Lead Like Jesus - Week One
TWO MOTIVATIONS FOR BEING A LEADER:
The REWARD-Based Leader: PERKS and POWER
The RESPONSIBILITY-Based Leader: SERVE and CARE
When you bend down to SERVE, God can lift you up to LEADE>
20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him.
21 “What is it you want?” he asked.
She said, “Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom.”
22 “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said to them. “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?”
“We can,” they answered.
23 Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink from my cup, but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father.”
24 When the ten heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers. 25 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
If you want to lead for any other reason than to SERVE OTHERS, you will never be a great leader.
It's impossible to LEAD like Jesus if you won't SERVE like Jesus.
TWO HINDRANCES TO OVERCOME:
3 CHARACTERISTICS OF A SERVANT LEADER:
- A Servant-Leader works to make OTHERS look good.
- A Servant-Leader fins APPROVAL in one place: GOD.
- A Servant-Leader welcomes FEEDBACK because it helps them improve for the benefit of others.
SERVING is not what I do, a SERVANT is who I am.
What's one specific way you can start serving others on a regular basis?