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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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