-8;1 Peter:5:3 and many others}

Pastor Robert Venable