Christ the King Sunday is about the Lordship of Christ. Do you treat them like distractions? Clearly, Jesus knew a thing or two about leadership. He hears of the birth of Jesus and orders the massacre of the innocents, which sent Mary, Joseph and their newly born child, Jesus, into Egypt. Would you like to see the heating plant of this church? It is also a weighty command. Out of all the leaders in the world, there is only one that has made a lasting impact on this world for the better.
The soldiers, however, came not from Italy but from nearby Gentile cities, especially Caesarea and Sebaste; presumably, the officers were from Italy. He was not afraid of close friendships; he was not afraid that proximity to him would disappoint his followers. Desperate poverty was present too but never reached a socially dangerous level. And he clearly gave his presence, his spirit, his authority, to his disciples, to spread his influence, his teachings, his goodness upon this earth until he comes again. Motivation: Know who you're trying to please. He declared that in the Kingdom, greatness belongs to the servant and that distinction grows from child-like humility Matthew 18:4. He is not above the task.
That is one of the greatest lessons of his leadership. He wanted people to think of him and revere him long after he had died -- in fact, you can see the Herodium all the way from Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives. He went out of his way to talk with them and refused to give up when they rejected him. He washes the feet of his followers, which was properly the responsibility of the house-servant. In the secular world, or the business world, this might be the spirit of boldness or confidence or enthusiasm for a particular task. He was a straightforward leader who established clear-cut goals.
In baseball, for example, there is spring training, the opening pitch of the season, the first games, the long summer, the end-of-year stretch, the playoffs. Failing to complain when you have received poor service or a deficient product 7. This article is adapted from a paper published by Dr. My purpose is not to write songs, and I know that. Jesus explained the power needed for the harvest was found in the resource of praying. How is your Boiler Room with God? He was not afraid or offended by the Samaritans.
It may be that you have never looked at Jesus as a leadership role model. Healing is something he did throughout the New Testament. We can give corrective feedback to others in a loving and helpful way when mistakes are made. Could you not watch one hour? So, as I am moving through my life, sometimes at great speed, what do I need to do to stay in formation with Jesus? God has defined for us concepts such as success, life purpose, financial principles for managing, earning, borrowing, saving, investing and giving and so much more. On the economic front we still see the repercussions of the poor, arguably self-centered leadership that caused the credit crunch, the banking crisis and the global recession. Jesus Was Willing to Do the Work After healing their sick and teaching them throughout the day, it became late in the evening and the crowds became hungry. Leaders emulating Jesus need to do the same.
It was still more out of His love for the people , and not out of arrogance. You have to hear His voice like a lamb hears a shepherd as John 10 puts it. Where Jesus was concerned with freedom, they were concerned with control. It requires a conscious decision to become a servant of a higher purpose and of others. Pastor, this applies to you as well. Jesus attempts to lead them to the understanding that even if they have accomplished all that is required, they have still not done anything for which they should expect to be rewarded. Thus, his leadership style was not only correct, but also constant.
They were confused and frightened, but they waited to see how God would reveal himself. In many countries, like a recurring bad dream, we also repeatedly see somewhat less than inspiring political leadership. He could have done it all perfectly with no additional help, but He chose to let go and let Peter, Paul, Matthew and the others run with the plan. Jesus operated from a base of fixed principles or truths rather than making up the rules as he went along. We must remember that those mortals we meet in parking lots, offices, elevators, and elsewhere are that portion of mankind God has given us to love and to serve. Because Jesus loved his followers, he was able to level with them, to be candid and forthright with them.
Understanding others Jesus was a listening leader. What a contrast to the arrogant self-advertising of so many leaders today, both in and out of the church. I am serving because I love God and want this work to be for Him. His whole purpose was to please his heavenly Father. It may take time and effort and some extra energy we would rather not exert, but when we lead like Jesus and allow ourselves to be led by Jesus, we see more accomplished than we ever thought possible. Thank you for your comment.