EXODUS: Lessons in Leadership

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  • Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016
  • Speaker: Eric Van Scharrel
  • Series: EXODUS
  • Scripture: Exodus 18:5, 13-24

“You and the people with you will certainly wear yourselves out, for the thing is too heavy for you. You are not able to do it alone.”
–Exodus 18:18

Leaders don’t need to be GOD; they need to LISTEN to and FOLLOW Him (Exodus 33:7-11). 40 – 40 – 40

The problem of BURNOUT, a.k.a. ‘passion EXTINGUISHED.’

Marks of ‘Biblical Leadership:’

  1. The INTEGRITY to do the right thing;
  2. The RESOLVE to do things the right way;
  3. The HEART to do things for the right reasons; and
  4. The HUMILITY to acknowledge your errors and limitations along the way.

If you need to grow as a leader…

  • Are you being a faithful FOLLOWER? (1 Corinthians 11:1)
  • Do you have a MENTOR? And are you INVESTING in others?
  • What will SUSTAIN you?


Questions for reflection/discussion this week:

  1. Would you consider yourself a leader? Spend some time talking about the areas in your life where you are called to leadership.
  2. What makes a good leader? List the qualities that make a good leader that way.
  3. How was Moses formed as a leader, and how did he continue to grow throughout his decades as a leader? What process might God follow to form you as a leader now?
  4. Share what’s going on in your life, and spend a few minutes in prayer for one another.