A Culture Of Leadership (1 of 4) by Steve Jones

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A Culture Of Leadership (1 of 4)
Series: Culture of Leadership
Steve Jones
Acts 20:17

Name that Patriot quote:

Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! - Answer: Patrick Henry

I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth-God governs in the affairs of men, and if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it possible that an empire can rise without His aid?

Answer: Ben Franklin

It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and to humbly implore His protection and favor. Answer: George Washington

The reason that Christianity is the best friend of Government is because Christianity is the only religion that changes the heart.

Answer - Thomas Jefferson

The highest story of the American Revolution is this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.

Answer - John Adams

The American Revolution was a time of great leadership. Something about that environment, that culture, encouraged leaders to rise to the top. Likewise, in the church today, we need a leadership culture. We need an environment wherein leaders will emerge for the benefit of the Kingdom.

In Acts 20:17ff the Apostle Paul is on his third missionary journey. He stops in the city of Miletus long enough to send for the elders of the church in Ephesus to come and meet with him. These elders are the overseers, the pastors, the leaders of the church in Ephesus. They have been personally taught, trained and mentored by Paul. Once they all get together Paul gives them a speech in which he revisits the three years he spent with them and Luke records the speech.

As you read this passage it's immediately evident that the theme is leadership. Paul himself was a great leader. The only physical descripti ...


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