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Servant Leadership

In Mark 10:42-45, Jesus gave us a mandate to be servant leaders. But what does servant leadership look like, who created it, and how can we implement that in our daily lives with our family, our church, and our career? In this episode we discuss servant leadership, its beginnings, the 7 points of Christian Servant […]

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Servant Leadership

In Mark 10:42-45, Jesus gave us a mandate to be servant leaders. But what does servant leadership look like, who created it, and how can we implement that in our daily lives with our family, our church, and our career? In this episode we discuss servant leadership, its beginnings, the 7 points of Christian Servant […]

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1 00:00:18,418 --> 00:00:20,587 This is Lead 12:12, 2 00:00:20,954 --> 00:00:26,259 a podcast on Christ centered leadership based on Romans 12:12, rejoice in hope. 3 00:00:26,459 --> 00:00:29,562 Be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 4 00:00:30,063 --> 00:00:31,297 Thanks for listening. 5 00:00:31,297 --> 00:00:33,933 Now here's Chris and Dave. 6 00:00:33,967 --> 00:00:35,235 Hello, everybody. 7 00:00:35,235 --> 00:00:36,469 We're back. 8 00:00:36,469 --> 00:00:37,470 So glad that you're listening. 9 00:00:37,470 --> 00:00:40,907 I hope you need a great new year and merry Christmas. 10 00:00:40,940 --> 00:00:41,741 We're getting started. 11 00:00:41,741 --> 00:00:43,276 Chris, how's things going for you? Fantastic. 12 00:00:43,276 --> 00:00:47,313 You know, today's my first day back at work after two weeks off, 13 00:00:47,313 --> 00:00:49,382 so maybe that part's not quite so fantastic, 14 00:00:49,382 --> 00:00:51,284 but I'm gearing up for school, starting back again. 15 00:00:51,284 --> 00:00:52,786 I'm looking forward to that. Gotcha. 16 00:00:52,786 --> 00:00:55,255 I'm a preacher, so I only work on Sundays, so. 17 00:00:55,455 --> 00:00:56,556 Right? 18 00:00:57,257 --> 00:00:59,059 Some people do believe that, Chris. 19 00:00:59,059 --> 00:01:01,027 It's funny that some people do believe that. 20 00:01:01,027 --> 00:01:02,862 But that's OK. Absolutely crazy. 21 00:01:02,862 --> 00:01:03,963 I'm all right with it. 22 00:01:03,963 --> 00:01:05,932 I am who I am and Popeye. 23 00:01:05,932 --> 00:01:07,700 So I had a good week. 24 00:01:07,700 --> 00:01:09,269 Christmas was crazy around my house. 25 00:01:09,269 --> 00:01:11,171 Crazy. Yeah, crazy here, too. 26 00:01:11,171 --> 00:01:12,772 And your dogs are doing great. 27 00:01:12,772 --> 00:01:13,606 They're doing great. 28 00:01:13,606 --> 00:01:15,842 He's got two of the coolest dogs you ever want to see. 29 00:01:15,842 --> 00:01:16,976 I love my dogs. 30 00:01:16,976 --> 00:01:20,814 Today we're talking about being a servant leader, 31 00:01:20,814 --> 00:01:22,849 and me and Chris have been excited about this. 32 00:01:22,849 --> 00:01:24,284 We started the podcast. 33 00:01:24,284 --> 00:01:26,319 Is that right? That's absolutely right. 34 00:01:26,653 --> 00:01:29,823 So tell me a little bit what it looks like to be a servant leader. 35 00:01:29,823 --> 00:01:32,292 Just just quick before we jump in everything. 36 00:01:32,325 --> 00:01:35,795 A servant leader is someone who serves the team. 37 00:01:35,795 --> 00:01:38,098 They lead the team by serving the team. 38 00:01:38,331 --> 00:01:42,702 A lot of leaders lead first, and if they ever serve, it's an afterthought. 39 00:01:42,702 --> 00:01:45,371 But the servant leader serves first. Right. 40 00:01:45,438 --> 00:01:46,473 That's some don't. 41 00:01:46,473 --> 00:01:47,807 We know someone else that did that. 42 00:01:47,807 --> 00:01:49,509 That sounds really familiar. 43 00:01:51,578 --> 00:01:53,813 And that's my Jesus. 44 00:01:53,813 --> 00:01:54,914 There we go. 45 00:01:54,914 --> 00:01:57,784 That's my Jesus amen and amen. 46 00:01:57,784 --> 00:01:59,552 So we're going to jump into that. 47 00:01:59,552 --> 00:02:01,721 We're going to look at some scripture. I'm excited. 48 00:02:01,754 --> 00:02:05,191 What we try to do on this is just kind of give you an overview 49 00:02:05,191 --> 00:02:07,460 of some of the leadership stuff that's out there 50 00:02:07,694 --> 00:02:11,431 and try to apply biblical principles and Christ centered leadership with it. 51 00:02:11,431 --> 00:02:14,200 Absolutely. Thanks for joining us. We'll get started. 52 00:02:14,334 --> 00:02:15,869 You know, I wanted to say something 53 00:02:15,869 --> 00:02:19,806 for those of you that don't know, Dave is not just a pastor of my church. 54 00:02:19,806 --> 00:02:22,542 He also founded the church, and this Sunday, 55 00:02:22,542 --> 00:02:26,012 he gave a sermon that was phenomenal, and I wanted to share part of that. 56 00:02:26,446 --> 00:02:29,849 He was talking about being frustrated, and he mentioned different ways. 57 00:02:29,949 --> 00:02:33,119 We can all be frustrated and who hasn't been frustrated. 58 00:02:33,119 --> 00:02:34,154 I know I have. 59 00:02:34,154 --> 00:02:37,991 And he said, at the end of the day, I'm still going to love Jesus. 60 00:02:38,391 --> 00:02:40,226 And I thought that was so beautiful. 61 00:02:40,226 --> 00:02:42,929 Well, nothing else makes sense to me, Chris. 62 00:02:42,929 --> 00:02:46,866 And I think at the end of the day, that's that's the only thing that works for me 63 00:02:46,866 --> 00:02:48,001 and it's taken me. 64 00:02:48,001 --> 00:02:50,436 It still takes me sometimes to figure that out. 65 00:02:50,436 --> 00:02:52,972 I think we're all on a work in progress. Absolutely. 66 00:02:53,206 --> 00:02:57,410 Every day I hopefully get closer, and if I don't, I try the next day 67 00:02:57,410 --> 00:03:00,480 to work better at it. So. Amen. Thank you. 68 00:03:00,780 --> 00:03:01,681 Thank you very much. 69 00:03:02,682 --> 00:03:05,652 So let's start with what is a servant leader? 70 00:03:05,685 --> 00:03:06,286 Sounds great. 71 00:03:06,286 --> 00:03:09,022 And this is the official definition of servant leader. 72 00:03:09,022 --> 00:03:12,692 Prioritizes the development and well-being of individuals 73 00:03:12,926 --> 00:03:14,961 and the communities to which they belong. 