PARADOX - a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth. (dictionary.com)
- Children bring joy and pain to parents.
- Marriage is bliss and hard work.
- Jesus said, “Leaders are servants.”
“True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not to enrich the leader.”
John C. Maxwell
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:35-45
For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.” John 6:38
“If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.“ Matthew 10:39
7 Servant Leadership Principles source “Jesus on Leadership” by C. Gene Wilkes
Principal # 1: Humble Your Heart
“Servant leaders humbles themselves and wait for God to exalt them.” (based on Luke 1:7-11)
Principal #2: First Be A Follower
“Servant leaders follow Jesus rather than seek a position.” (based on Mark 10:32-40)
Principle #3: Find Greatness In Service
“Servant leaders give up personal rights to find greatness in service to others.” (based on Mark 10:45)
Principal #4: Take Risks
“Servant leaders can risk serving others because they trust that God is in control of their lives.” (based on John 13:3)
Principal #5: Take Up The Towel
“Servant leaders take up Jesus’ towel of servanthood to meet the needs of others.” (base on John 13:4-11)
Principle #6: Share Responsibility and Authority
“Servant leaders share their responsibility and authority with others to meet a greater need.” (based on Acts 6:1-6)
Principle #7: Build A Team
“Servant Leaders multiply their leadership by empowering others to lead.” (based on Mark 6:7)
THE S WORD
Submission to God and is the first step to servant leadership.
Then Jesus said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. Luke 9:23
What is one thing you can do to work towards becoming a servant leader at home, school, church or at work?