Archive for: April, 2016

Week 8: The Test of a Healthy Leader

I [John] wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will have nothing to do with us. So if I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, gossiping maliciously about us. Not satisfied with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers. He also stops those who want to do…

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Week 7: Two Types of Leadership Styles

There is a time when a man lords it over others to his own hurt.                   —Ecclesiastes 8:9 During my life, I’ve been at the front row of observing what it’s like to be under the authority of kind, gentle, and inspiring leaders versus autocratic, controlling leaders—both in…

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Week 6: Spiritual Authority is a Privilege Earned, Not a Right Expected

God’s test for any leader is obedience to authority within the three institutions God established on earth. To discover whether a person is qualified or not to lead in godly authority is determined by how this person follows God’s institutional authority. First, did this prospective leader display respect and obedience toward parental authority, and does…

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Week 5: God’s Authority On Earth

Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment upon themselves.       …

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