Topical Listing of Sketches of Leadership

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Shepherd Leadership, Caring for the Flock
1       God as Shepherd. Psalm 23, John 10:1-5, 10-15.
2       Call of a Shepherd: John 21:15-19, Ezekiel 34:1-6.
14     The Heart of a Shepherd:  1 Peter 5:1-4.
93     Concentric Circles of IntimacyMark 3:7-19
113    The Hospitality of GodJohn 2:1-11.

Servant Leadership, Building Trust
3       Leader Leads by Serving: Mark 1:40-44, Mark 5:24-34.
4       Leader Serves by Leading: John 13:1-17.
5       Leader Serves by Leading: Mark 10:41-45.
74     The Lawyer and the Good Samaritan. Luke 10:25-37.
103    The Servant’s Question. Mark 10:32-55.
126    The Last Will Be First. Matthew 19-27-30, 20:1-16.
143    A Capable Team Leader Who Can Find?  Proverbs 31:10-31.
162. Opposition to Change. Nehemiah 4:1-23. 

Leader’s Relationship with God, God serves and heals us even as he calls us into ministry
11      Relationship with God: Psalm 50:7-15, Isaiah 64:4, Luke 12:35-38, Acts 17:22-25.
12     Motivation for Discipleship: Mark 8:34-38, Mark 10:28-31, Mark 10:41-45.
13     Why did Jesus go to the Cross? Mark 10:41-45, Hebrews 12:1-2, Philippians 2:1-11.
71     The Lost Boys and the Searching FatherLuke 15:1-2, 11-32.
77    The Master Who ServesLuke 12:22-38
84    Distraction and Focus. Luke 10:38-42.
105   Acceptable OfferingsMark 12:38-44, 14:3-11.
106   Render to Caesar, Render to GodMark 11:27-12:17
114    Life and DeathJohn 11:1-7, 17-44.
117    Glorify the Son. John 17:1-26.
159   God’s Commitment to his Name (Hezekiah 4).  2 Kings 18:36-19:20, 32-37; Psalm 50:14-15.

Influence Leadership, God offers wisdom to those who lead
10      Leadership Styles: Mark 1:17-19, 35-38; Mark 4:10-13, 24-25; Mark 6:6-13, 30; Matt 28:18-20.
34      Good Question Asking: Mark 5:9, Mark 8:22-30, Mark 9:14-29, Mark 10:35-37, 51.
35      Wisdom and Leadership: 1 Kings 3:5-28, James 1:5-8.
73      The Sower and the Soils. Luke 8:4-18.
94.     The Secret of the Kingdom. Mark 4:1-34.

Conflict and Sin, Addressing sin well so people will respond
8       Leader as Sentinel: Ezekiel 33:1-9, Hebrews 3:12-14.
9       The Sentinel in Conflict: 1 Samuel 25:14-35.
72     The Two Debtors. Luke 7:36-50.
101    Have Salt in Yourselves. Mark 9:30-10:16.
120   Be Perfect. Matthew 5:17-48.
125   Impossible Debts and Heroic ForgivenessMatthew 18:19-35.
150   How to Mock an Idol. 1 Kings 18:17-40.

Visionary Leadership, Seeing the world as God does and calling others to faith in God’s work
16      The Leadership of Aaron and Moses: Exodus 32:1-29.
21      Leadership of King David: 1 Chronicles 29:1-14.
23     Leading with Vision: Haggai 1:1-15.
24     Gaining God’s Heart for the Campus: Jonah 3:10-4:11.
26     Preparing for Growth: 2 Kings 4:1-7.
41      Seeing Your Campus as a Mission Field: Genesis 12:1-4, Jeremiah 29:1-14. God
143    A Capable Team Leader Who Can Find?  Proverbs 31:10-31.
157    The Great Restoration (Hezekiah 2). 2 Chronicles 29: 1-30, 36. 158.
158    The Great Passover (Hezekiah 3). 2 Chronicles 30:1-27.
161. Recruitment and Resentment. Nehemiah 2:8-3:11. 

Management, Delegation & Execution
10      Leadership Styles: Mark 1:17-19, 35-38; Mark 4:10-13, 24-25; Mark 6:6-13, 30; Matt 28:18-20.
22      
Standing in the Gap: Prayer and Planning: Nehemiah 1:1-2:8.
61      Delegation and EmpowermentExodus 18:13-26, Acts 6:1-7.
80     The Shrewd Manager. Luke 16:1-9.
143    A Capable Team Leader Who Can Find?  Proverbs 31:10-31.

