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Leadership in the Church

Summary:
Confidence –    Saul had confidence in himself and his army    Gideon was scared out of his wits, but obeyed God
Counsel –    Rehoboam picked the plan that stroked his ego    Joshua trusted God to keep his word, and followed a plan that sounds silly
Credit –    Moses did okay with miracles and stuff when saying it was God’s work    Moses got in trouble for not giving God credit for a miracle    Moses had a speech impediment, yet was chosen as God’s Mouthpiece

The scared for something brave, the less capable for something important, what is that?
1 Corinth 1:25-29
God wants credit for His action, and does not want boasting.  Salvation is the same, because God is consistent.  Ephesians 2:9 not by works, so that no one can boast.

Jesus says lead by serving: foot washing example.  Business world – scrum principle: the “ScrumMaster” does not assign who, or what next, they just support so that the ones with the gifts can work without distractions.  In the church that means Pastors shouldn’t wait tables: Acts 6:1-4

Christ is the head of the church, so even our leaders are just following him.  They are only a step ahead on the normal Christian walk, and no different from me or you. (I don’t think I made that point properly)  1 Corinthians 11:1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.

You too can step into a role that others would see as leading.  You can serve.