Dispensation of the Mosaic Law. Part 74. Biblical Principles of Leadership.


April 21, 2017

Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday, April 21, 2017 

Their position of weakness was based upon the emotional complex of sins and the arrogant complex of sins.  
Oren Harari in which he talks about “the principles and words of Colin Powell’s principles of leadership.    

1. “Being responsible means wounding people sometimes.”  

GAL 1:10 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond‑servant of Christ.  
JOH 12:43 for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God.  

2. “The day those under your authority stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped listening to and leading them.  
There must be a balance in life as PRO 11:1 says is that “A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, But a just weight is His delight.”  

a. Authority if your friend.
b. secondly, when you attack or discredit authority you are destroying yourself. c. Thirdly, don’t ever listen to evil reports about those in authority unless you have ALL THE FACTS.

1TI 5:17 Let the pastor-teachers who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching the Word of God.  

1TI 5:18 For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing [don’t distract the communicators of doctrine with your petty accusations],” and “The laborer [the pastor-teacher] is worthy of his wages [materialistic and spiritual blessings].”  

1TI 5:19 Do not receive an accusation against a doctrinal pastor-teacher elder except on the basis of two or three eye witnesses of what they are being accused of.

1TI 5:20 Those who continue in the sin of receiving accusations against the pastor-teachers, rebuke in the presence of all the congregation, so that the rest of the congregation also may be fearful of sinning against the Lord.

3. “Don’t be buffaloed by experts and elites.”  
Experts often possess more information than real judgment or discernment.  
1CO 8:1b-3, Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies. If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know; but if anyone loves God, he is known by Him.  
“Elites can become so inbred that they produce hemophiliacs who bleed to death as soon as they are nicked by the real world.”

4. “Don’t be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard.”  
5. “Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.”  
6. “You don’t know what you can get away with until you try.”  
7. “Keep looking below surface appearances. Don’t shrink from doing so (just) because you might not like what you find.”  

PRO 14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.  

PRO 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.
8. “Organization doesn’t really accomplish anything. Plans don’t accomplish anything, either. Theories of management don’t much matter.  
9. “Never let your ego get so close to your position that when your position goes, your ego goes with it.”  
Gal 6:3 For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.  
10. “Fit no stereotypes. Don’t chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team’s mission.”  
11. “Look for intelligence and judgment and, most critically, a capacity to anticipate, to see around corners.  
Look for loyalty, integrity, a high energy drive, a balanced ego and the drive to get things done.”  
12. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.”  
13. “The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise.”        

14. “Have fun in your command. Don’t always run at a breakneck pace. Take leave when you’ve earned it: Spend time with your families.  

Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.”  

15. “Realize that Command is lonely.”  
True leadership is the authority, ability, and capacity to direct, to guide, to lead, to motivate, to control in any organization where legitimate authority exists.  

Being in a position of authority does not mean or imply that the person has leadership skills.  
Leadership must be distinguished from management.  
Leadership motivates people, management regulates people.  
Management bullies and requires no honor or integrity while leadership motivates even in the dullest of routines.  

Leadership delegates authority while management abuses authority by failure to allow initiative in subordinates.  

Leadership delegates authority while management stands over a person and bullies.  

The manager-pastor has a tendency to become the volition for his entire congregation rather than allowing the believer to make his own decisions.  

The pastor-leader delegates authority to others for the administration and service functions of the local church.  

Pro 24:6, “Because through the art of leadership you will execute warfare. Therefore, victory resides in the greatness of the one who commands.” 

Leadership delegates authority; management abuses authority by trying to do all the work or take the initiative away from others.  

A leader must be organized in his own personal life. His thinking must be organized; his motivation must be consistent; his decisions and actions must follow his motivation in consistency.  

A doctrinal leader must understand both self and group discipline.  

At the same time, he must understand group discipline and its significance.  
Leadership is the authority, ability, and capacity to direct, to guide, to lead, to motivate, to control in any organization where legitimate authority exists.  

Being in a position of authority does not mean or imply that the person has leadership skills.  
Categories of life that demand leadership include: marriage, the family, government, the military, professional organizations, business organizations, academic institutions, athletic organizations, and Christian organizations.

Leadership motivates people, management regulates people.  

True leadership thrives and increases in time of pressure.  

Leadership motivates people, whereas management just regulates people.  

Leadership necessitates the establishment of authority, and authority is established through discipline.  

Management is the bureaucratic enforcement of regulations without ability and often without integrity.  
Leadership provides self-motivation from efficient function in life.  

Leadership delegates authority while management abuses authority by failure to allow initiative and motivation in subordinates.  

Leadership cannot function without honor and integrity while management produces hypocrisy, inordinate ambition, and often dishonesty.  

Leadership produces maximum results; management maintains status quo and then declines from there.  

Leadership inspires humility; management creates arrogance.  

In the local church, the leadership of the Pastor is related to his faithful and consistent teaching of Bible doctrine.  
The leader-pastor recognizes the privacy of the royal priesthood of each believer and avoids counseling or dictatorial functions that create dependency on the pastor rather than on the message he teaches.  
The manager-pastor may or may not teach Bible doctrine, but he does seek to regulate and control his people or his congregation.  

When a congregation is under the ministry of a manager-pastor, they tend to react to dictatorship of that pastor or over-respond–and both are unhealthy.  

The only role-model in the Christian life is our Lord Jesus Christ.  

The leadership-pastor seeks to protect the privacy of the congregation, while the manager-pastor seeks to invade the privacy of the congregation.  

This is why the Bible teaches in 1Co 11:28, 2Co 13:5, and Gal 6:4, examine yourself and your own work.