Another disciple said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus told him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”   Mt 8:21-22

The time Jesus had on earth was short - and He devoted it to training and instructing others.

Jesus' response to a man is very important here - He recognized what was most important and kept to it.

I tend to be swayed by other peoples' desires. I'd say, "Ok, we'll wait for you." But Jesus was saying, "We're heading this way, either hop on or get our of the way!"

LEADership. Jesus had a great, big convoy and he knew where He was leading it. He knew what not to stop for.

He had direction, motivation & education.

Direction - We're healing & teaching til the cross
Motivation - I love God & these people...
Education (of where to put His time) - We won't stop here - or there. We must keep moving. He knew where not to stop.

Do you know where NOT to stop? Do you have a "To-Don't" list?

I really need to make one...

Keep your eyes on the goal. Eagle-eye it. Don't ignore people, but say, "This is where I'm heading - I need to know if you want to join me or not."

Mt 8:21-22


What do you need to no longer stop for?
In other words, what's holding you back from running with what you've been called to do?

What have you been called to do?

Write down these three things:
      1) Direction - where you're heading
      2) Motivation - your motivation for your direction
      3) Education - your knowledge of where not to stop.

LeaderCanoe ’09 – Leadership Event!

For Jesus Christ!

What does God’s Word (the Bible) say about you and leadership?

As a believer in Jesus Christ, you are called to be a leader!

“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”   Matthew 28:18-20

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.”  2 Timothy 4:12

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.”  1Timothy 4:12

“To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.”  1 Peter 2:21

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”  1 Corinthians 10:31

(All verses are NIV – New International Version)

“We still have the opportunity to reach a lost and dying generation with the love of Christ. It’s your generation, it’s now in your hands, it’s now your watch. What are you going to do about it?”  - Franklin Graham