Do you consider yourself a great leader?
Many believe great leaders are NFL football
Johnny U, Bart Starr, and Tom Brady.
Now for a hard question, do you consider yourself a great leader?
The Bible provides us many examples of great leaders:
Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, David and many others.
Today we are going to take a brief look at king David taking over from king Saul.
David made friends, battle companions, and his great
reputation long before
he became king. Hence when king Saul passed, the transfer of power to David
was an easy choice.
What does the Bible say . . .
57 As soon as David
returned from killing the Philistine, Abner took him
and brought him
before Saul, with David still holding the Philistine's head.
10 when a man told
me, 'Saul is dead,' and thought he was bringing good news, I seized
him and put him to death in Ziklag. That was the reward I gave him for his news!
All the tribes of
2 In the past, while Saul was king over us, you were the one who led
campaigns. And the LORD said to you, 'You will shepherd my people
become their ruler.' "
3 When all the elders of
with them at
4 David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years.
reigned over all
king and his men marched to
The Jebusites said to David, "You will not get in here; even the blind and the lame can
ward you off." They thought, "David cannot get in here." 7 Nevertheless, David captured
the fortress of
2 Sam. 5:17-20 (NIV) David Defeats the Philistines
When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over
full force to search for him, but David heard about it and went down to the stronghold.
18 Now the Philistines had come and spread out in the
of the LORD, "Shall I go and attack the Philistines? Will you hand them over to me?"
The LORD answered him, "Go, for I will surely hand the Philistines over to you."
David went to Baal Perazim, and there he defeated
them. He said, "As waters break
out, the LORD has broken out against my enemies before me." So that place was
called Baal Perazim.
Is it “ok” for society to choose sports heroes as role models?
Whom do you consider a great leader?
Who has taught you lessons to help you become a leader?
Does Jesus provide a good example of a great leader?
After a person becoming a great leader,
what is the next step?
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