Discernment

Principles for Choosing New Teammates (217-3)

The suicide of Judas, the member of the team who had betrayed Jesus to the temple guards, left a vacant leadership position among the apostles. The criterion used by the disciples to choose a replacement leader for Judas seems a little sketchy but there are a few transferable principles to consider…

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The Wise leader will insure there is a succession plan. (217-1)

Wise leaders have a plan for the time they will no longer lead their team. Read John 21:15-19. Several weeks have gone by since Jesus’ death and resurrection. Some of Jesus’ disciples have left Jerusalem and gone north to their home territory near the Sea of Tiberias. The disciples had fished all night and had…

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Timing is Critical to Effective Leadership (215-3)

The timing of a leaders actions can be critical in how effective the action is to bring about the desired result. Read John 11:1-16. Jesus was nearing the end of His earthly ministry. Jesus and His disciples had just left Jerusalem amid accusations of religious heresy and some outright threats from the religious leaders when…

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