And let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful. Titus 3:14 NKJV
Paul instructs Titus in how Christian leaders should conduct themselves. He lays out the qualifications for church leadership.
We get too caught up in the idea of designating some people leaders and other people followers. The qualifications for church leaders are guidelines that should be followed by all Christians.
The Church does need leaders. Godly leadership should be characterized by service. Jesus told His disciples; “But he who would be greatest among you shall be your servant.” Jesus chastised the leaders of the Gentiles who lord over people.
The United States Marine Corps trains all Marines to lead. God calls each of us to lead in different ways at different times!
A new believer had questions. He went to someone who knew Jesus longer. His friend answered, for God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life, or he would say I do not know but I will find out.
Someone will look to you for leadership and guidance. Other people can benefit from your walk of faith. There is someone somewhere you can help train up in the Lord. You do not have to be a Pastor Priest or Theologian to lead people to Jesus!
If we are a part of Christ’s Body we should act like the Body of Christ. If we believe the bible is the Word of God we should do what it says!
We are not saved by good works. Good works are evidence of Christ working out His good and perfect will in us and through us. Good works are evidence of our love for Jesus!
God wants to reach out and touch people right where they are. He wants to meet people’s needs regardless of what they are. The Lord wants to show people how much He loves them regardless of what they have done.
Jesus wants you to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs and produce fruits of righteousness today!
God is restoring His creation one heart one soul and one life at a time. Jesus wants you to join Him in His work. The Lord is calling you to lead His people to Him by serving them!
Ask Jesus how you can share His love with someone somewhere today!
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