Sermon Quotes | "Leaders Who Commend the Gospel"

“Today we neglect giving proper attention to leadership issues in the church at our peril and the church’s detriment. Not only will the church, God’s household, not be properly led and managed, but it will also be rendered vulnerable to the influence of false teaching, worldliness, and a variety of countervailing cultural and social trends.” Andreas Kostenberger

“As goes the moral character of the church’s leaders, so goes the church.” Ray Van Neste

“No matter how good they are at listening, hand-holding, and personal encouragement, if they cannot teach the Word of God they are disqualified from the office/role of pastor/elder/overseer. Of course, some pastors may exercise all or most of their teaching ministry one-on-one or in small groups; not all will be equally adept with the larger crowd. But Scripture leaves no place for the ‘pastor’ who cannot teach.” Don Carson

“A pastor must have two voices, one for gathering the sheep and the other for driving away wolves and thieves.” John Calvin

“I love a minister whose face invites me to make him my friend. No one knows what a smile and a hearty sentence may do. A man who is to do much with men must love them, and feel at home with them. An individual who has no geniality about him had better be an undertaker and bury the dead, for he will never succeed in influencing the living. A man must have a great heart if he would have a great congregation.” Charles Spurgeon