Leaders Who Make A Difference

Third in the series “Upstream”

1 Timothy 3:1-16

Main Point:  Paul gives a snapshot of the kind of leaders who have a positive influence on the church.

  1. Church leaders must be known as godly people [1-7]
    1. 1 Peter 5:1-4
  2. Church helpers must be known as godly people [8-13]
    1. Acts 6:3-4
  3. Real godliness must be based on the story of Jesus [14-16]
    1. Colossians 2:14-15
    2. 1 Peter 1:12
  4. Application Questions:
    1. Have you caught enough of a glimpse of the mystery of Jesus that it changes your life?
    2. What needs to change in your lifestyle and attitudes to better reflect the Christian ideals expressed here?
    3. How do we go about changing our behavior without embracing legalism?