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Follow the Leader

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Secular - Follow the Leader

  • Children’s game… remember the rules one leader, do as they did
  • Easy to follow somebody cool / respected
  • Superman – towel around the neck

Biblical - NIV 1 Corinthians 3:1 Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly-- mere infants in Christ.

 2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready…(WHY?)

 3 You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere men?

 4 For when one says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," are you not mere men?

 5 What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe-- as the Lord has assigned to each his task.

 6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.

 7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.

 8 The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor.

 9 For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building.

 10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds.

 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Not Paul or Apollos or a pastor or any man or woman!!

Obedient as they speak the truth of Christ…as they are Christ-like!!

NIV 1 Corinthians 11:1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.

Personal – Coaching certificate, good teachers, music profession – the Elvis factor.(emulating their leader!!)

LEARN - WCA Leadership Summit

Bridge – We are Christians we sing about Christ likeness, we pray for changed hearts… for transformation, “I want to be like you Jesus”, break me, humble me – help me to love like you love!

What is to be Christlike to Follow the Leader!

Jesus the Shepherd

  • Lamb / Protector
    • Faith… relationship to God
    • Testimony / witness
    • Marriage
    • caring

Heb 13:20 May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,

 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

John – my sheep

            - Protector – soul, hearts, emotions

Jesus the Teacher

  • Educating
  • Growing
  • Equipping
    • Classroom with no new teaching? – so big a God… so much to learn!

John 18:20 "I have spoken openly to the world," Jesus replied. "I always taught in synagogues or at the temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret.”

How are you educating people… building up edifying

From and elder or a new Christian

Reaching out – Education with eternal ramifications!

Jesus the Healer

Matthew 14:14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

  • ER Messy -  Chicago Hope, E.R.
    • Do something because someone is hurting

    • bring them to the throne of Grace
    • to the cross
    • care for the physical
    • heal

– emotionally – Larry Crabb (be there) not just pastors

- spiritually, soul/spirit – prayer/fellowship

* hospitals need doctors, RN’s, RNA’s…

Jesus the Social Activist

  • Get dirty         - Abortion - Euthanasia

- Poor, sick, hungry

Matt 25:39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

 40 "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

  • An Advocate
  • Champion of the Meek
  • Prophet to the Losers

People are important to Jesus!

It is not about a tidy individual faith!! – are we challenged

Jesus the Commander

  • Army – casualties        - Giving In

- Compromise

- Relative Morality

    • War conditions – rations, victories, loses
              • for eternity
    • Respect for leadership
    • Special camaraderie – with fellow soldiers

 1 Tim 6:12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Mark 8: 34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

 35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it.

 36 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?

 37 Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?

 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels."

Jesus the Shepherd – Protector

Jesus the Teacher – Growing / Educating

Jesus the Healer – to the cross / to the throne

Jesus the Social Activist – champion of the meek

Jesus the Commander – worth fighting for!

Follow the Leader

The Call to be Christlike

Jesus the Shepherd – Protector

Jesus the Teacher – Growing / Educating

Jesus the Healer – to the cross / to the throne

Jesus the Social Activist – champion of the meek

Jesus the Commander – worth fighting for!


Follow the Leader

The Call to be Christlike

Jesus the Shepherd – Protector

Jesus the Teacher – Growing / Educating

Jesus the Healer – to the cross / to the throne

Jesus the Social Activist – champion of the meek

Jesus the Commander – worth fighting for!

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