Principles for Local Church 02 – Be A Follower

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Hebrews 6.12 encourages every Christian to be a follower.

That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

The truth is the whole New Testament is filled with instructions to follow other people, but most people are not good at following others. They are too crazy and spooky and unreliable.

Paul told the Corinthian church “FOLLOW ME, as I FOLLOW CHRIST” (1 Cor. 11.1). If you want to get the best out of church, you need to follow your pastor.

Now firstly find a pastor that follows God – don’t follow a pastor that is following politicians, millionaires, bizarre doctrine, following money, following a reputation, following a career. Find a pastor who follows Christ, who reads the Bible more than they read biographies of billionaires and businessmen.

When you find a pastor who actually wants to follow Christ, follow them!

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