THE BIG IDEA: To review men in the Bible that God called and used in His service to make Him great among men.
BIBLE FACT: God uses His own sovereignty to process and to call whom He wills into His employment to represent and to serve Him.
How God Chooses The Man
God takes the man (Divine invitation)
God breaks the man (Divine motivation)
God makes the man (Divine dedication)
God blesses the man (Divine inspiration)
God uses the man (Divine exaltation)
Abraham: God’s Greatest Servant Leader
(Identifying The Servant Leader In You)
By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
God did not make men to be stagnant and standing still but moving about, making decisions and flowing like a river. Life’s most productive moment is a result of men taking the risks and leading to demonstrate it. God’s man must learn, lead and live. His adventuresomeness and passion for what God has put in him must ultimately rise to the surface and be revealed to the world.
Within in every man and every boy there is a servant leader. God uses a process in life to help the servant leader within a man or boy to rise to the surface. Within this evolving servant leader is something that God want him and those around him to take note. So, every man and every boy must be consciously aware that God is busy at work in the heart and soul bringing out the emerging servant leader.
Perhaps the most important question, at this point, could be: Have you discovered the servant leader in you? The ruler, the decision maker, the activist, the get-it-done, the succeeder, the progresser, the winner, the champion and other unquestionable positive actions that make others to recognize and know the servant leader in you. Every man and every boy has a servant leader within him. He may be still emerging.
Every servant leader is not a good or great servant leader. Great servant leaders in the early days were chosen by God. To the most part, they serve well as they honored God. But, as with every servant leader there are weak moments and strong moments. There are flaws and failures or difficult learning experiences. However, God was always merciful to the servant leader. Servant leaders are generally noted for their work and servanthood. Great servant leaders honored their work but at times forgot about God in their serving.
What is the meaning of Servant Leadership?
DEFINITION of Servant Leadership: The servant leadership intends to promote the well-being of those around him. Servant leadership involves the individual demonstrating the characteristics of empathy, listening, stewardship and commitment to personal growth toward others.—John C. Maxwell
I. Abraham’s calling and charge from God; Genesis 12:1-3
A. God’s call to separate from familiarity and common; v.1; Psalm 1:1
B. God’s promise to Abraham’s service and leadership; v.2
C. God’s protection of Abraham and his promise; v.3