Ambition and Servant Leadership

May 18, 2009 — 1 Comment

Jesus washing Peter's feet

Ambition poisons Christian leadership.  Jesus painted a picture of what a servant is when he washed the disciples’ feet that night before his last Passover.  Paul the Apostle reminded the Philippians,

“Have this mind in you that was also in Christ Jesus…who made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant…he humbled himself…” (Phil. 2)

Humility is often more prized in public than cultivated in our inner hearts.  An article in Pastors.com, The Seduction of Ambition, by Lance Witt,  gives a crucial warning and helpful advice, especially for those of us who  seek to be Christ-like servant leaders.

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One response to Ambition and Servant Leadership

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    bestelkado.nl - normaal December 1, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Hey! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I really enjoy reading through your articles. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same topics? Thank you!

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