Life of Prayer

Leading like Jesus

James 3:1 says “Not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged more strictly.” The authority and power that comes with being a leader has enticed mankind throughout history. The lure of power has been the demise of many, this is how the devil became the devil. Jesus flips the role of a leader on its head. He defined leadership as servanthood: “Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant.”

 

To complete this module…

  • Watch/listen to the first six episodes of our Prayer Podcast

  • Read this article

  • Complete the Doers practical application steps below

Doers

If you do not yet have a daily discipline of prayer, start today. Select a 10-15 minute period of time and block it out on your calendar for the next week. Practice praying. Use the Lord's Prayer as your guide.

If you already have a daily discipline of prayer, choose one of the following steps:

1. Add a second prayer moment to each day. Let Psalm 23, 100 or 103 shape that moment (2-10 minutes).

2. Begin an experiment of keeping God near to your conscious thoughts throughout the day. How often can you return your attention to God each day an what difference does that make to your mood, your responses and your decision making?