“Jesus. The Ultimate in Godly Leadership.” by Kirby Barnett

Jesus was God’s leader. This was shown in John 3:1-21. Nicodemus recognized something special about Jesus. Jesus seemed to possess a unique authority in everything He did or said. So Nicodemus confessed to Jesus, “No one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him”(John 3:2). With this statement Nicodemus showed his understanding of the identity of Jesus Christ. Nicodemus also recognized that God had sent Jesus. But it was much more than that. He wasn’t just sent, he was God in the flesh. Since none of us could match His leadership, He led by example and provided a model we can follow. This can be done by allowing His spirit to empower and guide us.

There is no better example of godly leadership then what Jesus Christ did in Luke. Everything He did, every word He spoke was an example of godly leadership. Jesus would help those that needed Him most. He healed the sick, cast out evil spirits, and raised the dead. All of the people that Jesus ministered and helped had needs. They hoped that not only would He help them, but he would show them compassion. Jesus being the perfect man, fulfilled all of their needs and did not disappoint. In Luke 7:16, this was displayed by the people saying “A great prophet has risen up among us”, and “God has visited His people”. So again, we need to allow God’s spirit to guide and direct us to help the people of the world. It is our job as believers and leaders of Christ to show love and compassion to those in need and open the door for them to know Jesus. This is an extremely tough challenge, but we must strive daily to be more Christ like. In my humble opinion, by showing love and compassion we will help others and win more people to His kingdom. Jesus was the ultimate teacher and leader. Continue to strive to be more like Him.

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