74 00:03:15,261 --> 00:03:19,465 While traditional leadership involves accumulation and exercise of power 75 00:03:19,465 --> 00:03:23,169 by those at the very top level, servant leadership is unique. 76 00:03:23,536 --> 00:03:27,307 The servant leader shares power, prioritizes the needs of others 77 00:03:27,473 --> 00:03:30,877 and assists people in developing and performing at their very best. 78 00:03:31,744 --> 00:03:36,115 Yeah, so there's a lot of keywords you can pick up on what he just said. Yes. 79 00:03:36,282 --> 00:03:40,053 And all of it is just basically it's helping you to do better. 80 00:03:40,053 --> 00:03:43,957 And when you are a servant, it helps you realize what other people 81 00:03:43,957 --> 00:03:44,657 are going through. 82 00:03:44,657 --> 00:03:47,093 It helps you to recognize their needs. 83 00:03:47,393 --> 00:03:48,861 Is that is that a good thing for you? 84 00:03:48,861 --> 00:03:51,297 Is in one of the things that comes to my mind 85 00:03:51,297 --> 00:03:53,967 right away is you have to have the heart for servant leadership. 86 00:03:54,000 --> 00:03:55,501 This isn't something you can fake. 87 00:03:55,501 --> 00:03:57,270 There's just no way, right? 88 00:03:57,270 --> 00:03:59,739 If I serve you, though, I also got to know you a little bit. 89 00:03:59,772 --> 00:04:00,406 Yes, you do. 90 00:04:00,406 --> 00:04:04,911 And this time that we live in right now, we don't want to know each other. 91 00:04:04,911 --> 00:04:08,581 We want to go in our house, close our door, watch our Netflix and be done. 92 00:04:08,948 --> 00:04:10,950 And that's not biblical. 93 00:04:10,950 --> 00:04:13,553 No, that's not not relational. 94 00:04:13,686 --> 00:04:15,421 And at the end of the day, 95 00:04:15,421 --> 00:04:19,392 you will not be a very good leader if you're sitting in your house. 96 00:04:19,392 --> 00:04:22,662 So when you got to get out there, either you won't feel fulfilled doing that. 97 00:04:22,829 --> 00:04:24,664 And for some people, it comes easy. 98 00:04:24,664 --> 00:04:27,734 For some people, it doesn't relational stuff a little bit easier for me. 99 00:04:27,734 --> 00:04:30,069 I get that, yes, but you still got to work at it. 100 00:04:30,069 --> 00:04:32,605 It's got to be a work in progress because people matter to God. 101 00:04:32,639 --> 00:04:35,108 Absolutely. 100%. That's beautiful. 102 00:04:36,542 --> 00:04:37,710 There it is. 103 00:04:37,710 --> 00:04:42,248 He is fast, he's fast on those amens today, amen I'm ready for that. 104 00:04:42,849 --> 00:04:48,021 So the phrase servant leadership was coined by a man named Robert K Greenleaf 105 00:04:48,021 --> 00:04:53,593 in the Servant as Leader, an essay he first published way back in 1970. 106 00:04:54,127 --> 00:04:58,398 In this essay, Greenleaf said the servant leader is servant first. 107 00:04:58,598 --> 00:05:01,934 It begins with natural feeling that one wants to serve first. 108 00:05:02,268 --> 00:05:05,138 Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. 109 00:05:05,605 --> 00:05:08,708 That person is sharply different from one who is a leader first. 110 00:05:09,175 --> 00:05:12,879 The difference manifests itself in the caretaking by the servant, first 111 00:05:12,879 --> 00:05:16,482 to make sure others people's highest priority needs are being served. 112 00:05:16,983 --> 00:05:19,218 That's beautiful. It's a lot. 113 00:05:19,218 --> 00:05:21,587 That's good. That's really good. 114 00:05:21,621 --> 00:05:24,123 Some of the things that you said there that just nailed me 115 00:05:24,123 --> 00:05:28,027 was just really understanding what it looks like to again, 116 00:05:28,061 --> 00:05:31,764 be reminded of what other people are going through and what they're doing. 117 00:05:31,764 --> 00:05:33,966 And that's the only way I, sir. 118 00:05:34,200 --> 00:05:37,503 Well, Chris is one of the best servant leaders I've ever met, ever. 119 00:05:37,704 --> 00:05:39,105 And the reason he's so good at 120 00:05:39,105 --> 00:05:41,441 it is because he's always asking me, So what's going on with you? 121 00:05:41,474 --> 00:05:43,543 What's what's happening in your life? 122 00:05:43,543 --> 00:05:45,111 And I'm trying to do the same thing to him, 123 00:05:45,111 --> 00:05:47,647 and we spend half our time doing what you tell me. You know, you tell me. 124 00:05:48,014 --> 00:05:49,582 But it's because we want to, 125 00:05:51,584 --> 00:05:54,754 but we want to know what's going on in each other's life. 126 00:05:54,754 --> 00:05:58,624 And not that we've got it down, but you know, we're both a little bit older. 127 00:05:59,025 --> 00:06:00,593 Yes, a little bit older. 128 00:06:00,593 --> 00:06:01,627 Just a little bit. Yeah. 129 00:06:01,627 --> 00:06:05,465 And the older I get, the more I understand that it's not about me. 130 00:06:05,498 --> 00:06:07,166 So anyway, and I say every year 131 00:06:07,166 --> 00:06:09,302 I get a little bit closer to the man I want to be. 132 00:06:09,335 --> 00:06:10,770 Amen. Amen. 133 00:06:10,770 --> 00:06:13,272 So let me throw some controversy in here with servant leadership. 134 00:06:13,272 --> 00:06:15,241 Dun dun dun dun. 135 00:06:15,808 --> 00:06:18,177 We know that the term servant leadership 136 00:06:18,177 --> 00:06:21,381 was coined by Robert K Greenleaf in 1970. 137 00:06:21,848 --> 00:06:23,683 But when did it first come out? 138 00:06:23,683 --> 00:06:26,352 When was it first introduced? 139 00:06:26,352 --> 00:06:28,321 I don't know, but I think you're going to tell it. 140 00:06:28,321 --> 00:06:32,692 In 2008, a couple of researchers, James Cicero's 141 00:06:32,692 --> 00:06:36,863 and Joseph C Santora, asserted that it was Jesus Christ 142 00:06:37,063 --> 00:06:41,367 and not Greenleaf who introduced the concept of servant leadership. 143 00:06:41,901 --> 00:06:42,468 Amen. 144 00:06:42,468 --> 00:06:46,572 They contended that this principle of leadership was so central to Christianity 145 00:06:46,839 --> 00:06:50,943 that it was captured by all four gospel writers Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. 