Leaders You Can Follow - South Jordan
THINK ABOUT IT: You end up at the same DESTINATION as the person you FOLLOW.
Titus 1:1-11 - Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ to further the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness—2 in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, 3 and which now at his appointed season he has brought to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior, 4 To Titus, my true son in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior. 5 The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you. 6 An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. 7 Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. 8 Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. 9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it. 10 For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision group. 11 They must be silenced, because they are disrupting whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach—and that for the sake of dishonest gain.
TODAY’S MARCHING ORDER: Raise up leaders who KNOW the way, GO the way and SHOW the way.
3 QUESTIONS ASKED OF LEADERS IN THE CHURCH
- Do they live out in PRIVATE what they teach in PUBLIC?
- Are they easy to ADMIRE and hard to ATTACK?
- Do they make it EASIER to understand TRUTH and HARDER to believe LIES?
CONSIDER THIS: What makes leaders in the Church worth following is not so such about WHAT they do but rather WHO they follow.
1 Corinthians 11:1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
KEY TRUTH: JESUS is a leader you can follow.
- Typically, what does someone have to do to get you to shift from a place of indifference to trust? What causes you to shift from a place trust to distrust or suspicion?
- Read Titus 1:1-11. Spend some time as a group making observations about the type of leadership to embrace and to reject.
- The Apostle Paul makes a big deal about family relationships. What would your current family relationships tell others about your leadership?
- Read 1 Corinthians 11:1. What objections or concerns does culture present when it comes to seeing Jesus as a leader worth following? What makes Jesus a leader worth following?
- Looking at Titus 1:6-10, what are some growth areas in your life? What steps are you taking to grow in that area? How can our group support you in that?