Leadership Development, Helping to develop the leadership of the next generation
6       Transformative Influence 1: John 1:35-51, John 4:27-27. 
7       Transformative Influence 2: John 15:1-17, John 21:15-19.
10      Leadership Styles: Mark 1:17-19, 35-38; Mark 4:10-13, 24-25; Mark 6:6-13, 30; Matt 28:18-20.
28     Entrust to Faithful People: Mark 3:7-19; 2 Timothy 2:1-2, 14-15
30     The Mechanics of the Kingdom: Mark 4:1-13, 21-34.
43     Apprentice Apostles: Mark 6:1-13, 30.
65     An Impatient Young Leader. 2 Samuel 14:25, 15:1-12, 18:9-15.
66     Leader in Crisis.      2 Samuel 15:13-31, 18:33.
73     The Sower and the Soils. Luke 8:4-18.
83     The King’s BusinessLuke 19:11-27.
90     Preparation for the Kingdom. Mark 1:1-20.
93     Concentric Circles of IntimacyMark 3:7-19.
94    The Secret of the Kingdom. Mark 4:1-34.
97    Ministry and RestMark 6:30-52.
98    Second Chance Ministry. Mark 6:35-44, 8:1-10.

Reproducing Leadership, Multiplying ministry by calling others into partnership
28    Entrust to Faithful People: Mark 3:7-19; 2 Timothy 2:1-2, 14-15
30    The Mechanics of the Kingdom: Mark 4:1-13, 21-34.
47    Leadership and Modeling: Acts 20:18-35, John 13:12-17.
83    The King’s BusinessLuke 19:11-27.
92    New Wineskins for Fresh WineMark 2:18-3:6.
116    Bear Lasting Fruit. John 15:1-17. 
160   The Legacy of Success (Hezekiah 5). 2 Kings 20:1-21:2.

Relationships and Marriage, living at peace with each other and seeing each other heal and grow.

91     The Healing Touch of God. Mark 1:40-2:17.
95     Fear and Faith: The Two Storms. Mark 4:35-5:20
101    Have Salt in Yourselves. Mark 9:30-10:16.
120   Be Perfect. Matthew 5:17-48
123   Do Unto Others. Matthew 7:1-29

Prayer
​22     Standing in the Gap: Prayer and Planning: Nehemiah 1:1-2:8.
25     Praying with your Eyes Open: 2 Kings 6:8-23, John 4:30-35.
27     Jesus at Prayer in Luke.  Short passages in Luke.
29     Missional Intercession: Romans 8:18-27, Exodus 33:1-5, 12-17.
75     Teach us To Pray. Luke 11:1-13.
82     How to Pray So that God Hears You. Luke 18:1-14.
84     Distraction and Focus. Luke 10:38-42.
100   Only By Prayer. Mark 9:9-29.
104   The Fig Tree and the Temple. Mark 11:7-25.
121    Virtue Signaling and Prayer Closets. Matthew 6:1-18.
149   The Training of a Prophet. 1 Kings 17:1-24.
154   Calamities Large and Small. 2 Kings 6:1-23.
162. Opposition to Change. Nehemiah 4:1-23. 

Character and Faith of a Leader
15      Ambition and the KingdomMatthew 6:31-33, Mark 10:41-45, Luke 14:7-11; 1 Tim 3:1; James 3:13-16.
16      The Leadership of Aaron and Moses: Exodus 32:1-29.
17      The Authentic Jesus: Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 10:42-45.
19      The Reluctant Leader: Exodus 2-4 verses.
20     Faith in Failure: Mark 9:14-29, Romans 8:18-27.
46     Confidence in Christ: Philippians 3:1-9.
49     Resistance to God’s Work: John 13:1-17.
63     Touch Not the Lord’s Anointed. 2 Samuel 1:5-16; 16:5-14; Psalm 105:7-15.
64     Acceptable Confession. 2 Samuel 2:1-15; Psalm 51: 1-6, 10-12.
65     An Impatient Young Leader. 2 Samuel 14:25, 15:1-12, 18:9-15.
66     Leader in Crisis.      2 Samuel 15:13-31, 18:33.
67     The Plumbline and the Chaplain. Amos 7:1-17.
83     The King’s Business. Luke 19:11-27.
95     Fear and Faith: The Two Storms. Mark 4:35-5:20.
96     Fear and Faith: The Two Daughters. Mark 5:21-43.
107   Birthpangs and Death Throes. Mark 13:1-37.
115    Crisis, Anxiety and Faith. John 13:31-14:21.

