5) REMAIN in fellowship and be submissive to church discipline. We need each other and God mandates fellowship with others especially as the second advent of Jesus is ever nearer. You will not grow as God intended if you are not in fellowship and in submission to your God-given church leaders. Pray for them and do not criticise or judge them or else you're not praying for you cannot do both!
17Obey your spiritual leaders and submit to them [continually recognizing their authority over you], for they are constantly keeping watch over your souls and guarding your spiritual welfare, as men who will have to render an account [of their trust]. [Do your part to] let them do this with gladness and not with sighing and groaning, for that would not be profitable to you [either]. 11 Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. 12 Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.....14 Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth.
Acts 2:42-46; Acts 12:5-12; Rom 12:3-8; 1 Cor 12:12-28; Eph 4:11-14, 16; 1 Thess 5:25; Heb 10:25; Heb 13:17
CONFESSION - Thank you Lord for the leaders You have placed over me; I shall continue to pray for them as they keep a constant watch over my soul.