And he is the head of the body, the church. –Colossians 1:18

Is Jesus the Senior Pastor—the “chief Shepherd”—of your church? (1 Pet. 5:4)

It may be easy to acknowledge his supremacy in theory, but how can you tell if your church is following Jesus’ leadership and not simply acknowledging him as a figurehead? Here are some key indicators:

1. Where does authority reside?
The Bible is the Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16), and Jesus is the Word of God in the flesh (John 1:14). Jesus is Senior Pastor when the Bible is preached and valued as the ultimate authority for life and knowledge.

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