This section will demonstrate what love looks like in situations when a leader is under pressure, criticized, or tempted to retaliate.Audio File Lecture Outline Detailed Outline
- Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
- Assemble a list of concrete examples of insensitivities and rudeness that leaders are more susceptible to as they work with church members and colleagues.
- In your own words, describe some of the qualities of a leader who is always putting others first.
- Describe the benefits of a leader who does not keep a record of wrongs suffered.
- Ask your spouse or a trusted friend or colleague to evaluate you in the following areas as they relate to ministering to people: A. Am I ever rude to those I am serving? B. Do I tend to insist on my own way; am I sensitive to others? C. Do I tend to become irritable under stress, or am I self-controlled? D. Do I at all become resentful when things don’t go according to my agenda? E. Do I rejoice when misfortune befalls my adversaries, the difficult people in my life, or those who have hurt me? F. Do I rejoice when others are promoted or blessed even though I am not? After the pain goes away, bring the input to the Lord and ask Him to help you become a more loving leader.
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