Chance Faulkner is a regular guest poster on NoSuperHeroes with Does Knowing Equal Changing and the very popular, The Gospel that is Not. Chance returns with some reflections on a “new” style of leadership.
Jesus is the greatest man who has ever lived and who will ever live. He is also the greatest leader who has ever lived and who will ever live. Jesus is the embodiment of authority and rule.
What does this authority look like?
Jesus’ authority is shown in a different way than we might expect–through his selfless, sacrificial servanthood of his life, death and resurrection.
“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” (Phil 2:5–8).