Summary: A seven fold lesson to pray for Pastors
Build a Pastor’s Support Team
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.
Romans 15:30 Now I beseech you brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me; 31. That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judea and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints; 32: That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed. 33: Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
Col. 4:3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
Today I ponder leadership.
I believe in a God called leadership.
Leaders are not just made, many leaders are born leaders.
God chooses and calls leaders.
YET ONE MAN CAN NEVER ACCOMPLISH THE WORK OF GOD.
It takes a team effort.
I would like to help empower the team members to
know how to stand behind GOD’S MAN.
Let’s ponder holding up the man and rod of God.
1. A real leader cannot be a hireling.
John 10:12 But he that is a hireling and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catches them, and scatters the sheep. 13. The hireling flees, because he is a hireling, and cares not for the sheep.
What is the difference in a God shepherd and a
MOTIVE, one that works and performs menial or
dubious action for profit or popularity
rather than principle and the word of God.
2. There are standards to HOLD UP and to HOLD HIGH.
Exodus 17:15. Moses knew the battle was the Lord’s and not his.
He built an altar to God, Jeehovah-nissi.
3. The work of God was team work.
Where each stands for the other and all stand for the Lord.
T-- together ** E--each ** A--accoplishes** M--more
A. Moses carried the leadership role, his hands
were, intercession before the people and God.
B. Joshua was the warrior, advancing the cause.
C. Joshua could never win without Moses standing in
D. Joshua was a leader in training.
To be a good leader you should be in submission,
4. To help lead, or to help the leader:
you must be in the right place at the right time.
Exodus 17:10 So Joshua did as Moses had commanded
him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and
HUR went to the top of the hill.
A. Many want to climb no hills,
they search for easy down hill efforts.
B. Aaron and HUR had to BE WITH MOSES.
5.THE LOAD OF LEADERSHIP GETS HEAVY WITHOUT PROPER SUPPORT.
Exodus 17:11 It came to pass, when Moses held up
his hand, that Israel won, and when he lowered his
hands Amalek won.
A. Physical hands get heavy and tired.
B. The load was much more than hands, it was
a spiritual battle.
6. THERE MUST BE SOMEONE TO SEE THE NEED, THEN DEVELOP A PLAN.
Exodus 17:12 But Moses hands were heavy; they took
a stone, and put it under him, and he sat there
upon; and Aaron and HUR STAYED UP HIS HANDS,
the one on one side and the other on the other
side; so Moses hands were steadied until the going
down of the sun.
A. The rock was not automatic, there had to be
someone to see the need.
B. The rock must have been heavy.
C. There was more than rock moving, Aaron and HUR
had to stand neath the sweating arm pits.
7. THE VICTORY DEPENDED UPON THE SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR THE MAN OF GOD.
A. Joshua did the foot work, Moses had to lift the
rod of the ministry.
B. Moses arms were tired, more than physical but
HOW CAN I LIFT THE MAN OF GOD’S ARMS? ? ? ?
Is there a Biblical plan?
Paul gives us a good prayer pattern to follow.
We need to teach others how to pray for our Christian leadership.
Please consider this.
Romans 15:30 Now I beseech you brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;
31. That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judea and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;
32: That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed. 33: Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.