Sermon Outline, January 22, 2016, “Strong Leadership”
A strong leader demonstrates Commitment.
~ A strong commitment to the Person of Jesus Christ.
~ Philippians 1:21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
~ Philippians 3:7 But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.
~ A strong commitment to the Word of Jesus Christ.
~ I Peter 3:21 Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you—not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience—through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
~ I Corinthians 6:9-10 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.
~ John 10:30 I and the Father are one.
~ II Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
~ II Peter 1:20-21 But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, 21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
~ I Timothy 2:12 But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.
A Strong Leader demonstrates Competence.
A competent leader demonstrates Character.
~ I Timothy 3:2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
A competent leader fulfills Responsibility.
~ I Timothy 3:1 It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.
~ Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.
A competent leader confronts Problems.
A Strong Leader demonstrates Conviction.
Conviction reveals Confidence.
~ Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
~ Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
Conviction reveals Courage.
~ Matthew 10:32-33 “Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven. 33 But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.