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New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church

Pastor Stanley M. Jacobs, Sr.

LEADING GOD’S PEOPLE


Deuteronomy 31:7-8 (NLT2) 

7 Then Moses called for Joshua, and as all Israel watched, he said to him, “Be strong and courageous! For you will lead these people into the land that the LORD swore to their ancestors he would give them. You are the one who will divide it among them as their grants of land.
8 Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

 

Leaders must walk ahead of the people therefore, leaders are always in the spotlight. Leadership is not a job for the faint-hearted and requires a close relationship with God. Leadership also demands courage. Courage is not the absence of fear but the disregard of it. Fear is focusing on the bad things that might happen while discouragement is focusing on your feelings or failures. Effective leaders rely upon God’s presence, perspective, and promises.

 

Remember that the passion to save lost souls is what drove Jesus to the cross. God singled out one lost soul in Jericho, Rahab, and saved her and her family. God is focused on saving one lost soul. If the way in which we lead is not centered around the saving of the lost, we have missed the point.


Blessings to All