2. Should I desire Christian Leadership?

CHRISTIAN MEN SHOULD ASPIRE TO LEADERSHIP IN THE CHURCH

“If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task (1 Timothy 3:1).

Another version puts it: “To aspire to leadership is an honorable ambition”

NOT FOR SELFISH REASONS

Jeremiah said that if anyone seeks great things for himself, he should stop right there (Jer. 45:5).

• I want power
• respect
• fulfilment
• control
• redemption (trying to make up for past wrongs)

BUT FOR GOD’S GLORY

• I want to exalt God by my life and my lips

AND THE GOOD OF OTHERS

• I want to serve and equip God’s people
• see sinners saved
• prepare people for eternity
• see the Church reformed to make a bigger impact on the world

SUMMARY; Christian men should aspire to lead in the church, not for selfish reasons but for God’s glory, the good of others, and the success of the church.

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