Series Building and leading your dream church.
Sermon Title: how you can turn into effective leader.
Text: genesis 12: 1-3
Purpose: 5 steps you must follow if you want to become an effective leader .
People may become leaders by responding in a healthy manner to all they encounter in life, but they will not become spiritual leaders unless God calls them to this role and equips them for it. Secular leadership is something to which people can aspire. It can be achieve on many different ways. Spiritual leadership, on other hand, in not a role that you can applies. Rather, it is assigned by God, and God determine each person’s assignment. God choose ordinary people. God saw something in their heart and led him or her into particular tasks.
Last Sunday, we talked about Joshua I can to the point that He was a person with some qualifications to continue the task which means to take his people to the promise land. Let refresh to you what type qualities and qualifications Joshua had as a God’s leader.
I. A MAN OF HUMILITY. UN HOMBRE DE HUMILDAD
A. BEFORE HE WAS A LEADER, HE WAS WILLING TO SERVE... ANTES DE SER UN LIDER. EL FUE DISPONIBLE PARA SERVIR So Moses and his assistant Joshua set out, and Moses climbed up the mountain of God. Ex. 24:
B. EVEN AS A LEADER, HE WAS WILLING TO SERVE... INLCUSO COMO LIDER, EL FUE DISPONIBLE PARA SERVIR. JOSHUA 3:7 the eyes of all the Israelites, and for the rest of his life they revered him as much as they had revered Moses.
II. A MAN OF FAITH AND TRUST IN GOD. UN HOMBRE DE FE Y CONFIANZA EN DIOS.
A. AS DEMONSTRATED WHEN SENT TO SPY OUT THE LAND... COMO LA DEMOSTRO CUANDO ENVIO LOS ESPIAS PARA VER LA TIERRA.
B. AS DEMONSTRATED IN THE FALL OF JERICHO...COMO LO DEMOSTRO EN LA CAIDA DE JERICO.
III. A MAN OF GOD'S WORD. UN HOMBRE DE LA PALABRA DE DIOS
A. HIS SUCCESS WAS DIRECTLY RELATED TO HIS ADHERENCE TO THE WORD OF GOD... SU EXITO FUE DIRECTAMENTE RELACIONADO A LA ADHERENCIA DE LA PALABRA DE DIOS.
B. TIME AND AGAIN, WE SEE THAT JOSHUA WAS TRUE TO THE WORD... UNA VEZ MAS, NOSOTROS VEMOS QUE JOSUE FUE FIEL A LA PALABRA
IV. A MAN OF PRAYER. UN HOMBRE DE ORACION
A. WE SEE HIM PRAYING FOR HIS PEOPLE'S FAILURES...NOSOTROS LO VEMOS ORANDO POR LOS ERRORES DE SU GENTE.
B. WE SEE HIM PRAYING IN THE MIDST OF WARFARE...NOSOTROS LO PODEMOS VER ORANDO EN EL MEDIO DE LA GUERRA.
V. A MAN WHO PUT GOD FIRST. UN HOMBRE QUIEN PUSO PRIMERO A DIOS
A. BEFORE THE BUSINESS AT HAND...ANTES QUE SUS NEGOCIOS QUE TENIA EN LA MANO.
B. BEFORE OTHERS... DELANTE DE OTROS
Today we are going and get into Abraham’ life and we are going to see some steps was taking and to become an effective leader that God wants. God works powerful with Abraham and turned him into a leader that many of us must Abraham’s example. Many of you knew as a father of a multitude. We are taking 5 steps you have to follow if you to become and effective leader.
1. Who was Abraham?
Abraham was born in Ur. Abraham’s agenda for his life was probably not complicated. He was raised into a place where it was herds and flocks. His wife Sarah was unable to bear a child, so parenthood was not a factor into Abraham and Sarah’ life. God’s agenda was radical different from Abraham’. God’s plan for Abraham was not that he live a settled life without children. According to God’s plan Abraham will become a father of a holy nation. His life would be a spiritual example to God’s people. Generations of believers would find inspiration on Abraham’s life.
