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Leadership Principles from God’s Word:

CHOOSING Mario Denton Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Choosing


Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Choosing


Overall purpose of this series on Leadership Principles To provide concepts and tools for effective leadership and management so that you can: • Be more anointed in your workplace. • Use these material to facilitate the work of evangelism. Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Choosing


Objectives • 1. Participants will review the Gideon case of choosing leaders. • 2. Participants will understand why God doesn’t choose the way we choose. • 3. Participants will become aware how God raises a leader. Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Choosing


Passage to memorize Psalm 86: 9-12 Teach me your way O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you o Lord my God with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Choosing


Lessons from Gideon about choosing leaders. Judges 7: 1-25

Gideon attracted to many volunteers.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Choosing


Note the lessons from Gideon’s problem • 1. A committed leader often attracts many people. • 2. God wants the credit for our victories. • 3. Early and latter fallout often occurs before the battle begins.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Choosing


Note the lessons from Gideon’s problem • 4. God doesn’t choose the way we choose. • 5. God wants quality of leaders, not necessarily quantity of leaders. • 6. A few committed leaders with a strategy will bring victory and outshine those without commitment and strategy. Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Choosing


Why does God choose unlikely leaders. Judges 7: 16-25 • • • •

To catch the attention of the world. To bring honour to Himself. To keep the message simple. To prompt reliance upon Him, not people. • To fill us with His power.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Choosing


GOD REDEEMS

GOD CROWNS AND SATISFIES

GOD HEALS

GOD PARDONS

How God raises a leader: Psalm 103:1-5 Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Choosing


GOD GOD CROWNS God pardons: REDEEMS AND Leaders mustSATISFIES put

their past shame or blame behind GOD GOD them.

HEALS

PARDONS

How God raises a leader: Psalm 103:1-5 Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Choosing


GOD God heals: They GOD CROWNS REDEEMS must become AND healthy and SATISFIES be

liberated from old wounds.

GOD HEALS

GOD PARDONS

How God raises a leader: Psalm 103:1-5 Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Choosing


GOD REDEEMS God redeems:

GOD CROWNS AND They SATISFIES

see their abilities and personality redeemed. GOD HEALS

GOD PARDONS

How God raises a leader: Psalm 103:1-5 Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Choosing


GOD GODcrowns: They CROWNS • God are REDEEMS AND crowned with gifts and SATISFIES

a place to serve. •God satisfies: They feel satisfied and GOD GOD fulfilled as they live out PARDONS HEALS their role.

How God raises a leader: Psalm 103:1-5 Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Choosing


Remember We can position people, but only God exalts them. We can develop others, but only God raises them up. Isaiah 23: 1-18

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Choosing


Prayer Focus • Father, In the name of Jesus, I surrender myself to walk in the Word. Your word living in me produces the Life in this world. • The word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. It makes my way plain before me. • I boldly and confidently say that my heart is fixed and established on the solid foundation – the Living Word of God! Amen Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Choosing


Lord you are more precious than silver  

LORD YOU ARE MORE PRECIOUS THAN SILVER LORD YOU ARE MORE COSTLY THAN GOLD LORD YOU ARE MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN DIAMONDS AND NOTHING I DESIRE COMPARES WITH YOU WE EXALT THEE, WE EXALT THEE WE EXALT THEE, OH LORD WE EXALT THEE, WE EXALT THEE WE EXALT THEE, OH LORD  

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Choosing


Learning, application and commitment: James 1: 22-25 • “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. • Do what it says. • Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in the mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. • But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it - he will be blessed in what he does.” (NIV) Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Choosing


Learning, application and commitment • One of the Biblical truths (principles) that I have learned from this lesson was … • I intend to apply this truth (principle) in my business/Ministry by: ….. • With the help of the Holy Spirit, I will begin applying this truth immediately. I ask and expect my group to hold me accountable for this and to check with me periodically to determine if I am doing so. Please ask me ….. Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Choosing


Jesus said: Take what I have given you and change the world!

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Choosing


Blessings from Mario Denton   Let's keep the good coaching vibes alive. Let's network. Become a member of the Strong Message People and Change Management Coaching Forum.   Tel (w) + 27(0) 82 88 29903. e-mail address: marden@mweb.co.za Website: www.strongmessage.co.za Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Choosing


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Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Choosing


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