Matthew 4:18-22, Becoming Fishers of Men! Are you doing that?
Matthew 4:12-17, Repentance is the central pronouncement of ministry!
Matthew 4:1-11, Satan pulls out all of his efforts and abilities in a futile attempt to convince...
Matthew 3:1 -12, How do you prepare for the Lord in you and in the lives of others?
Matthew 2:13-23, Jesus always invokes a response, if not in this life, then, in the life to come, from every person who has ever lived.
Matthew 1: 18-25, Immanuel God is with Us! Thus, Christ was birthed in history; by so doing, He must also be birthed into you and evident in you!
Matthew 1:1-17, As Jesus comes in the world via His incarnation, His incarnation needs to come into us the leader. Christian leadership is all about operating in and by Christ, being His Hands and Feet with His precepts!
If you are in leadership, then be a good leader! Servant Leaders are the managers and administers who do the hands-on work of the Lord! We are to do this by being the people of the Lord. Incarnational Leaders are people who are more visionary, the ones who set the tone and empower the Servant Leaders. Incarnational Leaders are the visionaries, entrepreneurs, architects, and builders of the church.
Are you a good leader? Do you want to be? We have to ask ourselves whether we are being an agent of change or being manipulative and controlling. We have to ask ourselves if we are empowering people or scheming to get them to do what we want. Are we leading from our authentic spiritual formation or from an idea of what we think we should be? Because, to be a leader for Christ, we must put off our own personal agendas and adopt His will and ways!
A Profile of Servant Leadership We usually know what the world calls us to, but do you know what God calls you to? The Bible calls us to a higher level of excellence; one of vision, love, integrity, and functionality. That is what I call "Incarnational Leadership." It simply means that I will lead the way Christ led. I will not lead the way the world wants me to. Incarnational represents the view that we are to leave the ways of the world and its ways of leadership, and turn to the ways of Christ. As He was Incarnational, we can be too...