146 00:06:51,277 --> 00:06:56,115 And the researchers argued that servant leadership view themselves as stewards, 147 00:06:56,349 --> 00:07:00,853 entrusting with developing and empowering followers to reach their full potential. 148 00:07:01,220 --> 00:07:02,355 That's good stuff. 149 00:07:02,355 --> 00:07:06,492 So now we've got researchers saying Robert Green may may have made the term, 150 00:07:07,026 --> 00:07:09,462 but Jesus Christ invented servant leadership. 151 00:07:09,762 --> 00:07:12,732 He was the greatest servant leader than we've ever known. 152 00:07:13,199 --> 00:07:15,435 And here we go. Praise the Lord. 153 00:07:15,535 --> 00:07:17,270 You and I have some church up in here. 154 00:07:17,270 --> 00:07:19,705 Here we go. Hey, 155 00:07:21,140 --> 00:07:22,108 come on now. 156 00:07:22,108 --> 00:07:25,278 So let's talk about the ten characteristics of a servant leader. 157 00:07:25,645 --> 00:07:29,081 These are the things primarily associated with servant leadership, and servant 158 00:07:29,081 --> 00:07:31,117 leaders have these characteristics. 159 00:07:31,117 --> 00:07:32,452 They're not in any order. 160 00:07:32,452 --> 00:07:34,353 But the first is listening. 161 00:07:34,353 --> 00:07:36,722 They can acknowledge the viewpoint of followers 162 00:07:36,989 --> 00:07:40,159 and validate their perspectives, even if they disagree with them. 163 00:07:40,460 --> 00:07:43,463 They can acknowledge that, you know, I can see where you get that. 164 00:07:43,663 --> 00:07:45,531 I understand how you got there. 165 00:07:45,531 --> 00:07:45,932 Yeah. 166 00:07:45,932 --> 00:07:50,069 And I think even in like relationships, I think I'll just say, like with me 167 00:07:50,069 --> 00:07:53,506 and my wife, the most important thing I do is hear what she's saying. Yes. 168 00:07:53,739 --> 00:07:55,208 Oh, absolutely, yes. 169 00:07:55,208 --> 00:07:58,611 I think in anything that we do, we need to hear what he said, 170 00:07:58,811 --> 00:08:00,346 because sometimes we don't listen, 171 00:08:00,346 --> 00:08:03,783 sometimes we don't pay attention and we act like we do, but we don't. 172 00:08:04,116 --> 00:08:05,218 And I think it's important 173 00:08:05,218 --> 00:08:08,087 from from anyone's perspective that you hear what they say. 174 00:08:08,354 --> 00:08:12,492 And I've always said that, you know, when people see that in you, 175 00:08:12,792 --> 00:08:14,427 they realize you care about them. 176 00:08:14,427 --> 00:08:16,028 So that's so true. 177 00:08:16,028 --> 00:08:20,299 And the sad part is a lot of times when people are supposed to be listening, 178 00:08:20,299 --> 00:08:22,535 they're just thinking about what they're going to say next. 179 00:08:22,668 --> 00:08:24,637 And I've been guilty of that, Chris. I wish. 180 00:08:24,637 --> 00:08:25,738 I wish I hadn't. 181 00:08:25,738 --> 00:08:28,241 And it's something I want to work on and be better at. 182 00:08:28,241 --> 00:08:31,844 I want to actually be active in the conversation that I'm having with somebody 183 00:08:32,111 --> 00:08:33,946 so I can understand where they're coming from. 184 00:08:33,946 --> 00:08:35,982 I agree completely. 185 00:08:35,982 --> 00:08:39,852 So the second characteristic of a servant leader is empathy. 186 00:08:40,253 --> 00:08:42,855 Other words, standing in the shoes of another person 187 00:08:42,855 --> 00:08:46,092 and attempting to see the world from that person's point of view. 188 00:08:46,325 --> 00:08:49,395 Yeah, I've always thought it's all about perspective. 189 00:08:49,495 --> 00:08:49,962 It is. 190 00:08:49,962 --> 00:08:54,033 And yes, you know, the problem with us is we're selfish people. 191 00:08:54,033 --> 00:08:56,202 And so we only see, from our own perspective, 192 00:08:58,437 --> 00:08:59,906 you getting an award for that. 193 00:08:59,906 --> 00:09:03,042 I want to thank everyone for this wonderful event. 194 00:09:05,077 --> 00:09:07,847 I really do think that we have to work on it 195 00:09:07,847 --> 00:09:11,751 in everything that we do to try harder and harder to listen to. 196 00:09:11,751 --> 00:09:15,421 Yes, to understand and to to communicate back. 197 00:09:15,421 --> 00:09:17,857 Sometimes I've learned when I hear somebody say something, 198 00:09:17,857 --> 00:09:20,259 if I can communicate back what I think I'm hearing 199 00:09:20,259 --> 00:09:22,028 and they say, Yeah, that's what I'm saying. 200 00:09:22,028 --> 00:09:25,898 Sometimes that's a really good way of growing together because they're hearing. 201 00:09:25,932 --> 00:09:27,700 They realize you heard what they said. 202 00:09:27,700 --> 00:09:29,769 Dave, that's an excellent way of doing that, too. 203 00:09:30,269 --> 00:09:31,737 It works if you can do it. 204 00:09:31,737 --> 00:09:34,941 And I think the only way you can do it is if you're got your own agenda 205 00:09:34,941 --> 00:09:37,376 and you turn to your own. That's true. You're exactly right. 206 00:09:37,510 --> 00:09:42,548 So the third characteristic is healing, helping the followers become whole. 207 00:09:42,582 --> 00:09:46,052 Most of us, if not all of us, need some healing and a servant leader. 208 00:09:46,085 --> 00:09:48,254 That's one of their goals is to heal you, right? 209 00:09:48,287 --> 00:09:51,924 And yesterday, in a sermon, we talked about that a little bit. 210 00:09:51,924 --> 00:09:54,427 He is our healer. Jehovah, Rafa. 211 00:09:54,460 --> 00:09:56,929 Yeah, the Lord. Our God is a is a healer. 212 00:09:56,929 --> 00:09:57,863 He has. 213 00:09:57,863 --> 00:10:00,099 He has come to this life that we may have it. 214 00:10:00,099 --> 00:10:02,335 And according to John, tent in abundant life. 215 00:10:02,702 --> 00:10:04,971 And that's that's people who are healed. 216 00:10:05,705 --> 00:10:09,642 I mean, we live in a time like no other mental health, physical sickness. 217 00:10:10,009 --> 00:10:13,579 Things are just hitting us left and right for us every day. 218 00:10:13,579 --> 00:10:17,583 And and the thing that we have to hold on to is the one who. 219 00:10:17,650 --> 00:10:19,485 Holds on to us, and that's Jesus. 