Money and the Cost of Discipleship
68     Toil, Honest Work and Fruitful Labor. Genesis 1:1-5, 26-28; 2:17; 3:17-19; Matthew 6:25-34; Philippians 1:21-24; Ephesians 4:28.
69     The Lifelong Journey. Mark 1:17-19, 35-38; 8:29-38; 14:26-31; John 13:3-8, 21:17-22.
76     The Cheated Brother and the Rich Fool. Luke 12:13-21.
78     Parties and Priorities. Luke 14:1, 7-24.
79     Count the Cost. Luke 9:51-57, 14:25-33.
80     The Shrewd Manager. Luke 16:1-9.
81      The Rich Man and Lazarus. Luke 16:19-31
99     Listen to Him! Mark 8:21-9:8.
102    Wealth and the Kingdom of God. Mark 10:17-31
105    Acceptable Offerings. Mark 12:38-44, 14:3-11.
108    The Two Trials. Mark 14:53-72.
109    The Ransom and the Model. Mark 15:1-39.
122    God’s Job and Our Job. Matthew 6:19-34.
123    Do Unto Others. Matthew 7:1-29.
124    Hidden Kingdom. Matthew 13:31-35, 44-53.
128    The Glory of the Children of God. Romans 8:18-39

Difficulties in Leadership
18      The Leader and Burnout: 1 Kings 19:1-18
19      The Reluctant Leader: Exodus 2-4 verses.
20     Faith in Failure: Mark 9:14-29, Romans 8:18-27.
48     Successful Failure: Matthew 14:22-33.
49     Resistance to God’s Work: John 13:1-17.
61      Delegation and Empowerment. Exodus 18:13-26, Acts 6:1-7.
66     Leader in Crisis.      2 Samuel 15:13-31, 18:33.
67     The Plumbline and the Chaplain. Amos 7:1-17.
92     New Wineskins for Fresh Wine. Mark 2:18-3:6
97     Ministry and Rest. Mark 6:30-52.
98     Second Chance Ministry. Mark 6:35-44, 8:1-10.
105    Render to Caesar, Render to God. Mark 11:27-12:17.
162. Opposition to Change. Nehemiah 4:1-23. 

Response to the Word 
30     The Mechanics of the Kingdom: Mark 4:1-13, 21-34.
31      Engaging the Hearers, Encounter: Nehemiah 8:1-12.
32     Confusion and Discernment: Luke 24:13-35.
33     Doers of the Word, Response: James 1:18-27.
34     Good Question Asking: Mark 5:9, Mark 8:22-30, Mark 9:14-29, Mark 10:35-37, 51.
44     Dwelling Place of God: Exodus 40:34-35, John 1:14, Acts 2:42-47, Rev 21:1-7.
73     The Sower and the Soils. Luke 8:4-18.
94     The Secret of the Kingdom. Mark 4:1-34.
107    Birthpangs and Death Throes. Mark 13:1-37.
110     The Faithful Women. John 20:1-18, Mark 16:1-8.

Evangelism and Missions
17      The Authentic Jesus; Matt 21:1-11; Mark 10:42-45
41      Seeing Your Campus as a Mission Field; Genesis 12:1-4, Jeremiah 29:1-14
43     Apprentice Apostles; Mark 6:1-13, 30
51      Jesus and Apologetics: Mark 12:18-27. 
52     Five Thresholds of Conversion: John 4:5-40.
53     Ready to Proclaim the Good News: Acts 8:26-40.
54     Bridging the Gap: Acts 17:16-34.
55     Strands of Conversion: Acts 8:29-38; 10:39-31, 44-47; 26:11-18.
56.    Creative Evangelism, Its Opponents and Enthusiasts. Acts 14:1-20.
57.     Plan B Ministry Vision. Acts 15:35-16:15.
62     Apostolic Incarnation. 1 Cor 9:19-27, 2 Timothy 2:1-9.
70     Cross-Cultural Entry Posture. Acts 10:1-36, 44-47.
91      The Healing Touch of God. Mark 1:40-2:17
111      Power to Become Children. John 1:1-23. 112         .
112    Come and See. John 1:35-51.
113    The Hospitality of God. John 2:1-11
119    The Happy Disciples. Matthew 5:1-16.
127   The Missionary Task. Matthew 28:16-20, Acts 1:1-9

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