Leadership in the Church: How Did Jesus Lead?

Jesus lifted up the downtrodden, the disenfranchised, and the left behind through His leadership. He often chose to educate, elevate, and guide those around Him. Christ as God has authority and therefore has His given right to power. He had expert power, character power, role power, and culture power.  Those who are power-less can be honored by those in power, as Jesus did with the woman who anointed Him with perfume.

As followers of Christ our calling is to use the power we have to share God’s love and offer forgiveness and grace. Be aware of the influence (power) you have, and determine if you use it to encourage, empower, and embrace others–to use it as Christ would. Follow His lead. Pray for boldness to love like Christ did.

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