X0618..........Jesus' Leadership

 

 

Just a thought.

Part of Jesus' leadership was this concept.....

 

" 25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth. (Luke 22: 25-27)

Jesus taught this concept multiple times in the Gospels, and demonstrated this by washing the feet of His follwers, and laying down His life, and many other examples also.

Jesus actively taught the idea that He and His followers were equals.

He actively taught in His church, that no one should exercise authority over others.

He was the leader, but He did not exercise authority over others. (He said this--it is not my idea!)

Jesus stressed it in His operating with others. He actively taught this, and made it a function. Jesus operated in apostleship (not pastoral authority!)--a system which is simply small groups of believers, working together in the Gospel. Praying for the sick, feeding the poor, leading people to the salvation and deliverance which is found only in Jesus.

And doing these things in an equitable manner, specifically NOT exercsing authority one over another.

And the Bible says this ought to be our attitude......

 

"Your attitude should be the kind that was shown us by Jesus Christ, who, though He was God, did not demand and cling to his rights as God, but laid aside his mighty power and glory, taking the disguise of a slave and becoming like men." (Philippians 2: 5-6 The Book)