The Way Of Jesus part 5

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Sermon by Pastor Glenn Harvison, March 25, 2012

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The Way Of Jesus part 5

  1. 1. Becoming Mega-Leaders Mark 10:32-45
  2. 2. The Heart of Mark: The Way• Begins with the healing of the blind man from Bethsaida, Mark 8• Concludes with the healing of blind Bartimaeus, Mark 10
  3. 3. The Heart of Mark: The Way• Jesus is leading the disciples on a physical journey from Galilee to Jerusalem• On the way, He’s teaching us about His Messiahship and our discipleship
  4. 4. 3 Steps to Becoming Mega-Leaders1. Follow Jesus at an unsafe distance! Great leaders are first great followers of Jesus!”
  5. 5. 3 Steps to Becoming Mega-Leaders1. Follow Jesus at an unsafe distance! “They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way”
  6. 6. 3 Steps to Becoming Mega-Leaders1. Follow Jesus at an unsafe distance! Safe-distance followers:• Never get close enough to develop an intimate friendship with Jesus
  7. 7. 3 Steps to Becoming Mega-Leaders1. Follow Jesus at an unsafe distance! Safe-distance followers:• Happy to amble along with the crowd
  8. 8. 3 Steps to Becoming Mega-Leaders1. Follow Jesus at an unsafe distance! Safe-distance followers:• Inconsistent in their commitment to Jesus
  9. 9. 3 Steps to Becoming Mega-Leaders1. Follow Jesus at an unsafe distance! Safe-distance followers:• Love Jesus’ promises, but don’t appreciate the price He paid
  10. 10. 3 Steps to Becoming Mega-Leaders1. Follow Jesus at an unsafe distance! Tailgaters:• Follow Jesus with a clear sense of purpose, towards a definite destination
  11. 11. 3 Steps to Becoming Mega-Leaders1. Follow Jesus at an unsafe distance! Tailgaters:• Get close enough to Jesus to “collide” with Him!
  12. 12. 3 Steps to Becoming Mega-Leaders1. Follow Jesus at an unsafe distance! Tailgaters:• Pull away from the crowd and pull closer to Jesus
  13. 13. 3 Steps to Becoming Mega-Leaders1. Follow Jesus at an unsafe distance! Tailgaters:• Serious about their commitment to Jesus and their Christian walk
  14. 14. 3 Steps to Becoming Mega-Leaders2. Become consumed with Jesus’ mission to liberate captive souls Great leaders put service above self!
  15. 15. 3 Steps to Becoming Mega-Leaders2. Become consumed with Jesus’ mission to liberate captive souls The characters on the way are caricatures of us!
  16. 16. 3 Steps to Becoming Mega-Leaders2. Become consumed with Jesus’ mission to liberate captive souls In James and John, we see ourselves: We want what they wanted!
  17. 17. 3 Steps to Becoming Mega-Leaders2. Become consumed with Jesus’ mission to liberate captive souls The interpretive key, Mark 10:45: “Service & Sacrifice”
  18. 18. 3 Steps to Becoming Mega-Leaders3. Follow Jesus’ model of servant-leadership Great leaders follow Jesus’ lead on servanthood!
  19. 19. 3 Steps to Becoming Mega-Leaders3. Follow Jesus’ model of servant-leadership 5 qualities of servant- leaders: 1) Humble & Compassionate
  20. 20. 3 Steps to Becoming Mega-Leaders3. Follow Jesus’ model of servant-leadership 5 qualities of servant- leaders: 2) Live to see the lives of others improved
  21. 21. 3 Steps to Becoming Mega-Leaders3. Follow Jesus’ model of servant-leadership 5 qualities of servant- leaders: 3) Realize that we are called to be on the giving end of service, not the receiving end
  22. 22. 3 Steps to Becoming Mega-Leaders3. Follow Jesus’ model of servant-leadership 5 qualities of servant- leaders: 4) Climb the uphill battle to help others
  23. 23. 3 Steps to Becoming Mega-Leaders3. Follow Jesus’ model of servant-leadership 5 qualities of servant- leaders: 5) Leave their rewards for service in God’s hands

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