The Leadership of Jesus

(Adapted from www.teal.org.uk/dl/jesus.htm)

• The Temple Cleanser (John 2:12-22) • The Teaching Master (ind, disc, group) • The Team Leader – The three (Mark 9:2): pillars (Gal 2:9) – The twelve (Luke 9:1-6): leaders – The seventy (Luke 10:1ff.): workers

The Leadership of James
(Brother of Jesus-Mark 6:3; Follower of Christ-Acts 1:14; Writer of Scripture-Jas 1:1; Minister of the Church-1 Cor 9:5) • Witness for others (1 Cor 15:7) • Fill a leadership vacuum (Acts 12:17) • Bring peace & understanding (Acts 15:13) • Provide the church continuity (Acts

The Leadership of Joshua
I. • • • • Learn the context: Entrance (river) Distance (terrain) Blessings (fruit) Obstacles (giants & walls) III. Relate to the people: • Officers (1:10): Command • Tribes (1:12-18): Inspire • Scouts (2:1-23): Inform • People (3:1-5): Instruct • Priests (3:6): Expect IV. Follow the process: • Surround the area (6:2-

II. Trust God’s truth: • Promises (1:2-6; 23:14) • Precepts (1:7-8) • Presence (1:5, 9; Num 14:9)

Modeling in Ministry
• Perfect model: God (Ephesians 4:1) • Original model: Moses (Acts 7:22-44) – Egypt: Providential Preparation (Acts 7:22-28) – Midian: Reluctant Response (Acts 7:29-35) – Wilderness: Patient Pastor (Acts 7:36-44) • Authoritative model: Apostles (1 Corinthians 4:16; 11:1) • Normative model: Evangelists (1 Timothy 4:12-16) Person (1 Tim 4:12) Public (1 Tim 4:13) Power (1 Tim 4:14) Progress (1 Tim 4:15) Persistence (1 Tim 4:16) • Ongoing models: Christians – Leaders (Hebrews 13:7) – Groups (1 Thessalonians 2:14-16) – Individuals (3 John 9-12)
Adapted from Zemek, “The Modeling of Ministers” in MSJ 4 pp. 166ff.

Criticism in the Life of Daniel (Daniel 6:3-24)
1. Critics will check your integrity (v. 4) 2. Critics will create criticism (vv. 5-8) 3. Critics will collaborate on criticism (vv. 11-13) 4. Critics will suffer collateral damage of criticism (v. 24)

Goal Setting: Priscilla & Aquila
(Acts 18; 1 Cor 16:19; Rom 16:3-5; 2 Tim 4:19) Issues addressed: Ministry Goals: B. Marriage or B. Use your abilities Singlehood B. Involve your C. Ministers or Apostles family D. Bi-vocational or C. Open your home Direct Support D. Prepare your E. Homes or knowledge Synagogues F. Women Teaching or E. Go the distance

Silent G. Jewish or Gentile church urpose, Mission, Vision, Values, Objectives, Goals, Strategi H. Suffering or Safety

The Leadership of Joseph (Gen 3750)
• When discouragements come, don’t give up on God (Genesis 37) Rejected by brothers, boss, buddies • When temptations come, don’t give in to sin (Genesis 39) Sinning against God, Potiphar, others • When success comes, don’t give yourself the credit (Genesis 40-50)

• Innovative methodologies • Innovative locations (“Distance education”) – Jerusalem (Acts 15:22- “leading men”) – Antioch (Acts 15:34 – “delivered”) – Syria & Cilicia (Acts 15:40 – “chosen”) – Thessalonica (Acts 17:1-9) – Berea (Acts 17:14 – “remained”) – Corinth (Acts 18:5 – “preached”) – Letter Carrier (1 Pet 5:12 – “faithful brother”)

The Leadership of Silas: Acts 15-18

• Godly examples in his heritage – Family of Eunice and Lois (2 Tim 1:5) – Brothers in the church (Acts 16:2) • Amazing opportunities in his youth – Missionary journey (Acts 16:3ff.; 20:4) – Delegate for Paul (1 Cor 4:17; 1 Th 3:6) – Leadership at Ephesus (1 Tim 1:3) • Successful mentors for his growth – Paul (Acts 16:1-3) – Silas (Acts 17:14-15) • Supportive associates on his teams – Romans 16:21; Acts 19:22; 20:4

The Leadership of Timothy Building Quality

What do we know about Jethro (“preeminence”) • A “priest” of Midian? (Ex 2:16-18) • His name & relationship to Moses? – Ex 2:16-18 Reuel father of 7 girls – Ex 3:1 Jethro lit. “in-law” – Judges 4:11 Hobab lit. “in-law” – Num 10:29 Hobab lit. “in-law”

Jethro’s Leadership Advice: Background (Exodus 18:13-27; Deut 1:9-18)

Jethro’s Leadership Advice: Workers (Exodus Leader (Ex 18:19-22) 18:13-27; Deut 1:9-18) Tasks of the
• Regular duties (cf. Acts 6:3-4) – Prayer, Teaching, Selecting (?) • Occasional duties (Matt 17:16-21) Characteristics of the Selected (Ex 18:21) • Visible – “see” vs. “from among yourselves” • Capable – “able” vs. “full of wisdom” • Reliable – fear God, love truth, hate sin vs. “full of the Spirit”

• This human advice was communicated as a divine command. (Deut 1:18) • This OT advice was followed by Jesus (Mt 17) & the Apostles (Acts 6). • This advice ignored leads to the peril (“withering”) of both leaders and followers. (Psalm 1:1-3) • This advice affirms the importance

Jethro’s Leadership Advice: Reflection (Exodus 18:13-27; Deut 1:9-18)