Leadership in Context Episode 174 Show Notes
Laws of Leadership, pt3
Leadership in Context with Keith Tucci
1. The Law of Self-Investment
2. The Law of Faith
3. The Law of Doing
… Jesus began to do and teach…
The reason that Jesus’ ministry was so incredible to the minds of that day was that He was not a philosopher; He was a doer. He didn’t talk about giving them a new life; He demonstrated that. He didn’t talk about healing broken hearts; He went out and healed broken hearts. He didn’t talk about feeding hungry people; He went out and fed hungry people. He didn’t talk about making disciples; He made disciples. He didn’t talk about being a servant; He became a servant.
One of the great laws of leadership is being a doer, an example. There is no place, no realm of Christian leadership, where you ever cease being a servant. This is more than just having a servant’s heart, but where you are really serving someone and something other than yourself.
Jesus demonstrates this in a teaching He gives in John 17.
I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.
Jesus said here that He is doing something, sanctifying Himself, preparing to go to the cross–not because He feels like doing it, but because He knows it is something that needs to be done.
There is nothing wrong with a leader being full of feelings or emotions, as long as that emotion is not king. There are leaders who don’t know how to manage their emotions because they have not sanctified themselves. They have not decided ahead of time what they are going to do. Jesus decided ahead of time what He was going to do.
When you get up in the morning, no matter what is before you, you have to make some decision on what you are going to do. When you are on your way to work and you get a flat tire, you are still going to go to work, right? In ministry, if someone is resisting the Truth, that doesn’t mean you should stop preaching the Truth.
Leaders are people of action, not just people with ideas. Leaders predetermine and understand the law of doing. Jesus was a great leader. The disciples asked Him to teach them to pray because they saw Jesus pray. They wanted to cast out demons because they saw Jesus casting out demons. It’s critical for leaders in any realm to understand the law of doing, the law of example—follow me even as I follow Christ.
There are four aspects to discipleship:
If we are really making disciples, we will show them what the things we are training them on looks like—action. Your disciples should be able to do for others what you have done for them.
Be a doer of the Word. Sanctify yourself. Choose ahead of time what you are going to do. Don’t let emotions, your emotions or others, dictate what you are going to do. Understand the law of doing. People who want to be part of a team will be attracted to a leader who is doing.
Join us next week as Keith Tucci continues to put leadership truth in the context of the local church. And as always, please like, share, rate/review, and invite others to listen. See you next week!