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We finished this week our Godly Leadership series.  It has been a very edifying and enjoyable series to post them each week.

Here’s the table of contents to our outline series:

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Note: This is the twelfth installment in our series on biblical leadership.

 

A Godly Leader pursue Godly Ambition

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Establish the need: Have you wondered whether ambition is something a Christian and Christian leader can desire?

 

Purpose: Today we shall three points so that as a Christian and a godly leader we pursue Godly ambition

  • The importance of pursuing godly ambition
  • The example of pursuing godly ambition
  • How to cultivate the pursuit of godly ambition

 

Quick Comments about meaning of ambition

  • I know “ambition” can be seen as totally negative among many Christians.  So we have to consider what the definition of ambition is.
  • The dictionary’s definition for ambition: a strong wish to achieve something.”[1]
  • If we see this definition and think about how there are godly things that one can achieve then ambition in of itself is not sinful though one can have sinful ambition.

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Note: This is the tenth installment in our series on biblical leadership.

 

A Godly Leader deal with difficult people biblically

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Establish the need: How do you deal with difficult people?

 

Purpose: Today we shall three points so that as a Christian and a godly leader we deal with difficult people biblically

  • The importance of dealing with difficult people biblically
  • The examples of dealing with difficult people biblically
  • How to cultivate dealing with difficult people biblically

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Note: This is the tenth installment in our series on biblical leadership.

A Godly Leader raises leaders

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Establish the need: Have you thought about raising up leaders?

Purpose: Today we shall three points so that as a Christian leader we would raise up other leaders

  • The importance of raising up leaders
  • The examples of raising up leaders
  • How to cultivate raising up leaders

What I mean by “raising leaders”

  • Originally I was trying to make this lesson on delegating responsibility but I thought there is a deeper principle in how we delegate responsibility as a leader: We want to delegate in such a way that the person we are delegating responsibility we are hoping that they become leader.
  • Raising leaders mean not just raising the next person to be in charge of everything or someone replacing your position but also for them to be a leader in doing what they are good at.
    • For example: A pastor raising someone to be a deacon or a church treasurer, etc.
  • Also raising someone as a leader doesn’t mean always they are doing new things but also that the person is a leader in what they do in the sense of what we saw the definition of leader is: influencing others in a good way.
    • For example: Someone at church is good at evangelism.  Now the pastor raises him to be able to teach others to evangelize also as well, so the evangelist is leading and influencing others to do the work of God.

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Note: This is the ninth installment in our series on biblical leadership.

A Godly Leader is Self-Discipline

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Establish the need: Do you struggle with self-discipline?

 

Purpose: Today we shall three points so that we would be self-disciplined both as a Christian and also as a godly leader.

  1. The importance of self-discipline
  2. The example of self-discipline
  3. How to cultivate self-discipline

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Note: This is the eighth installment in our series on biblical leadership.

 

A Godly Leader is Fair

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Establish the need: Are you someone fair?

 

Purpose: Today we shall three points so that we would be fair both as a Christian and also as a godly leader.

  • The importance of being fair
  • The example of being fair
  • How to cultivate fairness

 

Quick Comments about meaning of fairness:

  • The dictionary’s definition for fairness: “the quality of treating people equally or in a way that is right or reasonable.”[1]
  • The dictionary’s definition of fair: “treating someone in a way that is right or reasonable, or treating a group of people equally and not allowing personal opinions to influence your judgment.”[2]

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Note: This is the seventh installment in our series on biblical leadership.

 

A Godly Leader Deal with Frustration Biblically

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Establish the need: How do you handle frustration?

 

Purpose: Today we shall three points so that we would deal with frustrations biblically both a Christian and foundation to be a godly leader.

  • The importance of dealing frustrations biblically
  • The examples of dealing with frustrations biblically
  • How to cultivate dealing with frustrations biblically

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Note: This is the sixth installment in our series on biblical leadership.

 

A Godly Leader motivate others

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Establish the need: Do you motivate others to do what needs to be done?

Purpose: Today we shall three points so that we would be intentionally decisive as a Christian and foundation to be a godly leader.

