Follow the Leader(s)

RE Verse reading–Acts 15:1-29 (day six)  “Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas.”  (vs 22)  There is a great story in Luke 7.  The Lord meets a Roman Centurian whose faith has been clarified and strengthened by his experience with leadership.  He is self-described as a man “under authority”.  He also wields it as a leader of men.  He both receives orders and gives them.  Two sides of the same God-given ability.  The leaders of the church in Antioch are learning the same lesson.  Having been led by the Spirit, (various ways) they are qualified and willing to lead others.  One after another, first Peter, then Paul and Barnabas, then James, stand and influence the church in a definite direction.  When the people follow their lead, it is in keeping with the plan of God.  “There is no authority except from God”  (Romans 13:1)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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