Loyalty: Learning from the Leaders
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Loyalty: Learning from the Leaders

The author of Hebrews encouraged early Christians to show loyalty as they followed local church authorities. But what should believers expect from godly leaders? Alistair Begg offers several marks of biblical leadership. Good leaders hold fast to God’s Word, imitating Christ while urging others to imitate them. They also avoid manipulative behavior while helping to shepherd God’s people for His glory and our good.


7Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.

17Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Copyright © 2021, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.