“I know the vanity of your heart, and that you will feel mortified that your congregation is very small, in comparison with those of your brethren around you; but do assure yourself on the word of an old man, that when you come to give an account of them to the Lord Christ, at His Judgment-Seat, you will think you have had enough.”

John Brown of Scotland

James 3:1“Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my                              brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.”

Hebrews 13:17–“Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.”