February 26, 2023
Too often we are tempted to power up and use that power over others. Instead, Jesus calls us to a life of surrender. What does a life of surrender look like rather than powering up?
“Leadership is influence. Nothing more. Nothing less.” John Maxwell
You are influencing someone somewhere
The devil led him up to a high place and showed him (Jesus) in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6 And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone 8 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’” Luke 4:5-8
“Right at the beginning, Jesus faced the questions of what kind of Messiah he was to be.” ESV Bible
Life’s greatest temptations:
For everything in the world—the lust of the eyes, comes not from the Father but from the world. 1 John 2:16
What power looks like:
Something to think about:
“Anything short of complete surrender to Christ will leave you ultimately empty.” Jesus finishes with this.
To lead like Jesus means this:
It costs something to be a true Christian. Let that never be forgotten. To be a mere nominal Christian and to go to church is cheap and easy work. But to hear Christ’s voice, follow Christ, believe Christ, and confess Christ, requires much self-denial. J.C. Ryle