Spiritual Leadership outline: (1) Grounded in the gospel Tit 1:1-4, (2) Manifest in character Tit 1:5-9, (3) Manifest in ministry Tit 1:10-16. Faith-Hope-Love occurs again and again (1Th 1:3, 1Co 13:13, Col 1:4-5, Heb 6:10-19). Paul summarizes his conduct with the Thessalonians as a living example (1Th 1:2-6). They became examples (1Th 1:7-8). What makes a good leader? Learn how to follow. Who are you imitating? Elisha exemplifies leadership; as a rich heir; he is working with the servants on the 12th yolk of oxen — the worst job (1Ki 19:19-21). The prophet's mantel was sack-cloth; he ran after Elijah in eagerness and confidence. Elisha burned his yokes and threw a party. A man of god has to be humble enough to be lower than the lowest around you. Timothy was not to be a phony (1Ti 4:6-16). The man of God is: (1) Spiritually exercised; (2) example to others to follow; (3) devoted to the truth and living-out of it in life; (4) the gift he's been given becomes the mission of his life so as to be a blessing to others; (5) he judges himself day by day according to the word of God. The man of God is also: (1) a fugitive — "flee"; (2) a follower — "pursue" (3) fighter — "fight the good fight" (1Ti 6:11-12).
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