Christian Mentorship

QUESTION: Christian Mentorship - How to lead by example

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By Dr. Jeff Myers

The people of Jesus’ day hoped for a ruler who would free Judea from tyrannical rule. However, Jesus turned the tables by confronting their infatuation with power.

After a journey one day Jesus asked his disciples what they had been talking about on the road. They were ashamed to admit that they had been discussing who would be the greatest in the kingdom. Jesus gave a simple reply, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all” (Mark 9:35).

The word “servant” used here comes from the Greek word Doulos, which means “one who willingly becomes a slave.” Jesus led by example. He alone became the servant of all.

But his challenge to the disciples is still a challenge to us today: we lead in direct proportion to our willingness to be a strong foundation for those who come after us. In the words of Glen Shultz, leadership involves “learning to rise to the bottom.”

Excerpted from the Passing the Baton Training Course - www.passingthebaton.org

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WHAT DO YOU THINK? - We have all sinned and deserve God's judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.

What is your response?

Yes, today I am deciding to follow Jesus

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