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The Making of a True Leader

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The Making of a True Leader

1 Kings 17-19

3016 It’s Still Men That Count

The Cunard White Star Lines ran a series of full-page advertisements some time ago on various phases of their transportation business. Among them was a very striking one bearing the title, “It’s Still Men That Count.” It pointed out that although the modern ocean liner is in constant touch with every shore, her bearings confirmed by radio, her course held true by a gyro-pilot, nevertheless the men on the bridge know that the destiny of the ship and its passengers is in their hands.

—Roy L. Laurin

“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.”

                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                ---Calvin Coolidge

I.                   A leader is only a leader who can…

A.                Hear the Word of God.

B.                 Obey the Word of God.

C.                 Proclaim the Word of God.

II.                A leader understands his role to persevere under extreme circumstances. (1 Kings 18:)

That is he has focus.

“What people say, what people do, and what people say they do are entirely different things.”

 

                                                                                                      -Margaret Mead, Anthropologist

III.             A leader needs to be teachable. (1 Kings 19:)

“It’s what you know after you know it all that counts.”

 

                                                                              -John Wooden, Hall of Fame Basketball Coach

 

IV.             A leader will assess his situation and move ahead without reservation. (1 Kings 19:19-)

“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities…because it is the quality which guarantees all others.”

                                                                              -Winston Churchill, British Prime minister

 

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