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Christ Jesus and Leadership

Autor:   •  March 15, 2012  •  Essay  •  712 Words (3 Pages)  •  1,277 Views

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Abstract

This report will quote a couple of scriptures I believe depicts Christ as a leader and/or a servant. It will delve into why I believe His followers related to him more as a servant than a leader. In conclusion, I will explain why humility makes a great leader.

A leader or a servant

The bible depicts Christ as a leader and/or the head of the body, but as well as a servant. Christ is the head of the body as stated in Ephesians 4:15, “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ” (NIV). In John 13:4-5 Christ was described this way as a servant, “(Jesus) rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded” (KJV). I feel this passage describes Christ’s humility and leadership. Although he is God, he still came down to walk amongst his people to show that he could be like them and serve them how he wishes to be served. The bible states Jesus saying to his disciples, “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” (NIV). Although he is a leader throughout the world, he was still willing to lay his down his life on the cross for whom he considers his friends. Leaders, once they build and maintain relationships with their peers, do not feel they have a hierarchy over them. Christ further lets his followers know during this same passage, that they are not his servants because a servant does not know his master’s business. Humility, service, and love are great characteristics for leaders or servants.

Followers relate

I feel as though Christ

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