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Revival Needs Godly Leadership

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Acts 20

Introduction:
A. What Would You Call A Godly Leader?
What does that look like?
What are the characteristics?
A church will rise or fall on it’s leadership
A church will not grow past it’s leadership
B. My Experience With Godless Leadership
i. In a church in Big Spring, Texas
ii. They never meet with me with me being the senior pastor two years
iii. When they finally met with me it was to fire me
Tell the story
My fear is to come under godless leadership again
For this reason I really think godly leadership is important
I. LEADERSHIP IN EPHESUS Acts 20:17-38
A. Elders - There Are Three Words Used For Elders
Presbuterous: An Elder - An elder spiritual leader in a local curch
Episkopous: An overseer - one who watches over
Poimeino: A shepherd - one who cares for the flock
As you can see by the words used, the words also define the work of a spiritual leader in the local church
Show me a man who shepherds and he will probably will line up with what we need in a spiritual leader
B. What Does Paul Define As Their Responsibilities?
i.
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