Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Servant Leadership


Earlier this month, I was privileged to be a part of the Middle School Leadership Retreat at Camp Wabanna. I was scheduled to speak to the 7th graders about Servanthood. I chose to speak from Mark 10 - where Jesus challenged His disciples to live above the worldly way of thinking.

"Jesus called them together and said, 'You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.'" Mark 10: 42-45 (NIV)

He made it clear through the four bolded words above the importance of serving others. Want to be the prime one of importance (great) - then be the servant (diakonas) - the waiter, servant, deacon. If you want to be the #1 guy (first) - then you must be the slave (doulos- bondslave) of all.

The greatest role in life that you can play is living a life in service to others. Not the modern mindset by any means - but the heavenly one with great rewards.

Today - try to outdo each other in serving one another.

For Kingdom Education,

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