A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line – CS Lewis.

My cousin called me one night and asked a theological question. He had heard someone say something about Jesus and wanted me to tell him if it was true or not. I said, Let’s go to the source (God’s Word) and see what that says. I told him never  to take the word of someone (including me) as to what God says without going to the Word to ensure it’s accurate. Any good Christian leader should be pulling from solid Biblical content and not their own opinion.

5 Traits of a good leader is…

  1. Obedient – James 1:22 (example: stick to your calling)
  2. Full of integrity – Proverbs 11:3 (example: works as if unto God)
  3. Faithful – Hebrews 10:23 (example: his yes means yes, his no means no)
  4. A Servant – 1 Corinthians 16;14 (example: gets his hands dirty)
  5. Seeks to Glorify God – Psalm 115:1 (example: is a reflection of God)

5 Traits of a bad leader is…

  1. Self-centered – Romans 16:18 (example: loves to be the focal point)
  2. Prideful – James 4:6 (example: his insecurity causes him to be prideful)
  3. Doesn’t seek Godly wisdom – Proverbs 12:15 (example: double-minded)
  4. Poor communicator – Proverbs 10:19 (example: talks at or down to people)
  5. Loves drama – Proverbs 15:18 (example: loves to argue and debate)

Truth & Grace

  • Whether good or bad, Everyone is a leader (you may have taught your children a great work ethic, and you may have taught them to be racist)
  • Ephesians 4:11-12 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds, and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,

Challenge: I challenge us to consider what kind of leader were are and do we Glorify God

Thank you for joining us today. I pray this is a Blessing to someone who needs to hear it, and With that being said: Since you’re going to be something, be Uncommen!