220 00:10:19,485 --> 00:10:21,554 Yes, and we're not holding on to him. 221 00:10:21,554 --> 00:10:22,555 And there we go. 222 00:10:22,555 --> 00:10:24,457 We're we're behind the eight ball. 223 00:10:24,457 --> 00:10:26,659 You're exactly right. So there you go. 224 00:10:26,659 --> 00:10:31,397 The next characteristic is awareness, but that's awareness of oneself. 225 00:10:31,564 --> 00:10:35,801 The servant leader understands themselves and the impact they have on each other. 226 00:10:35,801 --> 00:10:38,504 Yeah. And again, it's the same concepts. 227 00:10:38,537 --> 00:10:41,040 It's just people will work with you when they see 228 00:10:41,040 --> 00:10:43,409 that you're willing to work with them and that you care about them . 229 00:10:43,409 --> 00:10:45,411 And that's it. The servant leader really cares. 230 00:10:45,444 --> 00:10:46,746 Yeah. Amen. 231 00:10:46,746 --> 00:10:49,582 So the next characteristic is persuasion. 232 00:10:49,882 --> 00:10:53,352 But this is gentle, nonjudgmental persuasion. 233 00:10:53,753 --> 00:10:57,089 This is you can persuade them to maybe try a little harder, 234 00:10:57,390 --> 00:10:59,692 do things a little better, get a little bit more out of them. 235 00:10:59,692 --> 00:11:01,494 Become a better version of themselves. 236 00:11:01,494 --> 00:11:05,164 Anything we do as leaders, it needs the model 237 00:11:05,164 --> 00:11:08,601 godly principles, absolute modeling, godly principles. 238 00:11:08,601 --> 00:11:12,238 It's OK to persuade people with godly principles. 239 00:11:12,238 --> 00:11:14,640 Can I get a name in it? Absolutely. 240 00:11:15,141 --> 00:11:19,178 Because because that's the word of God, and it doesn't come back void. No. 241 00:11:19,211 --> 00:11:23,716 So we have to be able to to put that into people 242 00:11:23,716 --> 00:11:27,653 so they can hear that and so they can experience that with us. 243 00:11:27,820 --> 00:11:28,888 Very good, yes. 244 00:11:28,888 --> 00:11:32,024 So the next characteristic is conceptualization. 245 00:11:32,324 --> 00:11:36,328 This is the ability to see the big picture and to be a visionary 246 00:11:36,629 --> 00:11:39,765 see above what's going on day to day and take a look 247 00:11:39,765 --> 00:11:43,402 at what's going on in the world or around them in the community. 248 00:11:44,003 --> 00:11:46,238 So how would you go about that? What are you? 249 00:11:46,272 --> 00:11:48,107 What's the perspective of that one? 250 00:11:48,107 --> 00:11:50,276 Well, I can relate that to my job. 251 00:11:50,643 --> 00:11:54,046 I'm in a little bit higher level than some of the people that report to me, 252 00:11:54,280 --> 00:11:56,949 and they can see how something just affects them. 253 00:11:57,283 --> 00:11:59,018 And it could be good or it could be bad, 254 00:11:59,018 --> 00:12:03,022 but I see how it can affect a department or a group or even the enterprise. 255 00:12:03,255 --> 00:12:06,792 And that can be just a little difference in how it affects them individually. 256 00:12:07,059 --> 00:12:08,494 That's good. That's really good. 257 00:12:08,494 --> 00:12:10,229 So the next is foresight. 258 00:12:10,229 --> 00:12:13,232 This is the ability to predict what is coming based on 259 00:12:13,232 --> 00:12:16,535 what is occurring in the present and what's happened in the past. 260 00:12:16,602 --> 00:12:18,938 So again, it's understanding people. 261 00:12:18,938 --> 00:12:22,908 And the more you get to know the people that you lead in that you work with, 262 00:12:22,908 --> 00:12:25,144 the more that you understand what they're going to do 263 00:12:25,144 --> 00:12:26,512 and how they're going to do it. Yes. 264 00:12:26,512 --> 00:12:27,546 And if they're going to, 265 00:12:27,546 --> 00:12:29,949 you know, be godly people working at it or they're going to be 266 00:12:29,949 --> 00:12:32,351 a little bit of slackers and you've got to be honest about that. 267 00:12:32,351 --> 00:12:33,552 You absolutely do. 268 00:12:33,552 --> 00:12:36,188 In the next one is one we should know very well as Christians. 269 00:12:36,188 --> 00:12:40,192 It's stewardship, carefully managing the people and the organizations 270 00:12:40,192 --> 00:12:41,594 that you've been given to lead 271 00:12:41,594 --> 00:12:45,364 and holding the organization in trust for the greater good of society. 272 00:12:45,865 --> 00:12:47,666 You can't take too much of one thing. 273 00:12:47,666 --> 00:12:48,868 It's a little bit of everything. 274 00:12:48,868 --> 00:12:50,803 We're absolutely yes, absolutely. 275 00:12:50,803 --> 00:12:54,006 Number nine is commitment to the growth of people 276 00:12:54,006 --> 00:12:56,709 treating each follower as a distinct individual 277 00:12:56,709 --> 00:13:00,446 with intrinsic worth independent of what she contributes to the organization. 278 00:13:00,479 --> 00:13:02,081 Dave, I respect you as a person. 279 00:13:02,081 --> 00:13:03,149 I respect you as a friend, 280 00:13:03,149 --> 00:13:06,118 I respect you as a pastor, and all of those are independent. 281 00:13:06,152 --> 00:13:07,586 Thank you, buddy. 282 00:13:07,653 --> 00:13:09,321 So I thank you, man. 283 00:13:09,321 --> 00:13:11,791 I respect you too. And I think that's the key. 284 00:13:11,791 --> 00:13:14,927 You have to honor people and the only way you can truly honor people. 285 00:13:15,494 --> 00:13:17,396 And this is my opinion, Christian, you jump in, 286 00:13:17,396 --> 00:13:21,467 tell me if you think I'm wrong, if you're a Christian, but because I completely 287 00:13:21,500 --> 00:13:25,571 is someone who I see people through the eyes of Christ. Yes. 288 00:13:27,072 --> 00:13:27,406 And I 289 00:13:27,406 --> 00:13:31,177 try to see everybody, even those that I don't get along with that, 290 00:13:31,177 --> 00:13:34,680 I think might be, as I said earlier, slackers or whatever. 291 00:13:34,713 --> 00:13:36,882 Yes, I've got to look at them through the eyes of Christ, 292 00:13:36,882 --> 00:13:39,518 and it changes my perspective. Absolutely. 293 00:13:39,552 --> 00:13:40,419 That's beautiful. 294 00:13:40,419 --> 00:13:41,921 And our last one of the ten 295 00:13:41,921 --> 00:13:45,224 characteristics of servant leaders is building a community. 