Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Acts, Chapter 5, verse 10-11
10 At once, she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. When the young men entered they found her dead, so they carried her out and buried her beside her husband. 11 And great fear came upon the whole church and upon all who heard of these things.

Many years ago there used to be a TV commercial the used the expression, “Don’t fool with mother nature,” for if you do bad things will happen. Others might call it Karma. In Luke’s “Acts” we see that the leadership of the early church produced growth naturally.

Growth: Seven Signs of Leadership[1]

1.      Purity-the leaders didn’t settle for anything less than integrity.
2.      Power-the leaders modeled an attractive, supernatural power that met human needs.
3.      Persecution-opposition served to strengthen the leaders and their convictions.
4.      Proclamation-the leaders eagerly communicated their message.
5.      Priorities-the leaders clearly laid out their top priority, which made decisions easier.
6.      Praise-in the midst adversity, leaders maintained an attitude of gratitude and praised God for everything.
7.      Perseverance-the leaders kept right on influencing others, living a life of conviction, not caution.

[1] John Maxwell, The Maxwell Leadership Bible.


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