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A Study of Thessalonians (Part 4) | Effective Kingdom Leaders Do These 4 Things

The Thessalonians were a church of “irresistible influence” because they were a church of “irresistible leadership.” A Kingdom leader’s mission is to make disciples who make disciples, which means everyone is called to be someone’s leader.

THE MARKS OF AN EFFECTIVE KINGDOM LEADER…
1 Thessalonians 3:1-2 says…
“Therefore, when we could no longer endure it, we thought it good to be left in Athens alone, and sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you and encourage you concerning your faith…”
KINGDOM LEADERS EMPOWER OTHERS!

The Apostle Paul EMPOWERED TIMOTHY, a younger man who would lead the second generation in the early Church. Paul knew that a MULTIPLYING MOVEMENT demands multiplying leaders. There is no movement apart from multiplication.
Paul DEVELOPED and DEPLOYED deployed Timothy to minister through him, not merely to him. Paul had discipled Timothy, who was now being sent to disciple the Thessalonians.

KINGDOM LEADERS LOVE OTHERS!
You cannot lead people you don’t love. You can be their boss, manager, dictator, or teacher. But you cannot be their leader. Paul was more concerned with how the Thessalonians were doing than what they were doing. He was willing to SUFFER with them and SACRIFICE for them. If you’re not “bleeding,” you’re not really leading because you’re not really loving. Loving others requires sacrifice.

KINGDOM LEADERS SUBMIT TO OTHERS!
Kingdom leaders SUBMIT to others. You will never be a great or godly leader apart from HUMILITY and SUBMISSION to AUTHORITY. You will never be an effective leader if you are not an effective FOLLOWER.

KINGDOM LEADERS ARE THANKFUL FOR OTHERS!
Kingdom leaders don’t see people as “human resources” but as human beings. Who are you leading at this time? Tell them HOW THANKFUL you are for them.

Join Pastor Phil Hopper as he further explains the mindset and heart position of Kingdom leaders. This message isn’t just for church leaders. It is for parents, grandparents, co-workers, and friends.

EVERYONE IS LEADING SOMEONE!
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