Paul’s leadership helped to define the early Church. The magnificent revelations that he received from God have shaped Christianity as we know it, having been preserved in Scripture.
However, even Paul recognized the supremacy of Jesus’ leadership by urging his followers to imitate him as he imitated Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1). No matter how well-qualified our leaders might be, no matter how many miracles have taken place in their ministry, no matter what they have accomplished for God, they are still human.
There are so many great leaders in the Bible: men and women who have become models for us to imitate. As we meet them in the pages of God’s Word, we make adjustments so that we can also succeed in our ministries. No one wants to fail! We all want to bring pleasure to the heart of God.