7 Ways To Lead Like Jesus

While going through the Manhood Restored study recently I reread John 17 through the grid of how Jesus prayed for and led His followers. Eric Mason made some application to the specific role of husband/father, but i believe these principles apply to any leadership assignment. So here are 7 ways to lead like Jesus from John 17.

1. Teach your followers who God is. “I have revealed You to those whom You gave Me out of the world.” (vs 6a)
2. Continually pass along to them what God is teaching you. “For I gave them the words You gave me and they accepted them.” (vs 8a)
3. Pray for them. “I pray for them.” (vs 9a)
A. Pray for their protection. “My prayer is not that You take them out of the world but that You protect them from the evil one.” (vs 15)
B. Ask God to set them apart through the Truth. “Sanctify them by the Truth; Your word is Truth.” (vs 17)
4. Protect and guard them. “While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name You gave Me.” (vs 12)
5. Teach them the Word. “I have given them Your word…” (vs 14a)
6. Engage them in God’s agenda. “As You sent Me into the world, I have sent them into the world.” (vs 18)
7. Never stop submitting yourself to God. “For them I sanctify Myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.” (vs 19)

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