296 00:13:45,324 --> 00:13:49,395 This allows followers to identify with something greater than themselves 297 00:13:49,628 --> 00:13:52,131 that they value. And you've done that with Christ Church. 298 00:13:52,131 --> 00:13:53,899 You have built a community, Dave. 299 00:13:53,899 --> 00:13:55,301 Well, and it wasn't just me. 300 00:13:55,301 --> 00:13:59,572 There were people like Gerald and Jeff has come along and Jeff Moore, 301 00:13:59,572 --> 00:14:04,210 and there's just been a lot of people that have come around me and helped Jeff. 302 00:14:04,210 --> 00:14:05,144 So are there any other Jeff's 303 00:14:05,144 --> 00:14:09,315 and we have the more jam jars we're starting to get more David's. 304 00:14:09,315 --> 00:14:10,249 It's kind of weird. 305 00:14:11,650 --> 00:14:14,253 It's like, what the heck is going on? 306 00:14:14,620 --> 00:14:17,690 But yeah, it's building the right team around you. 307 00:14:17,690 --> 00:14:21,360 And honestly, sometimes you got a pint in Reed 308 00:14:21,393 --> 00:14:26,799 to regroup and and get different people that you know that you can trust in. 309 00:14:26,799 --> 00:14:27,433 Absolutely. 310 00:14:27,433 --> 00:14:30,169 Some of these people have been with me for a long time, some more recent, 311 00:14:30,436 --> 00:14:35,808 but we all are like minded as far as we want to see Jesus No. 312 00:14:35,808 --> 00:14:37,476 one at Christchurch, period. 313 00:14:37,476 --> 00:14:40,346 Other than that, nothing else makes sense. That's the goal. 314 00:14:40,346 --> 00:14:41,480 And once we do that, everything 315 00:14:41,480 --> 00:14:45,017 else, all the other different things about church work follow into place 316 00:14:45,251 --> 00:14:47,853 kind of reminds me of when you and I decided to do this podcast. 317 00:14:47,853 --> 00:14:50,289 We were just we want to further the work of the Lord. 318 00:14:50,289 --> 00:14:51,957 We both felt called to do this. 319 00:14:51,957 --> 00:14:54,293 We both felt like this is what God wanted us to do. 320 00:14:54,360 --> 00:14:58,597 So we're doing this purely out of honor of what God means to us. 321 00:14:58,631 --> 00:15:01,901 Yeah, I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am. 322 00:15:01,901 --> 00:15:03,769 I get to do this with you, Eucharist. I love this. 323 00:15:03,769 --> 00:15:07,640 And you know, I had the idea and I because I wanted to do a podcast for a while 324 00:15:07,806 --> 00:15:09,441 and I didn't know why. I just thought to be cool. 325 00:15:09,441 --> 00:15:12,344 And then I mentioned it to Chris, and he's like, Absolutely. 326 00:15:12,611 --> 00:15:12,912 And the 327 00:15:12,912 --> 00:15:16,515 next thing I know, man, he's got the mike and we're ready to go and I'm all in 328 00:15:16,682 --> 00:15:17,583 and I need someone like. 329 00:15:17,583 --> 00:15:19,919 That with me to help me and push me a little bit 330 00:15:19,919 --> 00:15:23,989 and we were a good team that way, and yes, we are . 331 00:15:23,989 --> 00:15:25,057 Thank you, mom and dad. 332 00:15:25,057 --> 00:15:25,858 Thank you. 333 00:15:25,858 --> 00:15:28,193 We appreciate that. Oh, both class there. 334 00:15:28,227 --> 00:15:31,964 But we do work together because we we do have a goal 335 00:15:31,964 --> 00:15:33,999 and we want people to understand that leadership. 336 00:15:33,999 --> 00:15:35,134 There's all these different things. 337 00:15:35,134 --> 00:15:37,169 You can learn about it, but at the end of the day, 338 00:15:37,169 --> 00:15:40,139 if it's not Christ center, it's not going to work, it's not going to work. 339 00:15:40,506 --> 00:15:41,674 That's that's my opinion. 340 00:15:41,674 --> 00:15:43,943 It'll work for you for a certain amount of time. 341 00:15:43,943 --> 00:15:46,979 But as far as those of us who really love God, 342 00:15:46,979 --> 00:15:50,582 I think I've discovered that the only way it's going to work for me is Jesus 343 00:15:50,582 --> 00:15:53,352 and his style of leadership, man and that servant. 344 00:15:53,986 --> 00:15:56,055 And you know, that brings us around to the next point. 345 00:15:56,055 --> 00:15:58,657 We did the ten characteristics of servant leaders, 346 00:15:58,724 --> 00:16:02,161 but now we're one of the seven points of Christian servant leaders. 347 00:16:02,294 --> 00:16:05,731 These are things that God has called us to do and being servant leaders. 348 00:16:05,764 --> 00:16:08,133 And these are all found in John 13. 349 00:16:08,133 --> 00:16:10,836 We're going to start with verse one and we're going to go through 17. 350 00:16:11,270 --> 00:16:11,704 All right. 351 00:16:11,704 --> 00:16:14,940 The first point of Christian servant leaders is Christian. 352 00:16:14,940 --> 00:16:18,377 Servant leaders are motivated by love to serve others, 353 00:16:18,377 --> 00:16:21,380 and this is evident in John 13 verses one and two. 354 00:16:22,014 --> 00:16:24,016 It was just before the Passover Festival. 355 00:16:24,016 --> 00:16:28,387 Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the father. 356 00:16:28,387 --> 00:16:32,257 Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 357 00:16:32,291 --> 00:16:35,928 The evening meal was in progress and the devil had already prompted 358 00:16:35,928 --> 00:16:39,732 Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 359 00:16:40,099 --> 00:16:42,501 Gosh, so powerful. But think about this. 360 00:16:42,501 --> 00:16:45,838 I want to ask the listener to please think about this Jesus. 361 00:16:46,005 --> 00:16:49,041 His love was selfless, it was undeserved, 362 00:16:49,375 --> 00:16:51,977 and it was unending and unconditional. 363 00:16:52,378 --> 00:16:56,849 It was not the disciples worthiness or merits that compelled Jesus to serve them. 364 00:16:57,149 --> 00:16:59,885 He was expressing grace, not gratitude. 365 00:17:00,319 --> 00:17:02,721 He served his disciples out of love. 366 00:17:02,721 --> 00:17:07,159 Now think about this Jesus washed the feet of Judas Iscariot, 367 00:17:07,493 --> 00:17:10,696 the man that would later betray him and have him assassinated. 368 00:17:11,630 --> 00:17:14,500 Yeah, and you think you get mad at people? 