Thursday, March 13, 2008

Heb 13:7 Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct.

Heb 13:17 Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.

It's kind of tough to realize that we, as Christians, are to be ruled over by other Christians. It is definitely not "the American way." But we do get some leeway in deciding WHO will rule over us.

From these two verses, we see that we are to be ruled by people who teach us the Word of God, whose conduct will bring a good reward, and who watch for our souls. Elsewhere, the Bible establishes the local church as having authority from God. If the pastor of a local church does not meet the descriptions of a "ruler," you need to leave. But if he does meet those descriptions, he is meeting God's requirements to lead God's sheep, and you will grow spiritually if you follow his lead.


Vince said...

Here I am, commenting on my own blog again. Two days after writing the last article, we had thirty riders on our Saturday morning route. This route takes Mexican kids to watch Christian cartoons at a good church.

The route was averaging seven kids before we started attending Community Bible Church in Jocotepec. The church has added a van to my station wagon, the route is now under the control of the church, and we had thirty last week.

Why did God bless us so much? I can't think of any sin that we forsook, so it isn't our righteousness. I think that God is just blessing our church.

Anonymous said...


This is Evangelist Tim Lee. You look like the same Vince Massi that i knew when iwas in Oklahoma City at Windsor Hills Baptist Church. Are you the same?

My email is

God bless you.