Open Heaven 20 October 2019 Sunday – GODLY LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES
Open Heaven 20 October 2019 Memorise: If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. John 13:14
Read: Luke 22:24-27 Open Heaven 20 October 2019
24 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
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.
Open Heaven 20 October 2019
Bible in one year: 2nd Chronicles 19:20, Revelation 14:14-15:8
Hymnal: Sing hymn 10
Message: – Open Heaven 20 October 2019 Sunday Daily
Leadership is very vital to God’s created order, so much so
that even animals have a way of choosing leaders among themselves. When you
watch wildlife documentaries, you will appreciate how important leadership is
in fulfilling God’s plan and purpose in the affairs of living creatures. Today,
we shall be considering leadership from God’s perspective. I believe this will
help us to set our priorities in order as we go about our leadership
obligations where God has placed us, whether in the family, school, church, community
In today’s Bible reading, our Lord Jesus Christ taught godly leadership principles in response to an argument among His disciples on who should be their leader. Jesus did not only teach these principles theoretically, He also taught them practically with His leadership lifestyle. He specifically said in Luke 22:27:
“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.
In this verse, the Lord established the principle of
leadership by example. It is however amazing that many do not lead by example.
Even in the Church today, some leaders demand hero-worship from the flock of Jesus
Christ. Many guest ministers dictate the type of hotel accommodation their
hosts should provide for them as part of the preconditions for accepting
invitations to minister God’s word. Some even have a ‘price list’ stating the
honorarium they must receive and the class of flight they must be flown in.
Open Heaven 20 October 2019 Sunday
Instead of the richer ministers to support the upcoming ones with the wealth of experience they have, they scare them away from partaking of their anointing through the enormous cost of inviting them for ministrations. Some senior pastors are becoming burdensome to junior ones because just one statutory visit from them places unbearable financial obligations on their growing parishes. If the spread of the gospel will not be inhibited, we must go back to the leadership principles of our Lord in John 13:13-15, which says:
“Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.”
Beloved, only the principle of leadership through service
can stand the test of time, even in the political arena. Selfish and self-centered
leadership does not endure beyond the ordained tenure of a leader. Let us
follow the leadership principles of Jesus Christ, built on love and firmness
and devoid of hypocrisy.
Prayer Point – Open Heaven 20 October 2019
Father, impart in me the leadership traits of Jesus Christ my Lord.
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