It is very important to understand that spiritual does not happen by accident. It develops as God mature people in their character as well as in their relationship with him. Character involves wisdom, integrity, honesty, and moral purity. Relationship involves trust in God, obedience to him, and love for him.
2. First step: Abraham grew through failure. Abraham crecio atraves de sus errores.
Every event in Abraham’s life contributed to his character development. Abraham did not begin his life as a paragon faith, but gradually, over many years, he developed a mature an deep relationship with God. God used Abraham’s failures to prepare him for leadership. For example, God specifically instructed Abraham to leave his family behind, but instead Abraham took Lot with to Canaan, and later we can Abraham interceded for Lot his brother when God decided to destroy Sodom and Gomorra. Gen 18:16-33
3. Second step: Abraham built spiritual landmark. Abraham construyo señales o puntos de referencias espirituales.
Every time, that Abraham came to a milestone in his life, or whenever he learned something new about God. He built an altar Genesis 12:7-9 look this verse.
Each altar provided a testimonial to Abraham’s growth in understanding God’s ways and to his trust in God. For today, leaders, spiritual markers provide a backdrop by which that can see where God has helped them mature in their relationship with Him. One thing we have to observed and pay attention when Abraham moved without consultation to God. For example when he went to Egypt, the results were disastrous.
4. Third step: Abraham’s experience God’s redemption. Abraham experimento la redención de Dios.
God allows Abraham to made mistake, because he was not a perfect person. Abraham made some lies for example when he was in front of Pharaoh.
There was more work to be done in his life before he could entrusted with raising another patriarch. God continued to forgive Abraham and to work in his life until Abraham becomes the model of faith of generations of God’s people. Sometimes some leaders like to play role and I have very spiritual person. I Co. 10:12 Apostle Paul warning us “ Asi que, el que piensa estar firme, mire que no caiga.” 12 If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall.
Abraham growth on his life, and he did not take shortcuts. Abraham understood and learned a lesson about God’s timing and people timing.
God sees things from an eternal perspective. People see things from a temporal view. Spiritual leaders must wait patiently on the Lord, regardless how long it talks. God always proves how patience we are. If you want to see great things in our life we have to wait for the proper time when told us to move forward.
5. Forth step: Abraham demonstrated his faith. Abraham demostro su fe.
By the time Abraham was a senior citizen, God had developed him into a godly character and father. Still, God had even greater plan for him. God intended for Abraham to ve more than a father to Isaac, he wanted him to the father of the faithful, a model of faithfulness for the rest of time.
Abraham took a deep relationship with God and God tested Him very high. God asked him to make the most difficult decision of his life. Genesis 22:1-3
There was no a mistaking what was asking. The question was would Abraham obey. Most of the time, the problem with Christian leaders is not that they don’t know what God wants them to do.
Abraham obeyed God.
It is very important, through obedience people experience God working through their life and they come to know more about God’s character.
Abraham received the single most difficult assignment God had ever given to any man and he obeyed without hesitation. In passing their test, Abraham not only went deeper in his relationship with God, he also demonstrated what it takes if I want to become a great leader.
He understood through his faith generations and generations will be impacted.
6. Fifth step: Abraham becomes a friend of God. Abraham vino a ser un amigo de Dios.
What was the result of God’s work in Abraham’s over the years? He became a godly person, he became the patriarch of a nation, he became father of the faithful. But the most important Abraham became a friend of God. 2 Chronicles 20:7 O our God, did you not drive out those who lived in this land when your people Israel arrived? And did you not give this land forever to the descendants of your friend Abraham? 7 Dios nuestro, ¿no echaste tú los moradores de esta tierra delante de tu pueblo Israel, y la diste a la descendencia de Abraham tu amigo para siempre?
Abraham is the only person to whom Scripture gives the distinction. God called his friend.
Abraham was far from perfect. He made mistakes. God made the decision to turn him into a man of faith. The key was not that Abraham attended all the best leadership seminars. The key was that he came to know God and he allowed God to transform him into a leader through his obedience
God appoints leaders. People may apply for various leadership positions, but God is the one who ultimately determines which leadership role you will have. And you must obey God and allow him to change our character.
He could be a painful process.
God building takes time.
You have to obey him and led him to redeem your life for good.