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Leadership Principles from God’s Word:

How we grow as leaders Module 406 E Mario Denton

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


How we grow as leaders God wants us to grow up, to know the whole truth and tell it in love – like Christ in everything. Ephesians 4:15 The Message

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


How we grow as leaders

We are not meant to remain as children. Ephesians 4:14 PH

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


Discipleship Discipleship – the process of becoming like Christ – always begins with a decision. “Come, be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed him. Matthew 9:9 NLT Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


Once you decide to get serious about becoming like Christ, you must begin to act in new ways. You can be certain that the Holy Spirit will help you with these changes. Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Philippians 2: 12-13 NIV The “work out” is your responsibility, and the “work in” is God’s role

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


Spiritual growth Your first step in spiritual growth is to start changing the way you think. The way you think determines the way you feel, and the way you feel influences the way you act. Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts. Proverbs 4:23 TEV Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do. Romans 12:2 NLT

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


Ephesians 4:23 NLT There must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


Think the same way that Christ Jesus thought. Philippians 2:5 CEV Stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults. 1 Corinthians 14:20 NIV Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


Since everything around us is going to melt away, what holy, godly lives you should be living! 2 Peter 3:11 NLT Those who live following their sinful selves think only about things that their sinful selves want. But those who live following the Spirit are thinking about the things the Spirit wants them to do. Romans 8:5 NCV

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


When I was a child‌ I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I become a man, I put childish ways behind me. 1 Corinthians 13:11 NIV

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


We should think of (our neighbours’) good and try to help them by doing what pleases them. Even Christ did not try to please himself. Romans 15:2-3 CEV God has given us his Spirit. That’s why we don’t think the same way that the people of the world think. 1 Corinthians 2:12 CEV

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


Let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God – what is good and is pleasing to him and is perfect. Romans 12:2 TEV

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


Transformed by Truth Jesus said, “People need more than bread for their life; they must feed on every word of God.” Matthew 4:4 NLT Now I am turning you over to God, our marvelous God whose gracious Word can make you into what he wants you to be and give you everything you could possibly need in this community of holy friends. Acts 20:32 The Message Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


Spiritual growth is the process of replacing lies with truth. The Spirit of God uses the Word of God to make us like the Son of God. To become like Jesus, we must fill our lives with his Word. Jesus prayed, “Sanctify (my followers) by the truth; your word is truth.” John 17:17 NIV

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us. 2 Timothy 3:17 The Message Jesus said, “The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.” John 6:63 NASB Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


God’s Word is unlike any other word. Without God’s Word you would not even be alive. The word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 NIV

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


You have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 1 Peter 1:23 NIV God decided to give us life through the word of truth so we might be the most important of all the things he made. James 1:18 NCV

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


God’s Word is the spiritual nourishment you must have to fulfill your purpose. I have treasured the words of God’s mouth more than my daily bread. Job 23:12 NIV

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


Crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation. 1 Peter 2:2 NIV Jesus said, “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4 NIV

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


How sweet are your words to my taste, Lord, sweeter than honey to my mouth. Psalm 119:103 NIV

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


To be a healthy disciple of Jesus, feeding on God’s Word must be your first priority. Jesus said, “If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine.” John 8:31 NASB

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


In day-to-day living, abiding in God’s Word includes three activities. 1. Accepting the Bible’s authority. Every word of God is flawless. Proverbs 30:5 NIV Everything in the Scriptures is God’s Word. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them how to live. 2 Timothy 3:16 CEV

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


I believe everything that agrees with the Law and that is written in the Prophets. Acts 24:14 NIV

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


2. Assimilating the Bible’s truth. Receive it: Jesus said, “There is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open. Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Luke 8:17-18 NIV Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


In a humble (gentle, modest) spirit, receive and welcome the Word which implanted and rooted in your hearts contains the power to save your souls. James 1:21 AMP

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


Read it: Daily Bible reading will keep you in range of God’s voice. This is why God instructed the king of Israel to always keep a copy of his Word nearby: He should keep it with him all the time and read from it every day of his life. Deuteronomy 17:19 NCV Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


Research it: Truly happy people are those who carefully study God’s perfect law that makes people free, and they continue to study it. They do not forget what they heard, but they obey what God’s teaching says. Those who do this will be made happy. James 1:25 NCV

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


Remember it: Remember what Christ taught and let his words enrich your lives and make you wise. Colossians 3:16 LB I have hidden your word in my heart, Lord, that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11 NIV Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path, O God. Psalm 119:105 NIV

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O Lord God Almighty. Jeremiah 15:16 NIV

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


Reflect on it: How I love your teachings, Lord! I think about them all day long. Psalm 119:97 NCV Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8 NIV

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. Psalm 1:1-3 NIV

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


We, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


3. Apply the Bible’s principles. Jesus said, “Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his home on the rock.” Matthew 7:24 NIV Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


Be doers of the word, and not hearers only. James 1:22 KJV

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


When Jesus had finished washing (his deiciples’) feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord” and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should to as I have done for you. I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.” John 13:12-17 NIV

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


Jesus said, “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32 KJV Leadership Principles from God’s Word: How we grow as leaders?


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