“THE LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES OF JESUS”
On June 22, 2016, we start the Leadership Principles of Jesus. We will teach from a great book Jesus CEO: Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership by Laurie Beth Jones. She said Jesus had strengths of self-mastery, action and relationships. First is self-mastery. Here are three great reasons she gives on why we should learn the leadership principles of our Savior:
A. One person trained twelve human beings who went on to so influence the world that time itself is now recorded as being before (B.C.) or after (A.D.) his existence.
B. This person worked with a staff that was totally human and not divine … a staff that in spite of illiteracy, questionable backgrounds, fractious feelings, and momentary cowardice went on to accomplish the tasks he trained them to do. They did this for one main reason — to be with him again.
C. His leadership style was intended to be put to use by any of us.
In today’s lesson we will consider a leader’s Mission, Servant-hood and Self Belief.
Please read Luke 4:18-21, Mark 10: 35-45 and John 10:1-16 and answer the following questions:
1. Where do you find Jesus’ mission statement in Luke 4:18-21?
2. Christian leaders should find their mission statement in the Scriptures. Where in the Bible does Jesus’ mission statement in Luke 4:18-21 come from?
3. A good mission statement should be written or said in one or two sentences at the most. Do you have a mission statement? What is it? Does it come from the Bible? Where in the Bible?
4. Jesus showed he knew who his boss was. Should a leaders stay in touch with their boss?
5. In Mark 10:35-45, what is the new definition Jesus gives for greatness and true leadership?
6. As a Christian, who is your boss?
7. Do you stay in constant contact with your boss?
8. In John 10:1-16 what did Jesus call himself to show he believed in himself?
9. How important is it for leaders to believe in themselves and say who they are?
10. In John 10:1-16 Jesus used one or two words to describe himself, what are they? What one or two words would you use to describe yourself as a leader?