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March 8, 2022

Obeying Human authority - Must I?

Obeying Human authority - Must I?

An email from a listener sincerely asked Jeff, “Since I have the Holy Spirit, why do I have to obey the human leaders in my church?” More than just this one listener has wondered about this. Is it not risky to submit our spiritual lives to the...


An email from a listener sincerely asked Jeff, “Since I have the Holy Spirit, why do I have to obey the human leaders in my church?” More than just this one listener has wondered about this. Is it not risky to submit our spiritual lives to the leadership of someone else? If we are going to do so, what are the non-negotiables that must be found in that leader? What if I disagree with my leaders? Is the local church even a legitimate expression of modern-day Christianity?

In this episode of Mavericks & Misfits, Jeff highlights two verses of Scripture to unpack our call to follow God-appointed leaders in our churches. Without pulling any punches, he also punctuates the strict accountability to which God holds all leaders. Obedience and submission to church leadership is actually connected to our relational trust with God Himself. No doubt, it is not a matter of if you will disagree with your leaders, but when. We all need to embrace what the bible reveals about leaders and followers in the Kingdom of God.