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There seems to be two kinds of leaders. Those who are too comfortable with leadership and those who are two uncomfortable. As the church, we have the responsibility of leading the way in finding the happy medium between these two extremes. There should always be a healthy fear in the heart of every leader that he or she would become domineering or autocratic. But there should also be a healthy fear of abdicating responsibility and allowing those who have not been called or commissioned to leadership to lead. It’s into this tension that the words of Hebrews 13 ring loud and clear. “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls.” As we continue our consideration of expectations within the church we turn our attention to the expectation that God’s Word gives for how the flock should follow their shepherds.

 

Outline

1. Be Watchful (vs. 18)
2. Be Willing (vs. 17a)
3. Be Wanting (vs. 17b)

 

questions to consider:

1. What are the two main things that the flock is to be watchful for in their leadership? Discuss what to do when either of these happens?
2. What does it mean to “obey your leaders?” How about “submit” to them?
3. How can you make their responsibility of “keeping watch over your soul” joyful? What causes it to include “groaning?”
4. What does Hebrews 13:17 say is of “no advantage to you?"