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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: For fans of Spurgeon have you checked out my Review: Charles Spurgeon Framed Art Print?

 

Charles H. Spurgeon. Little Sins.  Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, June 4, 2017. 20 pp.

5 out of 5

Free: Chapel Library

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Is there the danger of some sins in your life that are flying under the radar undetected by you since you don’t think the sin is that serious?  This booklet might be for you for your own sanctification and edifying read.  It is by Charles Spurgeon, one of my favorite dead preacher from the past that I like to read and in this particular title his words of exhortation and encouragement is still powerfully felt in my own life.  This was originally a sermon on Genesis 19:20 that Spurgeon preached on April 17th, 1859.  Though it is over 161 years after the sermon was delivered when I read this I find what he has to say is still applicable for Christians today!

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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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Scars are often things we don’t want and we find them unattractive.

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With so much going on in 2020 I thought it be good this afternoon I post a second post with something more devotional with focusing and loving Jesus.

Horatius Bonar. The Unwritten Wonders of the Grace of Christ.  Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, January 7th 2016. 21 pp.

5 out of 5

Free: Chapel Library

Purchase: Amazon (99 cents for Kindle)

Are you in deep admiration of Jesus?  This booklet by Horatius Bonar is meant to warm our hearts to be at awe and worship of Jesus.  This pamphlet looks at John 21:25 which the beginning of the booklet quotes from the King James Version: “And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.”  Bonar wants the readers to know that the works in Scripture we have are just “specimens” of what Christ has done; now Bonar avoid being speculative and saying things that are unbiblical since I know one can go off the deep end talking about things beyond Scripture; but Bonar’s point is that we should not miss the duty to marvel at Christ more knowing that there’s so much more He has done and accomplished during His earthly ministry.  To the end that the author wants one to love Jesus more and admire Him, I think this short work is worth its gold and packs its punch.

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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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In historical context, the Roman Cross was a tool of cruel capital punishment.

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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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We hit a new milestone for our blog Veritas Domain: We have 1.8 million total views!  That’s the total of view since our blog began in 2006 but with most of the hits taking place the last few years.

It was a little over 7 months ago we were at 1.7 million.

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