Called To Leadership
1) First we must become HIS DISCIPLE [one who accepts and assists in spreading the doctrines of another ]
Mat 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
each day being a new day, we start by denying our self and have devotions to the Lord [start with time with the LORD]
Luk 14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
[forsaketh=to cause to remain behind]
we need to put aside our worldly possesions, our prideful accomplishments, and put Jesus first
Joh 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
[continue in my word]-we need to study, and do the will of God
2) Second, we become chosen instruments [to acomplish God’s purpose]
Joh 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
chosen=one who is the object of choice or of divine favor
ordained= to invest officially (as by the laying on of hands) with ministerial authority
Act 9:15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
We are a chosen vessel [a person into whom some quality (as grace) is infused a child of light, a true vessel of the Lord]
3) Third, we are called
[call=to summon to a particular activity ]
Mar 1:17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
When we are called of the LORD, what will we
decide to do, will we act on it-or dissmiss it?
Mar 1:18 And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.
we see here what Simon & Andrew did, was act on the calling that was given them!
4) Fourth we are called as minister to those that are
lost and dieing in sin!
[minister=providing spiritual or religious guidance to other
these next verses speak of a watchman [also
haveing the same duty as minister]
Eze 3:17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
Eze 3:18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Eze 3:19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
Eze 3:20 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Eze 3:21 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.
if we see the opportunity to minister to someone
hurting, lost, needing the gospel, what will we do?
it blesses not only the one ministered to, but us also
5) Guidance [How do we know when-or-how to be that leader]=PRAY
2Sa 2:1 And it came to pass after this, that David enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah? And the LORD said unto him, Go up. And David said, Whither shall I go up? And he said, Unto Hebron.
David prayed for guideance, and God answered,
and David recieved the guideance he prayed for
and acted on it!
2Sa 2:3b and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron.
2Sa 2:4 And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah.
6) Pastors [When seeking God’s direction with prayer
we also have our Pastor to help]
Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Eph 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Jer 3:15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
If GOD has put a desire in your heart for a ministry,
helper, or leader, Pray about it, and seek your pastors
guideance, and GOD will do a work through you for
the furtherance of the Gospel [the act of helping something to become more successful or advanced]
Some of the leadership roles I’ve been in are the
starting up and leading in missions commities twice
and now media ministry, always with Prayer and the Pastors guidance!