"Leadership is a Service" with Bob Kuest

Bob Kuest

Key scripture: Isaiah 55:8 – 9: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” Gods ways and thinking hasn’t changed. We need to recapture the way God is thinking.
Situation: Depressed workers – We pick up the story of Joseph when he is in prison with the Butler and Baker. They both have dreams and Joseph interprets them.
True leadership gets to know the people, knows their needs and is then able to serve the people.

Servant leaders: thinks of the needs of others and gets to meet them. A servant leader can say No and sets boundaries. The biblical description of an Elder is to visit and to know the needs. Sadly we have made eldership an office rather than a ministry.

If Joseph was power-based, he would have scolded, whipped and degraded the people but Joseph was servant – based. He “attended” Genesis 40:4 “The captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them; so they were in custody for a while.” The Hebrew word is he “gave menial service” or “waited upon”.
Leadership is NOT
1. Go - command
2. Come - command
3. Over (thinking)
Jesus leadership is not lording it over others (seeing yourself as better than others)
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