  • The importance of motivating others
  • The examples of motivating others
  • How to cultivate the skill in motivating others

Quick Comments about meaning of motivation:

  • The dictionary’s first definition: “enthusiasm for doing something:”[1]
  • The dictionary’s other definition: “the need or reason for doing something.”[2]
  • From the dictionary of motivation my definition of “motivate others” is the ability to encourage others to do what needs to be done, with the emphasis of the word “encourage” as opposed to force, threats, etc.

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Note: This is the fifth installment in our series on biblical leadership.

 

A Godly Leader Is Decisive

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Establish the need: Are you a person that is known by others for being decisive?

 

Purpose: Today we shall three points so that we would be intentionally decisive as a Christian and foundation to be a godly leader.

  • The importance of being decisive
  • The example of beings decisive
  • How to cultivate decisiveness

 

Quick Comments about meaning of decisive:

  • The dictionary’s first definition: “able to make decisions quickly and confidently, or showing this quality.”[1]
  • The dictionary’s other definition: “making choices quickly and surely, without having any doubts.”[2]
  • From the dictionary my definition of decisive is the ability to execute actions when the time of action is required and the action is pursued with determination despite any possible obstacles such as fears, doubts, concerns and other difficulties.

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Note: This is the fourth installment in our series on biblical leadership.

 

A Godly Leader Plans Wisely

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Establish the need: Are you a person that plan wisely?

Purpose: Today we shall three points so that we would desire to plan things well as a Christian and foundation to be a godly leader.

  • The importance of planning wisely
  • The example of planning
  • How to cultivate good planning

 

Quick Comments about meaning of planning:

  • The dictionary’s first definition: “the process of planning activities or events in an organized way so that they are successful or happen on time.”[1]
  • I think it is funny the dictionary’s definition of planning mentioned planning so my modified definition from the dictionary is as follows: ““the process of arranging activities or events in an organized way before it takes place so that they are successful or happen on time.”

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Note: This is the third installment in our series on biblical leadership.

 

A Godly Leader Takes Initiative

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Establish the need: Are you a person that takes initiative?

 

Purpose: Today we shall three points so that we would desire to take initiative as a Christian and foundation to be a godly leader.

  • The importance of taking initiative
  • The example of taking initiative
  • How to cultivate taking initiative

 

Quick Comments about meaning of taking initiative:

  • The dictionary’s first definition: “the ability to use your judgment to make decisions and do things without needing to be told what to do.”[1]
  • The dictionary’s second definition: “the ability to judge what needs to be done and take action, esp. without suggestion from other people.”[2]

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Note: This is the second installment in our series on biblical leadership.  Check out our first outline “Why Godly Leadership matters.”

A Godly Leader is Trustworthy

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Establish the need: Do you see the importance of being trustworthy in your own life?

 

Purpose: Today we shall three points so that we would desire to be trustworthy as a foundation to be a godly Christian and godly leader.

  • The importance of being trustworthy
  • The example of trustworthy leaders
  • How to cultivate trustworthiness

Quick Comments about meaning of being trustworthy:

  • Being trustworthy involves having integrity and honesty.
  • Trustworthy is people knowing and trusting you for your character of being honest

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Why Godly Leadership matters

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Establish the need: Is this important?

 

Purpose: Today we shall see five areas that need good leadership so we can take a biblical study of leadership seriously.

  • Marriage need leadership
  • Children need leadership
  • Church need leadership
  • Work need leadership
  • Country need leadership

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Doctor David murray puritan

I was listening to David Murray’s ten part series on Christian Leadership sometime in Late December and I found them to be helpful for those who are pastors as well as those in other capacity of spiritual leadership.  They are biblical and practical and I thought I share these MP3s!  They are courtesty of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary who have made them available on Sermon Audio.

Introduction to Leadership (1)

Introduction to Leadership (2)

Leadership: The Humble Servant (1)

Leadership: The Humble Servant (2)

Leadership: The Patient Shepherd

Leadership: The Courageous Captain

Leadership: The Honest Steward

Leadership: The Wise Communicator

Leadership: The Careful Timekeeper

Leadership: The Efficient Administrator

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