Extraordinary Power in Leadership
How do you lead with spiritual power? What does the Bible say about spiritual power in ministry?
Stay Focused on the Gospel
There is power in the gospel! Romans 1:16 tells us that it changes the lives of people, and that includes children! If you want power in your ministry, make sure the GOSPEL is central to your teaching in your ministry. If you are going to lead, understand that there is power in the gospel message. Sometimes, we spend hours preparing our power point, sound effects, and music for the lesson and then at the end, we spend a few minutes reviewing the Scripture passage. We’ve gotten it all wrong!!
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 tells us, “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions,in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
So often, we grow the most during a time of weakness or trail in our life. We grow closer to God in the face of tragedy. Do you want to see God’s power in your ministry? Display your weakness — make your shortcomings and needs known and God will have somewhere to step in.
James 5:13 tells us, “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”. That sets two requirements:
1) Righteous Person
2) Earnest Prayer
To end our time together, Larry encouraged us pray earnestly together as groups of 3-4. We prayed for our friend Jonny and God’s direction on his life. I love when we’re able to put into practice something that we’ve learned like that, so it was a great way to finish!
Grab Larry’s Books:
- Raising a Modern-Day Joseph: A Timeless Strategy for Growing Great Kids
- Rock Solid Kids: Giving Children A Biblical Foundation for Life
- Rock Solid Volunteers: Keep Your Ministry Team Engaged