369 00:17:14,533 --> 00:17:15,868 Can you even imagine? 370 00:17:15,868 --> 00:17:19,872 I mean, and the thing I know about my Jesus, he knew this was going to happen. 371 00:17:19,905 --> 00:17:21,774 Yes, and man and a man. 372 00:17:22,941 --> 00:17:24,176 And even though he knew it, 373 00:17:24,176 --> 00:17:28,313 he he gives us that opportunity to do what we're going to do. 374 00:17:28,347 --> 00:17:32,818 And you know, I imagine Peter was probably pretty mad over the 375 00:17:32,851 --> 00:17:36,488 I'm sure he was making Peter relate sometimes with you. 376 00:17:36,855 --> 00:17:40,325 But at the end of the day, the way we love people, 377 00:17:40,325 --> 00:17:42,694 even if they don't love us back, it'll affect them. 378 00:17:42,694 --> 00:17:43,762 At some point in their life. 379 00:17:43,762 --> 00:17:48,000 I've had people who have not like me that have come back many, many years 380 00:17:48,000 --> 00:17:51,804 later and said, Well, you gave me grace when no one else would. 381 00:17:51,837 --> 00:17:55,074 And even though we don't agree on stuff which we probably still don't, 382 00:17:55,074 --> 00:17:55,741 some of them. 383 00:17:55,741 --> 00:17:59,144 But they know that my heart is hopefully in the right place, 384 00:17:59,144 --> 00:18:02,581 and the only way it's in the right place is if it's in the center of who Jesus is. 385 00:18:02,581 --> 00:18:03,582 Amen to that. 386 00:18:03,582 --> 00:18:05,384 So the second of the seven points 387 00:18:05,384 --> 00:18:09,621 of Christian servant leaders, Christian servant leaders possess a certain security 388 00:18:09,655 --> 00:18:14,059 that allows them to serve others, and this is evident in John 13 three. 389 00:18:14,093 --> 00:18:17,463 Jesus knew that the father had put all things under his power 390 00:18:17,463 --> 00:18:20,399 and they come from God and was returning to God. 391 00:18:20,432 --> 00:18:23,702 So Jesus was aware of his identity, and he had no problem 392 00:18:23,702 --> 00:18:26,371 descending to the floor to wash his disciples feet. 393 00:18:26,371 --> 00:18:29,875 He wasn't required to establish anything, and he had nothing to prove. 394 00:18:29,908 --> 00:18:32,845 He had no stake in the outcome, and he had nothing to conceal. 395 00:18:33,011 --> 00:18:37,182 That is so good because I think one of the things that we see. 396 00:18:37,216 --> 00:18:41,587 I see one of the biggest things that frustrate people or insecurities. 397 00:18:41,854 --> 00:18:42,921 Absolutely. 398 00:18:42,921 --> 00:18:46,825 And insecurities come from a place that if it's not God 399 00:18:46,825 --> 00:18:49,128 filling those up, you're never going to get them filled up. 400 00:18:49,194 --> 00:18:49,828 That's so true. 401 00:18:49,828 --> 00:18:53,832 So and I talked to a little bit again yesterday because it's really important 402 00:18:53,832 --> 00:18:56,435 that we find our security in God and God alone. 403 00:18:56,468 --> 00:19:01,039 If he's not the one that we find, who we are, what we are, what we're going to be, 404 00:19:01,039 --> 00:19:04,643 then we're not doing what he's called us to do on this in his life. 405 00:19:05,010 --> 00:19:07,479 Man, yes, there's so much we could really. 406 00:19:07,479 --> 00:19:09,481 I mean, this could be its own show. 407 00:19:09,515 --> 00:19:12,050 I mean, seriously, because it's so important to me, 408 00:19:12,050 --> 00:19:15,521 our security has to be founded in God, 100%. 409 00:19:15,521 --> 00:19:17,189 Yeah, and that's a good one. 410 00:19:17,189 --> 00:19:18,924 There's no other way. Yes, sir. 411 00:19:18,924 --> 00:19:21,793 Moving on to number three, Christian servant leaders 412 00:19:21,793 --> 00:19:24,930 initiate servant leadership in others. 413 00:19:25,230 --> 00:19:28,500 In other words, Jesus was a servant leader who caused us 414 00:19:28,500 --> 00:19:32,137 to be a servant leader, and this is in John, 13, four and five. 415 00:19:32,271 --> 00:19:33,038 So he got it from 416 00:19:33,038 --> 00:19:36,842 the mill, took off his outer clothing and wrapped a towel around his waist. 417 00:19:36,875 --> 00:19:41,246 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples feet, 418 00:19:41,280 --> 00:19:44,383 drying them with the towel and wrapped around him. 419 00:19:44,416 --> 00:19:48,787 So Jesus did not pause to wait for clarification of protocol. 420 00:19:48,787 --> 00:19:50,689 He identified a need, and he met it 421 00:19:50,689 --> 00:19:53,859 because no one else volunteered for the foot washing job that night. 422 00:19:53,892 --> 00:19:56,495 Jesus turned this into a teachable lesson. 423 00:19:56,495 --> 00:19:57,429 He began something 424 00:19:57,429 --> 00:20:00,499 he hoped will be passed on to the others by those twelve disciples. 425 00:20:00,566 --> 00:20:02,301 Can you imagine the guilt? 426 00:20:02,301 --> 00:20:04,870 They were like, Oh man, Jesus is doing it. 427 00:20:04,937 --> 00:20:06,939 Maybe we need to. I should have said something. 428 00:20:08,307 --> 00:20:09,541 Turn it. 429 00:20:09,908 --> 00:20:10,809 But don't you? 430 00:20:10,876 --> 00:20:14,580 Because you're thinking, Oh yeah, and in in 431 00:20:14,613 --> 00:20:17,916 Jesus modeled this over and over. 432 00:20:18,550 --> 00:20:21,186 And you would think by this point, these guys would get it, 433 00:20:21,186 --> 00:20:22,487 but they still didn't get it. 434 00:20:22,487 --> 00:20:24,856 I say that knowing that I'm the same way. 435 00:20:24,890 --> 00:20:25,524 Oh yes. 436 00:20:25,524 --> 00:20:28,860 Yes, I know these things, and I still sometimes don't get it. 437 00:20:28,860 --> 00:20:30,929 And it's got to be a work in progress. 438 00:20:30,929 --> 00:20:34,366 But I think it's also something you're constantly asking yourself, 439 00:20:34,600 --> 00:20:36,201 Am I doing better? 440 00:20:36,201 --> 00:20:37,302 Am I serving? 441 00:20:37,302 --> 00:20:38,303 You're right. It's a journey. 442 00:20:38,303 --> 00:20:40,372 You're exactly where I am in and a man. 443 00:20:40,405 --> 00:20:45,377 So never four as Christian servant leaders receive servant ministry from others. 444 00:20:45,510 --> 00:20:47,813 And this is John 13, 637. 