Lead Like Jesus - The Temptation To Be Powerful // Week #2

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

  • Does my leadership influence people to know Jesus?
  • Do I lead like Jesus?

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:

  1. The temptation to be _____________.

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:

  • It’s what _____________ for me rather than what _____________ for me.
  • It’s _____________ power over _____________ power.

Something to think about:

  • Where in my life do I power up?

“Anything short of complete surrender to Christ will leave you ultimately empty.” Jesus finishes with this.

To lead like Jesus means this:

  1. I will live a life of _____________ rather than _____________. 
  • Where in my life is there a lack of surrender to Christ?

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

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