Houston Forward Times

05 March 2014 Written by  Rev. Manson B. Johnson II

Lesson 4: The Making of Champion Leaders

Jeremiah 29:10-14

THE BIG IDEA: Champion Leaders are given to make life better for others in the will of God.

BIBLE FACT: Only God can design true leaders in any generation; and when He does they always rise to the occasion to meet the challenges of the day.

In order to be a leader a man must have followers. And to have followers, a man must have their confidence. Hence the supreme quality of a leader is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, on a football field, in an army, or in an office. If a man’s associates find him guilty of phoniness, if they find that he lacks forthright integrity, he will fail. His teachings and actions must square with each other. The first great need, therefore, is integrity and high purpose. ---Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bits & Pieces, September 15, 1994, p. 4.

 

Champion Leaders follow Divine order to set priority among God’s people. Exodus 13:1-22

 

Moses taught Israel to sanctify a period for God to be first among the people; vv. 1-5

 

Moses was responsible to establish a male tradition or memorial to be remembered by each generation forever; vv. 8-12

 

Moses was responsible to establish the right answers to history for each generation of youth; vv. 14-17

 

Moses follows God’s leadership for Israel’s deliverance in hopes of better future remembering the past; vv. 18-22