All In as a Servant Leader

Nehemiah 5:1-19

 

Servant leaders actively listen to the needs of those they lead.  5:1-6

 

Servant leaders confront those who are selfishly taking advantage of the faithful. Vv. 7-8

 

Servant leaders challenge the faithful to do what pleases God. Vv. 9, 11-13

 

Servant leaders sacrificially deny their privileges to meet the needs of the faithful. Vv. 10, 14-18

 

Servant leaders are blessed by God when they sacrificially serve others.  Vs. 19

 

“Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.  And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.”  I Peter 5:2-4

 

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.  Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.  Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:  Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.  And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!” Philippians 2:3-8

 

Application:

  • Who has God called you to lead?  How are you leading?
  • Who has God called you to follow? How are you following?