In the eighth installment of the “Destined” series, Pastor Dwayne looks at Paul discussing how Christians are predestined to be great leaders in Ephesians chapter 5. He uses the passage to deal with several issues including guidelines for leaders.
Destined For Leadership
Destined, Part 08
Everyone arrives somewhere. Christians arrive at a predetermined destiny.
Christians are destined to be the best leaders.
Luke 22:25 – Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors.
Euergetēs [yu-er-GAY-tes] – Benefactor, title of honor, given to those that had done their country service, and upon princes
Christians rule as servants.
Luke 22:26-27 – 26 But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves. 27 For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.
What kind of leader are you?
Guidelines For Leaders
Ephesians 5:21 – 21 Submit to one another out of reverence for
Lead marriages with unconditional love.
Ephesians 5:25, 33 – 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her … 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself
Lead children with rules that can be followed. Ephesians 6:4 – 4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children;
instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
o Train them spiritually.
o Train them emotionally.
o Train them psychologically.
Lead all others without favoritism.
Ephesians 6:9 – And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.