True Leaders Serve – John 13:1-20

From my reading in John 13:1-20 in the One Year New Testament.

Jesus is the ultimate leader yet served his disciples.

The night before he was crucified Jesus washed his disciples feet and then said,

“Do you understand what I was doing? You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am. And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.” John 13:12–15

Jesus was Lord yet he served.

Those of us who God has granted leadership should serve! We should follow the example of Jesus in serving others. Jesus said,

“Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them.” John 13:17

The blessing comes when we put into practice what Jesus taught us.

People will respect us as leaders if we serve. We will show them that we are not leading for our sake but for them and for God. A leader who serves is the greatest kind of leader.

I pray that I will grow as a servant as God gives me more leadership and I hope that those of you who lead who are reading this will take their role as servant seriously.

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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