For the past 18 months I’ve been part of a leadership development initiative where I’ve learned so much about what it means to lead as a follower of Christ. I wrote the following reflections for a homework assignment.
For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest (Luke 9:48).
Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in his steps (I Peter 2:24).
strength in weakness
strategize by faith
Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it (Luke 17:33).
He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed (I Peter 2:21).
ambition please him
decrease he’ll increase
step up defer
a crown the cross
You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight (Luke 16:15).
For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— because anyone who has died has been set free from sin (Romans 6:6-7).
prideful brought low
self-righteous chief of sinners
judgmental saved by the blood
prone to wander safe
dirty whiter than snow
From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked (Luke12:48).
Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass (I Thessalonians 5:24).
possessing nothing child of God
hell-bound settled in heaven
unloved extravagant love
all wrong completely forgiven
all mine surrendered to my Savior