Summary: The leader understands that God has placed the church in the world and the leader is keenly aware of the value and eternal purpose for which the body of Christ exists. God did not put the church here to serve you but for you to serve Jesus and
WILL THE REAL LEADER PLEASE STAND UP!
Mark 10-42-43 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
I A REAL LEADER SERVES the Lord
President Reagan had just been shot by John Hinckley.and Washington DC was shocked and stunned. Vice-President George Bush was not immediately available.
Even at the White House no one was sure what was going on.
That’s when Gen. Alexander Haig, who was at the White House, stepped in & confidently asserted to the press--"I’m in charge here!"
He’s never been able to live those four words down.
What HE thought he was doing was providing crisis leadership.
What the country saw was a man hungry for power.
I’m in charge here!" Those words never fell from Jsus’ lips!
They didn’t have to.Something about Jesus made people KNOW he was a leader.
A.When you lead Jesus style you have the interest of others at heart
Luke 22:42 Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but
yours be done."
1. Remember the words of John F. Kennedy in his aunagrual address? He said, “say
not what this country can do for you –but what you can do for this country.
2. A leader is in the church do be a blessing to the people of God. . He has one
agenda. His heart is advancing the cause of Christ not seeking how the church can
serve his personal agenda.
3. The leader understands the that God has placed the church in the world and the
leader is keenly aware of the value and eternal purpose for which the body of
Christ exists. God did not put the church here to serve you but for you to serve
Jesus and follow his mandate in leading the people of God!
Philippians 2:4 “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also
to the interests of others.”
B. A leader serves the Lord!
1. The leader serves God’s people but gets his orders from the Lord.
2. Anytime we’re afraid to do what’s right for fear of others, we are no longer leaders people we
Colossians 3:23 command us, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as
working for the Lord, not for men”.
Someone once called a preacher to say he wanted to become a church member.
But, he went on to explain that he did not want to: commit to coming to worship every week, study the Bible, visit the sick, or serve as a leader or teacher.
The minister commended him for his desire to be a church member,
but told him the church he was looking for was located in another part of town.
The man wrote down the address and hung up.
When he arrived at that address, the man came face to face with the result of his own attitude of not wanting to be involved. There stood an abandoned church building
boarded up and ready for demolition.. YOU CANNOT BE A REAL DISCIPLE WITHOUT SERVICE AND YOU CERTAINLY CANNOT LEAD WITHOUT SERVING!
II.A REAL LEADER IS AN EXAMPLE To others
There was this parrot who lived in a bar. Well the barkeeper decided to sell the bar and a group of church people who needed a new church bought it to convert it to a place to meet for worship. So the bar was open it’s last night for business. After midnight when the bar closed down and the parrot was sleeping, people came in and redecorated the bar to look like a church. On Sunday morning the parrot woke up and saw the people coming in for church. The parrot squawked, “Same old crowd, just a different décor.”
A. A leader leads by example! What does that mean?
1. Hebrews 13:7 “Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you.
Consider the outcome of their way of life and IMITATE THEIR FAITH.”
2 “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you” (John
3. Suicide bombers are willing to give their lives in order to kill people that goes
against their religion. The terrorists on September 11 were willing to fly those
planes into the Word Trade Towers knowing they would kill themselves in an
act of hatred.
It is amazing that people are willing to die for a cause like that
when so many Christians are afraid to let it be known that they are followers
B. You cannot lead where you will not go!