Pastor Bryan Brock of Lifepoint Baptist Church, applying Hebrews 13:17:
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.
"Who is the 'them' and 'they' in your life?"
"It could be argued that active church membership in good standing was one of the best NT tests of genuine Christianity."