Who would you say has been a great leader? Is there a life coach, a financial guru, an historical leader, a political leader, or Religious leader, an author, a sports coach, military leader, or any hero you would follow if you had the chance?
Jesus said, “Follow me.” But what does he offer as a leader? Let’s consider.
1.) He focuses on the eternals, not the dead-ends. Sins forgiven.
2.) He increases the inner life, a focus on spirit, and temperance of flesh.
3.) He gets your mind off yourself. More blessed to give than to receive.
4.) He offers power to transform, and also transform others.
5.) He offers this power in the Holy Spirit. He teaches that the Holy Spirit is a living dynamo, dynamite, in us, if we follow Him.
6.) He stands against wrong, offers light, not darkness; offers truth, not lies; love, not hate; peace, not fear; and empowers us to do the same.
7.) He leads us against the great dragon, enemy of your soul.
8). We are the Lion, the Eagle, the Ox, and the Man. He sends us out like sheep among wolves. But we have power the wolves don’t understand. Sheep have the Shepherd, and follow him. We are gentle as doves but wise as serpents. Even the wolves of Rome could not defeat the sheep of Christ.
9.) We learn of things unseen, and dwell under the shadow of the supernatural.
10.) We learn the power of child-like faith, to move mountains.
Jesus says, “Follow me.” He offers to be your leader.