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Leadership Qualities: Relationships Part 4

Difficult People-2 Samuel 21:1-14

Every leader faces difficult people and draining circumstances. The following difficult personality types commonly accost leaders today:

Type Strategy
1. The Sherman Tank: rides over people 1. Consider the issue; stand up if important.
2. The Space Cadet: lives in another world 2. Find and develop their unique gifts.
3. The Volcano: explosive, unpredictable 3. Remove from crowd, listen, be direct.
4. The Thumb Sucker: self-pity, pouts 4. Don’t reward; expose them to real trouble.
5. The Wet Blanket: always down 5. Be honest, don’t cater; don’t let them lead.
6. The Garbage Collector: attracts the worst 6. Challenge their statements; force honesty.
7. The User: demands lots of time, energy 7. Set boundaries; require accountability.

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The Law of Victory: Part 17

 Jesus Reigns-Revelation 22:12-16

You can almost hear John gasp as he describes the conditions of the Holy City, with its crystal clear river, its streets of transparent gold, and its splendid trees.

Christ has practiced the Law of Victory for the final time, finding a way for His people to win. He shares His victory, like a rich man shares his inheritance with his family. There is great consolation, great celebration, and great confirmation in this victory, as the Ultimate Leader keeps the promise of victory He made through the Old Testament prophets. The final book of the Bible refers to this victorious Leader by several names:

  1. Faithful witness (1:5)
  2. Firstborn from the dead (1:5)
  3. Ruler of the kings (1:5)
  4. Alpha and Omega (1:8)
  5. Lion of the tribe of Judah (5:5)
  6. The root of David (5:5)
  7. The Lamb (17:14)
  8. The Word of God (19:13)
  9. King of kings (19:16)
  10. Lord of lords (19:16)

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Leadership Qualities: Relationships Part 9

Paul Affirms by Name-Romans 16-1-21

Paul sent his personal greetings to a variety of individuals in Rome. Perhaps this was Paul’s way of establishing credibility with his readers, since he had never visited Rome. In any case, we see the warm, relational approach this tough leader practiced.

Note that the first few people Paul greets are women: Phoebe, Priscilla, Mary. Many pillars of the early church were faithful ladies who ministered and gave strong leadership. Jesus’ life began with a woman named Mary and ended at His resurrection with a woman at the tomb. Recall several women in the New Testament.

  1. Anna (Luke 2:36-38)
  2. Bernice (Acts 25:13)
  3. Candace (Acts 8:27)
  4. Chloe ( 1 Cor. 1:11)
  5. Claudia (2 Tim. 4:21)
  6. Damaris (Acts 17:34)
  7. Dorcas (Acts 9:36-41)
  8. Drusilla (Acts 24:24)
  9. Elizabeth (Luke 1:5, 13)
  10. Eunice (2 Tim. 1:5)
  11. Herodias (Matt. 14:3-10)
  12. Joanna (Luke 8:3)
  13. Lois (2 Tim. 1:5)
  14. Lydia (Acts 16:14)
  15. Martha, Mary (Luke 10:38-42)
  16. Mary, the mother of Jesus (Luke 1:26-46)
  17. Mary Magdalene (Matt. 27:61)
  18. Phoebe (Rom. 16:1, 2)
  19. Priscilla (Acts 18:2, 18)
  20. Salome (Matt. 20:20-26)
  21. Sapphira (Acts 5:1)
  22. Susanna ( Luke 8:3)

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