445 00:20:47,846 --> 00:20:51,416 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, Lord, are you going to wash my feet? 446 00:20:51,450 --> 00:20:54,987 Jesus replied, You do not realize now what I am doing, but later 447 00:20:55,187 --> 00:20:56,221 you will understand. 448 00:20:56,221 --> 00:20:59,091 A servant's heart reveals others pride. 449 00:20:59,124 --> 00:21:01,727 Peter struggled with allowing Jesus to serve him. 450 00:21:01,760 --> 00:21:03,428 Peter had a worldly mindset, 451 00:21:03,428 --> 00:21:07,566 believing that someone of Jesus a statue should never stoop to wash feet easily. 452 00:21:07,566 --> 00:21:11,103 Leaders need to learn to relinquish, control and allow others to serve them. 453 00:21:11,103 --> 00:21:14,306 It can be challenging to relax and receive because they've grown 454 00:21:14,306 --> 00:21:15,707 accustomed to serving others. 455 00:21:15,707 --> 00:21:16,541 Jesus requested 456 00:21:16,541 --> 00:21:20,078 that Simon Peter sit and allow the master to serve him in this instance. 457 00:21:20,312 --> 00:21:24,683 I went to a minister's conference many years ago and it was at a big campus. 458 00:21:24,716 --> 00:21:26,852 It was out in Phenix somewhere and I looked up 459 00:21:26,852 --> 00:21:29,988 and and I saw this guy washing the windows and I was like, 460 00:21:29,988 --> 00:21:32,958 I said, that looks just like their senior minister here. 461 00:21:33,325 --> 00:21:35,861 And the guy is getting ready to speak later in this conference, 462 00:21:36,161 --> 00:21:38,196 and one of the guys looked at me. So that is him. 463 00:21:38,230 --> 00:21:40,699 Oh, wow. And I said, he's watching the windows. 464 00:21:40,799 --> 00:21:43,702 It kind of hit me like, Well, we think we're beyond all that. 465 00:21:43,702 --> 00:21:44,670 Yeah, yeah. 466 00:21:44,670 --> 00:21:47,539 He was making sure everything on that place fit right 467 00:21:47,572 --> 00:21:50,242 because he wanted to make sure that it had an impact. 468 00:21:50,242 --> 00:21:53,412 And I just, you know, that's a little thing, but it can be a big thing 469 00:21:53,645 --> 00:21:56,415 when, you know, washing the feet, not Chris's job. 470 00:21:56,415 --> 00:21:58,183 It's not, you know, skips job. 471 00:21:58,183 --> 00:22:01,586 I don't know Skippy as yet, but we'll figure if it's all of our job 472 00:22:01,586 --> 00:22:05,624 to work together to do what's best for the Kingdom of God. Yes. 473 00:22:05,657 --> 00:22:07,859 And if it means that God wants you to wash a window, 474 00:22:07,859 --> 00:22:11,129 didn't wash that window with diligence and with exciting. 475 00:22:11,730 --> 00:22:13,198 They will change everything. 476 00:22:13,198 --> 00:22:15,767 Absolutely, you're absolutely right. There you go. 477 00:22:15,801 --> 00:22:17,069 And, you know, number five. 478 00:22:17,069 --> 00:22:19,371 And this is a good tie into what we were just talking about. 479 00:22:19,371 --> 00:22:23,875 Christian servant leaders want nothing to hinder their relationship with God. 480 00:22:24,076 --> 00:22:26,411 And this is in John, 13, eight and nine. 481 00:22:26,511 --> 00:22:29,481 No, said Peter. You will never wash my feet. 482 00:22:29,481 --> 00:22:31,483 Jesus answered, Unless I wash you. 483 00:22:31,483 --> 00:22:33,151 You have no part with me. 484 00:22:33,151 --> 00:22:38,790 Then Lord Simon Peter replied, Not just my feet, but my hands and my head as well. 485 00:22:39,057 --> 00:22:40,559 I love Peter. 486 00:22:40,559 --> 00:22:42,994 OK, then I'm all in. 487 00:22:42,994 --> 00:22:46,531 So Peter veered between two complete extremes there. 488 00:22:46,798 --> 00:22:49,768 If Jesus was going to wash him, he wanted to wash all of it. 489 00:22:50,469 --> 00:22:51,670 Amen. 490 00:22:51,670 --> 00:22:54,139 Oh, you know what? You're right, Lord. 491 00:22:54,139 --> 00:22:55,140 I love that. 492 00:22:55,140 --> 00:22:58,510 You know, Peter really demonstrates an excellent attitude in that scene, 493 00:22:58,510 --> 00:23:01,747 and if Jesus was giving away, he wanted to receive everything 494 00:23:01,747 --> 00:23:05,384 Jesus had to give and he didn't want any barrier between himself and God. 495 00:23:05,417 --> 00:23:07,919 I want to be more like Peter. Yes, I do. 496 00:23:08,253 --> 00:23:12,290 And that that's the heart of a man that I want to be like. 497 00:23:12,657 --> 00:23:15,193 I want to say, OK, God, you're right. 498 00:23:15,193 --> 00:23:15,894 Here's my hands. 499 00:23:15,894 --> 00:23:18,263 Here's my head. Here's whatever you need to wash. 500 00:23:18,597 --> 00:23:21,533 Just because because we realize, yeah, 501 00:23:21,600 --> 00:23:24,736 and it made sense to Peter, he'd listen to what Jesus was saying. 502 00:23:25,036 --> 00:23:27,839 And sometimes I think we don't understand because we don't listen 503 00:23:27,839 --> 00:23:29,107 to what the word is saying to us. 504 00:23:29,107 --> 00:23:31,276 We don't hear it very so anyway. 505 00:23:31,276 --> 00:23:33,712 I'll keep, we'll keep moving on. But that's important. 506 00:23:33,745 --> 00:23:34,679 And that's good stuff. 507 00:23:34,679 --> 00:23:37,816 Number six is Christian servant leaders teach servant hood 508 00:23:37,816 --> 00:23:41,920 by their example, and this is in John, 13, twelve and 15. 509 00:23:41,920 --> 00:23:43,455 When he finished washing their feet, 510 00:23:43,455 --> 00:23:45,891 he put on his clothes and a return to his place. 511 00:23:46,024 --> 00:23:47,993 Do you understand what I have done for you? 512 00:23:47,993 --> 00:23:48,326 He asked. 513 00:23:48,326 --> 00:23:51,129 That you call me teacher and Lord, and rightly so. 514 00:23:51,163 --> 00:23:52,964 For that is what I am. 515 00:23:52,964 --> 00:23:57,836 I have set you an example that you should do, as I have done for you. 516 00:23:58,069 --> 00:23:58,937 Amen. 517 00:23:58,937 --> 00:24:02,607 So following that, Jesus discussed the significance of his foot washing. 518 00:24:02,607 --> 00:24:06,511 He reminded them that their master and Lord had just watched their feet, 519 00:24:06,511 --> 00:24:10,215 and no position should be prevented from doing the same for one another. 