What makes Christian leaders distinctly Christian?
Some say it’s how they lead—by serving others rather than using forced authority.
Some say it’s the motivation—they lead for Jesus’ sake and to build up the body of Christ.
Those are both great answers, but I believe distinctly Christian leadership is based upon the promises of God.
By some estimates, there are somewhere around 5,000 promises of God in the Bible. Our God is a promise-making God. He is a covenant-keeping God. He made promises to every major leader in the Bible—such as Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, Daniel, and Paul.
And God makes promises to you and me, too.
You can base your ministry on a variety of different factors, from your own cleverness to your own giftedness. I’ve chosen to base mine upon the promises of God. I have found, as Joshua did at the end of his life (read Joshua 21:45), that every one of God’s promises has been fulfilled.
I’ve built my ministry on these eight promises.
1. “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him”
(2 Chronicles 16:9 NIV).
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