Jesus On Leadership 2.0 S2 E10 Notes
Season 2 - Going Public
Episode 10 - "Jesus On Leadership 2.0”
Pastor Josh McPherson, July 7, 2019
Text: Luke 6:12-16
“WE EXIST TO HELP MORE PEOPLE MEET, LOVE, AND FOLLOW JESUS”
“WE EXIST TO HELP MORE PEOPLE MEET, LOVE, AND FOLLOW JESUS.”
Jesus is the greatest leader who ever lived.
He’s the source of all wisdom
We live in God’s World.
If it was a good idea, it’s God’s idea.
“Every song sung, poem written, company built, science breakthrough, picture painted, athletic feat accomplished is an ode to our Creator, whether or not He’s given glory for it. It all points to the glory of our Maker.”
The Vertically Integrated Kingdom
Winning at every turn, every level, every time
When you obey one command, it triggers growth and health on numerous levels for everyone. Examples…
“Be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (Eph. 4:2) To obey this you need to be living in community, you need to have experienced something that requires patience, you need to check your flesh, to pray, to depend on the Spirit, to remember how patient God has been with you, someone else will experience patience, others will watch, learn, etc… it will ripple in many ways…
Serving, Giving, Suffering/hardship
Invest in people over products.
All of life is relational
Jesus models healthy leadership, great leadership, that makes people his/her primary investment.
Question: Who am I leading and how am I intentionally investing in them?
Invite people into a preferred future.
People who report having the highest job satisfaction are those who understand how their company is changing the world and how their part fits into that.
Jesus called Peter, a fisher of fish, and said, “I will make you a fisher of men.” Preferred future.
Question: Who are you leading and what future have you invited them into?
Delegate responsibility with authority, not tasks with to-do lists.
“Give people the WHAT and let them blow you away with the HOW.” - Phil Knight
Parents: If you do something for your kids that they could do for themselves, you’re hurting them.
Question: Who are you leading and how are you stunting their growth by micro-managing their life?
Take advantage of teachable moments.
“I never lose. I win or I learn.” - John Wooden
Ex. sports… It’s not just about playing sports… it’s about: learning to respect authority, learning to be respectful in victory or defeat, test & push yourself to excel, set a good example for others, be a good teammate, learn how to encourage others, ultimately - make disciples…
Question: Who am I leading and what opportunities am I taking advantage of (or missing out on) to make them better?
Are both the messenger AND the message.
Leadership is more about who you are than what you do/say.
This speaks to passion and integrity
Question: Who are you leading and do they believe you?
Constantly drip vision and create culture.
Vision leaks. Culture rots. (& Culture eats Vision).
Question: Who am I leading & when is the last time I told them the why & the what?
Resist the urge to rescue their team from all failure and hardships.
Jesus didn’t protect his disciples from pain (sending them out like lambs among wolves), because he knew pain comes before promotion.
In the vertically integrated kingdom of God, even the hardest thing you’re going through God will use for His glory, if only you give him time. “This too, the Lord holds in His hands.”Questions:
Getting to Know Me
What did you do to celebrate the 4th of July?
Who are leaders in your life that you look up to? What attributes do they display that makes you want to follow them?
If you had to narrow it down, what is the single greatest characteristic of a leader? Why?
Into the Bible
Read Philippians 2:1-11.
Why do you think Jesus taught and practiced servant leadership?
Based on these verses, why is humility such an essential part of quality leadership?
What impact can this type of posture (humility) and leadership (servant) have on the health of the body of Christ and on those outside of it?
How does Jesus’ example in these verses encourage you to take on the role of a servant in your leadership?
What was your main takeaway from Pastor Josh’s sermon? How were you impacted/encouraged? Did you have an “ah-ha” moment or realize something new for the first time?
Leadership is influence – meaning, we are all leaders. Who are you leading and how are you intentionally investing in them?
Look through the Questions from the main points and share how these apply currently to your life…whether in your family, work, business, teams, etc:
Who are you leading and what future have you invited them into?
Who are you leading and how are you stunting their growth by micro-managing their life?
Who are you leading and what opportunities are you taking advantage of (or missing) to make them better?
Who are you leading and do they believe you?
Who are you leading and when was the last time you told them the why and the what?
What is one action step to take, and/or one prayer to pray, in response to this sermon?