One of the things that we feel very strongly about at Hollywood Community Church is the importance of producing followers of Jesus Christ. One of the key components of producing followers, though, is the need to develop leaders as well. That truth is evidenced in the lives and ministry of the twelve disciples. Remember that the apostles not only committed their lives to follow Jesus, but their dedication to follow Him pushed them to the forefront and they became leaders of the new Cristo-centric movement known as The Way.
Just as devout followers of Jesus in the first century were transformed into leaders, so today’s Church must be used by the Holy Spirit to grow passionate followers into passionate leaders. That brings us to several pertinent questions…
üWhat did Jesus say about humility?
Matthew 20:25, 26 – You know that the rulers of this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant.
Humility is the realization that without God you are nothing – John 15:4, 5
- Humility is the realization that you are a servant and not a savior – Matt. 20:27
- Humility is the elevation of other’s needs above your own – Philippians 2:3,4
- Humility is the embracing of Jesus Christ’s attitude – Philippians 2:5
As I read those I am reminded that I need a lot of work. Would you pray with me that God would make us humble? It is only when we truly humble ourselves before Him and others that we are really ready to lead.