TITLE: Courage to Lead
TEXT: Joshua 1:6-18
PROPOSITION: It takes courage to be a leader.
KEY WORD: Criteria
1. Courage to divide. (6)
A. Joshua - divide the land - complaints, unequal, unfair
B. Jesus - (Matthew 10:32-33)
C. Stand for truth = Some who disagree will cause division
2. Courage to observe the law. (7)
A. Titus 1:9-11 Hold the word, exhort unruly, stop mouths
B. 2 Thessalonians 3:6 - church discipline
C. Against false teaching - "Change Agents"
D. Protect against inroads of denominational error, liberalism
3. Courage to Continue On. (9)
A. After the storm, after the smoke clears, after the dust
B. 1 John 1:7 "keep on walking in the light"
C. John 8:31 Continue in my word, disciples indeed
D. Colossians 1:23 If ye continue in the faith
4. Courage Against Rebels. (18)
A. Romans 2:8 Contentious and obey not the truth
B. 1 Corinthians 11:16 If any seem to be contentious
C. Romans 10:21 God to Israel, Stretched hand to disob. people
Timothy 3:2 Men shall be lovers of self, covet, boast, proud, unholy
E. Titus 1:16 Profess to know God, works deny him, disobedient
Think About This:
WHAT IF YOU WERE TRYING TO LEAD 200 PEOPLE?