Message: X-Factors Of A Godly Leader
(1 Timothy 3:1)(NIV) Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task.
Godly Leader – Someone in a POSITION OF INFLUENCE that chooses to POINT OTHERS to God.
- Godly leaders put their HOPE IN GOD ALONE.
(Psalm 25:1-3) (NIV) 1In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. 2I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. 3No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.
(2 Corinthians 3:5)(NIV) Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.
- Godly leaders seek GOD FOR DIRECTION.
(Psalm 25:4-5) (NIV) 4Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. 5Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
(1 Corinthians 11:1)(NIV) Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
- Godly leaders know God’s MERCY & LOVE.
(Psalm 25:6)(NIV) Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.
(John 15:12)(NIV) My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
- Godly leaders CONFESS THEIR SIN.
(Psalm 25:7-8) (NIV) 7Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you, Lord, are good. 8Good and upright is the Lord; therefore, he instructs sinners in his ways.
(James 5:16)(NIV) Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
- Godly leaders WALK HUMBLY WITH GOD.
(Psalm 25:9)(NIV) He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.
(Micah 6:8)(NLT) O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
- Godly leaders know GOD IS FAITHFUL.
(Psalm 25:10)(NIV) All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.
(Romans 8:28)(NIV) And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
- Godly leaders give God ALL THE GLORY.
(Psalm 25:11)(NIV) For the sake of your name, Lord, forgive my iniquity, though it is great.
(Hebrews 13:21)(NLT) may he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.
- Godly leaders know those who FEAR GOD are wise.
(Psalm 25:12)(NIV) Who, then, are those who fear the Lord? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.
(Psalm 111:10)(NLT) Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true wisdom. All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom. Praise him forever!
- Godly leaders know those who FOLLOW JESUS will succeed.
(Psalm 25:13-14) (NIV) 13They will spend their days in prosperity, and their descendants will inherit the land. 14The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.
(Proverbs 16:3)(NLT) Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.
- Godly leaders keep FOCUSED ON JESUS.
(Psalm 25:15)(NIV) My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare.
(Hebrews 12:1-3) (NLT) 1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. 3Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up.
- Godly leaders commit ALL THINGS TO PRAYER.
(Psalm 25:16-20) (NIV) 16Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.17Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.18Look on my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins.19See how numerous are my enemies and how fiercely they hate me! 20Guard my life and rescue me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
(Philippians 4:6-7) (NLT) 6Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
- Godly leaders believe INTEGRITY MATTERS.
(Psalm 25:21) (NIV) May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you.
(Psalm 78:72)(NIV) And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them.
(Titus 2:7)(NLT) And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching.