The Making of a Leader Part II of chapter 2
- The same Jesus that enabled those leaders to live lives of faith will enable you to live a life of faith!
- Our greatest challenge as a leader is to develop a godly character. (Prov. 4:23)
The Integrity Check in depth
- Dan. 1:8-21
- Inner conviction – religious
- Response – stuck to his conviction
- Expansion – greater influence
- Different kinds of checks…
Various Integrity Checks
- Values – determines convictions
Conflict against ministry vision – tests faith
- Temptation – tests conviction
Alternative in guidance – tests calling
- Persecution –which tests steadfastness
- Loyalty – which tests allegiance
- Restitution – which tests honesty
Some Fail this test
- Saul – I Sam. 15 13-14.
- Integrity is foundational to effective leadership; it must be instilled early in a leader’s character..
- This check is valuable for helping a leader learn to recognize, understand and obey God’s voice.
- Gen 22: 1-2
- Obey when it seems illogical
Examples of Obedience
- Acts 5:1-11
The Word Check
- This tests the leaders ability to understand or receive a word from God personally and then allow God to work it out in his/her life.
The right to influence
- The right to influence comes from the ability to clarify God’s truth to others.
One word gift
- Leaders always have at least one word gift along with others that make up their gift mix.
Primary word gifts
- Teaching, prophecy, and exhortation.
Secondary word gifts
- Apostleship, evangelism, and pastoring.
Word checks combined
- Word checks are frequently combined with integrity checks and obedience checks, because the revealed truth will test integrity and obedience.
Why Pass the word check?
- Passing the word check leads to more truth.
I Sam. 3:1-10
- Samuel obeyed God and delivered the word even though it was a hard word.
Failure of a word check?
- Failure to pass a word check often results in repeated lessons and lengthened development time.