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What does Jesus think of being a “servant leader”? Hint: Can you say “Argle Bargle”?

What does Jesus think of being a “servant leader”? Hint: Can you say “Argle Bargle”?

There is a lot being said, by “leaders”, about being servant leaders. I have a friend that has written a book on it. He runs a truly great company. It seems to work for him. The premise is you can be a leader as long as you are a servant.

What does Jesus think? Can you say “Argle Bargle”? Argle Bargle is meaningless talk. It is hokum. Jesus isn’t enamored with my being a leader who serves. Jesus calls on me to be a servant or a slave. Jesus thinks it is Argle Bargle to be called a leader.

Please take a minute to read what Jesus says about this.

1 Peter 5:1-4

“To lovingly lead His people into righteousness by faith – that is the role of a leader.”
In this message, CTCI Director Larry Pons takes us through the book of 1 Peter.

WATCH the Full Video HERE.

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True Fathers – Tim Bryant

We live in a world where men are portrayed as being out-of-touch, old fashioned, intolerant and sometimes just plain stupid. On television Fathers are mocked and are to be pitied most of all. It seems that no one is more out-of-touch! While it’s true that we have brought some of this on ourselves by our own actions, … I want to remind you that we are created in His image and He has a totally different perspective on what it looks like AND means to be a man.

A Good Shepherd

It is a joy and privilege to have such a diverse staff here at CTCI, not only in terms of their individual talents and abilities, but also in the different cultural perspectives that each brings to our work and family environment.

Here is a devotional thought from our beloved Ambiorix Caldéron (native from the Dominican Republic) on his perspective on what it means to be a good shepherd. (See below for an English translation):

Esta mañana mientras caminaba en la cerca, me di cuenta que los obejos me seguian dondequiera que yo caminaba.  Me hizo pensar en Jesús cuando dijo, “…el pastor llama a cada obeja por su nombre y las obejas reconocen su voz…y cuando ya han salido todas camina delante de ellas y las obejas lo siguen porque reconocen su voz.  

¿Y tú, quiere ser un pastor que te sigan las obejas, y que te conozcan?  Tu ejemplo determinará si las obejas te sigan.

-Ambiorix Caldéron (CTCI Staff)

(Translation)

This morning as I was walking in the field, I realized that the sheep were following me wherever I went.  It made me think of Jesus when he said that the Shepherd calls every sheep by name and the sheep recognize His voice. When they have all come out, He walks before them, and the sheep follow him because they recognize His voice.”

What about you?  Do you want to be a shepherd whom the sheep know and follow?  Your example will determine if the sheep will follow you.