THE OUTER CIRCLE OF SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP 6

HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div 6. Energetic Lazy people cannot be leaders. Spiritual leaders “redeem the time” (Ephesians 5:16). They work while it is day because they know that night comes when no man can work (John 9:4). They “do not grow weary in well-doing” for they know that in…

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THE OUTER CIRCLE OF SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP 5

HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div 5. Thick-skinned One thing is for sure: if you begin to lead others you will be criticized. No one will be a significant spiritual leader if his aim is to please others and seek their approval. Paul said in Galatians 1:10, “For do I now…

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THE OUTER CIRCLE OF SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP 4

HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div 4. Self-controlled By self-controlled, I do not mean prim and proper and unemotional, but rather a master of our drives. If we are to lead others toward God we cannot be led ourselves toward the world. According to Galatians 5:23 self-control is a fruit of…

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THE OUTER CIRCLE OF SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP 3

HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div 3. Intense The great quality I want in my associates is one of intensity. Romans 12:8 says that if your gift is leadership, “Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that…

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THE OUTER CIRCLE OF SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP 2

HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div 2. Optimistic Spiritual leaders are optimistic not because man is good but because God is in control. The leader must not let his discontentment become disconsolation. When he sees the imperfection of the church he must say with the writer of (Hebrews 6:9), “But, beloved,…

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