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Defining Spiritual Leadership, Pt. 2

October 30, 2011 Speaker: Brent Small

Topic: Leadership Passage: 1 Thessalonians 2:1–2:6

This sermon podcast on 1 Thessalonians chapter 2, Pastor Brent Small delivers the final five of seven principles of defining spiritual leadership as modeled by the Apostle Paul in Thessalonica.

As the Apostle Paul writes to the Thessalonian church, his purpose is to assure that the Thessalonian believers continue in the faith. Part of his strategy to fulfill this purpose was to call them to remember the character of the spiritual leadership that he, along with Silas and Timothy, had displayed as they proclaimed the gospel in that city. By connecting Paul’s message with his godly character, Paul teaches us an important lesson in that the integrity of the gospel messenger has a direct affect on the strength and stability of the faith that it produces.

As Paul delivers a detailed description of his ministerial conduct, he gives us both a definition of spiritual leadership and also identifies “7” principles of spiritual leadership. In this message Pastor Brent conveys the final “5” of seven principles outlined by Paul. Spiritual leadership possesses a pure message, is commissioned by God, seeks to please God, avoids pleasing self and sacrifices for God’s glory.