520 00:24:10,615 --> 00:24:13,552 Jesus informed them that if the master washed their feet, 521 00:24:13,752 --> 00:24:17,055 they should follow suit and his prototype was to be replicated. 522 00:24:17,355 --> 00:24:20,192 His example was far more powerful than a lecture 523 00:24:20,192 --> 00:24:23,628 on service principles because actions speak louder than words. 524 00:24:23,695 --> 00:24:24,563 Amen. 525 00:24:24,563 --> 00:24:29,401 I think a lot of times we we hear this, but I don't know if we understand it, 526 00:24:29,401 --> 00:24:30,602 not like that, Jesus said. 527 00:24:30,602 --> 00:24:32,337 Do you understand what I've done for you? 528 00:24:32,337 --> 00:24:33,138 Yes, man. 529 00:24:33,138 --> 00:24:34,339 If we truly understood 530 00:24:34,339 --> 00:24:37,342 what God does for us every day, it would change everything. 531 00:24:37,342 --> 00:24:38,109 Yes, he will. 532 00:24:38,109 --> 00:24:43,415 He watched their feet that was considered not a job for a man of God. 533 00:24:43,415 --> 00:24:48,753 The day he did it because he was a servant, a true man of God wants to serve 534 00:24:48,753 --> 00:24:52,591 what God's put here, and he wants to change lives from the inside out. 535 00:24:52,591 --> 00:24:54,459 And that's what Jesus does every day for me. 536 00:24:54,459 --> 00:24:57,963 If you remember, he didn't wait to see if anyone else was going to speak up. 537 00:24:57,996 --> 00:24:59,197 He jumped right in. 538 00:24:59,197 --> 00:25:01,199 Amen, amen. And Amen. 539 00:25:01,299 --> 00:25:03,335 So our last one is a Christian servant. 540 00:25:03,335 --> 00:25:08,240 Leaders live a blessed life, and this is John 13, 16 and 17. 541 00:25:08,340 --> 00:25:09,107 Very truly. 542 00:25:09,107 --> 00:25:11,710 I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, 543 00:25:11,743 --> 00:25:14,513 nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 544 00:25:14,546 --> 00:25:18,450 Now that you know these things, you'll be blessed if you do them. 545 00:25:18,450 --> 00:25:21,119 Jesus reminded them that they would be blessed 546 00:25:21,119 --> 00:25:23,855 if they followed his example as a way of life. 547 00:25:23,889 --> 00:25:25,290 The greatest blessing awaits 548 00:25:25,290 --> 00:25:29,127 those who take a leap of faith and do the opposite of what the world is doing. 549 00:25:29,160 --> 00:25:32,330 God blesses those who go against the grain and serve others 550 00:25:32,330 --> 00:25:36,535 without expecting anything in return, and the reward is God's blessing. 551 00:25:36,535 --> 00:25:37,269 Amen. 552 00:25:37,269 --> 00:25:40,739 Now we know the characteristics of servant leadership, and we also know 553 00:25:40,739 --> 00:25:44,376 about the seven points of Christian servant leadership. 554 00:25:44,376 --> 00:25:46,845 So we may think Christian leadership sounds like something 555 00:25:46,845 --> 00:25:49,481 that might be interesting or something we want to try. 556 00:25:49,514 --> 00:25:54,052 But let me tell you, Jesus gave us a biblical mandate for servant leadership. 557 00:25:54,052 --> 00:25:56,454 This is Mark ten. 42 through 45. 558 00:25:56,488 --> 00:25:58,723 Jesus called the disciples together and said, 559 00:25:58,723 --> 00:26:01,726 You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the gentiles 560 00:26:01,726 --> 00:26:05,664 lord it over them and their high officials exercised authority over them. 561 00:26:05,664 --> 00:26:06,998 Not so with you. 562 00:26:06,998 --> 00:26:10,569 Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 563 00:26:10,569 --> 00:26:13,805 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all four. 564 00:26:13,805 --> 00:26:17,275 Even the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve 565 00:26:17,275 --> 00:26:21,746 and to give his life as a ransom for many a man and a man. 566 00:26:21,746 --> 00:26:24,783 Hey, man, the Bible says, don't merely 567 00:26:24,783 --> 00:26:27,752 listen to the word of God and said to save yourself, but do what it says. 568 00:26:27,852 --> 00:26:33,024 We are called to be doers of the word, and as we understand that that should be 569 00:26:33,024 --> 00:26:37,996 what really, I guess, emulates the servant hood that Jesus showed us. 570 00:26:38,029 --> 00:26:42,601 And I think if we do that in every step on every situation, 571 00:26:42,601 --> 00:26:44,669 if we do it in our homes, with our 572 00:26:44,669 --> 00:26:48,273 our spouses, if we do it in our homes, with our children, 573 00:26:48,640 --> 00:26:53,244 if we do it with our friends at our church or our people that we hang out with. 574 00:26:53,511 --> 00:26:58,984 If we show servant leadership in our workplace and in every avenue 575 00:26:58,984 --> 00:27:03,121 that God gives us, it will change this world from the inside out. 576 00:27:03,121 --> 00:27:05,090 And I know that because it changed mine. 577 00:27:05,090 --> 00:27:08,059 A man, we hope you guys have a great week. 578 00:27:08,226 --> 00:27:09,361 Think about wrapped it up. 579 00:27:09,361 --> 00:27:11,129 Is that good, Chris? We've wrapped it up. 580 00:27:11,129 --> 00:27:13,999 Visit us at least twelve, twelve dot com, we've got a quiz 581 00:27:13,999 --> 00:27:17,402 for servant leadership, Amy, and we love you all have a great week. 582 00:27:19,871 --> 00:27:20,639 This is an 583 00:27:20,639 --> 00:27:23,541 LBC production which stands for panels on. 584 00:27:23,708 --> 00:27:28,079 You knew that or not, but it also stands for laughing because we're safe. 585 00:27:28,279 --> 00:27:29,581 But we kind of like the pound. 586 00:27:29,581 --> 00:27:34,786 So I'm Chris will lift them and I will gain them and we will have a great time. 587 00:27:34,819 --> 00:27:35,553 Thanks for listening.

In Mark 10:42-45, Jesus gave us a mandate to be servant leaders. But what does servant leadership look like, who created it, and how can we implement that in our daily lives with our family, our church, and our career?

In this episode we discuss servant leadership, its beginnings, the 7 points of Christian Servant Leadership, and we have a lot of fun along the way!

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