"Pastor As Leader" 1 Timothy 5:17-25
Paul lets Timothy know that the pastor or leader of any church is to be able to give direction to that church. Being the leader includes carrying the Gospel to others. He also implies that a good pastor is capable of teaching the scripture and preaching. Personal spiritual growth of each church member is a top priority for all men called to pastor a church. In this text he also lets us know not to place a man into a leadership position before he is spiritually mature enough to be a humble servant. He warns that church not to do that, for it leads to leaders not operating with a Christian world view. Let us learn as Paul encourages leaders to advance the church.