Mike was asked to preach this past Sunday at the Baptist church we attend in town. Mike preached from Hebrews 13:17 on submitting to your church leaders and helping them serve you with joy. Since we aren’t truly members (MTW missionaries remain members at their home church) and we aren’t truly leadership, Mike was in a good position to remind the congregation of the biblical mandate to honor your pastors and church leaders.
The congregation was reminded that church leaders are appointed by God to watch over our souls and that, assuming they are preaching the gospel, are due compensation and honor. The sermon was well-received and provided for healthy discussion following service.