Looking to Sunday (The Hands of Jesus (Pastor’s Note))

Published August 18, 2022 by John Allen in 


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This Sunday, we continue to look at the leadership of Jesus as a model for our lives and relationships. So far, we have examined:

  • the heart of Jesus—why leaders lead
  • the head of Jesus—what leaders think

This week we’ll examine the hands of Jesus—what leaders do.

Looking at Jesus, we see the model of Servant Leadership. Servant Leadership starts as internal work, answering the question: Are we here on earth to serve or to be served? Answering this question involves the head and the heart, but we are called to act, not simply to believe. We are called to use our Hands.

Jesus always used His hands to point the way to the Father. The hands provide a powerful symbol of what we’re to do as Jesus-led leaders. The Bible is filled with vivid images of Christ’s hands at work.

With His hands, Jesus healed the sick, fed the hungry, overturned the tables of money changers, washed the feet of His closest disciples and hung from a cross to save the world. With His hands, Jesus, rescued the captive, assured the doubter, restored the fallen and called all to a higher purpose—and a personal relationship with Him.

This Sunday, we begin with the call of the disciples in Matthew 4:18-22 and follow the development of Peter’s leadership as he followed the Jesus-led model. Join us for worship, and bring a friend. Just as the rain is falling, God is pouring His Spirit out—making all things new.

See you Sunday,

Pastor John Allen

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