Graceful Truth — Leadership

THE ABSOLUTE NECESSITY OF UNSELFISHNESS IN LEADERSHIP

Bill Elliff Leadership

All the people were quarreling throughout all the tribes of Israel ... Thus he turned the hearts of all the men of Judah as one man. (2 Samuel 19:9,14) There is a price to leadership. A leader cannot do whatever they want, for others are following, and their actions and emotions lead just as strongly as their decisions. David, the King of Israel, and his men had won a great battle. The problem was that the enemy was none other than Absalom, David's own son. In the process, Absalom was killed. Instead of rejoicing over the victory and the men's...

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GRASPING

Bill Elliff Leadership

grasping: “to seize upon, hold firmly” A good grip is important at times. A firm handshake is always preferable over a limp hand. A good grasp of the facts is important in any endeavor. A tight hold on a rope when mountain climbing is a life and death matter. But there are some things we should hold with a loose hand. There are places we grip that we should release. Jesus is our great example. Who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking he...

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IS INSECURITY LIMITING YOUR LEADERSHIP?

Bill Elliff Leadership

Every great leader is a humble servant, but also a strong, confident leader. But, this strange mixture of humble confidence comes from a source that is deeper than most realize. One of the great leadership passages in the Bible is the historical account of Jesus washing the disciple’s feet. After this breath-taking model of servanthood, he framed the leadership lesson. “You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I gave you an example that...

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The Mighty Men who Have a Completely Alternate View are Greatly Used

Bill Elliff Featured Leadership

It is easy to predict what most men think and how they will respond in almost any circumstance. Born separated from God, we all live life on our own. We trust in ourselves, think for ourselves, and respond in kind. Therefore, our only resources are what we have. Men have learned to exist in this ungodly way and there is an easily recognizable graph of their responses with two extremes. There are some who become full of themselves, vainly thinking they can handle anything. The word at this end of the spectrum is PRIDE. You can always predict how a...

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Your Role as a Leader

Bill Elliff Leadership

All of us lead someone ... in our home, church, business, and community. So how do we lead well? Samuel said that there are two primary essentials. Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct you in the good and right way. (1 Samuel 12:23) WE MUST PRAY FOR THEM This doesn't mean talking about prayer, or merely thinking about prayer. It means PRAYING for them. Specific and continual prayers. I saw an incredible clip of a praying parent today. It's worth your...

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