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6 Portraits of a Godly Leader (Part 2 of 2)

In Part 1 of my post, I described three portraits apostle Paul uses to depict a godly leader: a teacher, soldier, and athlete. I'll conclude this series with three more metaphors that describe a godly, God-fearing leader. I hope these six portraits of godly leadership will help you 4. Farmer "It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops." (2 Timothy 2:6) The imagery of a farmer visualizes what godly leadership is all about. Changing the hearts and soul of people requires hard work to the point of exhaustion and weariness. Farming essentially is an unglorious hard work. Digging in the dirt a lot. The hard workers ...

6 Portraits of a Godly Leader (Part 1 of 2)

Countless trees have been consumed in the name of advancing leadership. Every month, scores of leadership books are published by so-called leadership experts. This tells me two things. First, leadership is a hot topic. Warren Bennis is right, “Leadership is always in the air; it’s a topic that has no shelf life.” Second, the deluge of leadership books beg the question which leadership model Christians should embrace in the sea of leadership principles, theories, and model that compete with each other. For many, the bombardment of leadership books is honestly confusing. Well, in that case, my suggestion is to always go back to your foundation. ...

[Book Review] Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ (Part 1 of 2)

As followers of Jesus Christ, we identity ourselves as “Christians.” However, the word “Christian” in the Bible only is mentioned three times. Rather, we are described as children of God, sheeps in His flock, saints, citizens of Heaven, lights to the world, followers of the Way. All of these descriptions, in its unique ways, help us to understand what it means to be a Christian. But there is one word that is used more than any of these to describe our identity as Christians. Slave. John MacArthur, in his paradigm-jarring book Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ, argues that English translators have “perpetrated a ...