Serve to Lead
Are you a leader? Some of you will say yes, but many of you do not think of yourselves as leaders. When I use the word, leader, you’re probably thinking of organizational leadership, but I’m talking about the essence of leadership. According to John C. Maxwell, “Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” Do you know the way, are you going the way, and are you showing others the way? Leadership is more than a position, it’s about influence. But it’s also more about serving than being served. Because leadership is stewardship. It’s a call to serve!
In the book of Luke, Jesus taught his disciples that the true path to greatness in the kingdom of heaven was to follow His example of servant leadership. Jesus calls each of us to be servant leaders as He was. How can we be servant leaders like Jesus? The text gives three steps to becoming servant leaders like Jesus.