Leading the Pack
Pastor Phil Derstine (10-6-19)

OFF ROAD (def.) – Away from a smooth road; on rough terrain – Get off the man-made asphalt road of predictability and conformity and discover the unique adventure that God has for your life.

Leading the Pack (Our call to Leadership)In Off Road Racing being in the lead keeps you out of the fray.

  • Romans 8:19 “The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.”
  • Mathew 28:19 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…”
  • The moment you take responsibility for someone other than yourself… you become a Leader.
  • The Higher you get up the Ladder of Success… the greater Target you become!

A Leader Lives by(5 Characteristics of a Leader)

1.  Conviction

  • A fixed or firm belief
  • A state of being convinced
  • Living by absolutes, Biblical Standards
  • II Timothy 1:12“ForI know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I havecommitted unto Him against that day.”
  • Proverbs 14:34 “Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”

2.  Instruction

  • Loves knowledge, training
  • Is teachable
  • IN authority & UNDER authority
  • Matthew 8:8 (Roman Centurion) “For I am a man under authority…”

3.  Delegation

  • Doesn’t try to do it alone
  • Gives credit where credit is due
  • Is Team Minded
  • Matthew 10:1 – Jesus calls 12 disciples
  • Luke 10:1 – Jesus appoints another 70
  • I Corinthians 12:27“Now, you are the body of Christ and each one of you is a part of it.”

4.  Inspiration

  • A Divine Influence
  • Source of thought and ideas
  • Power of the Holy Spirit
  • Ephesians 3:20“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.”
  • LEADERSHIP – The capacity to influence others, through inspiration, generated by a passion, ignited by a purpose.

5.  Declaration

  • Statement of Intent
  • Goals and Aspirations
  • Faith Speaks!
  • I Samuel 17:32 (David & Goliath) “David said to Saul, Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.”
  • Matthew 20:26“Whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant.”

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