This is the beginning of a series on leadership from a perspective that most people would probably not have considered before. It is one in which we explore and study the Bible through the lens of leadership. It is based on the premise that the Bible is the Christian’s resource book for every area of life, one of the key areas being leadership.
It has often been said that the first person you lead is yourself, and so in many ways this series applies not only to people who are currently in leadership roles, but also to those who are either developing or emerging leaders, as well as those desiring or aspiring to lead. Equally, I believe the series will be of benefit to those in non-formal leadership positions; as the insights are universal principles which are applicable to everyone, no matter where they are in the journey that we call life.
This series is based on the premise that God is supreme; He has no equal, He can see all things, has all power and therefore is able to do all things. He was before the beginning and will remain after the end of the world. The Bible tells us that from everlasting to everlasting He is God and God alone. His unrivalled position means that He has much to teach us and we have much to learn from Him, through His word
Through the Bible we see the many aspects of leadership; the good, the bad and the ugly. We see the rich, we see the poor. We see kings as well as commoners; malevolent malcontents, as well as benevolent benefactors. We see many dos and don’ts about what it means to be a leader. We see the highs and lows of men and women who occupied leadership positions; those who did wonderfully well, as well as those who were abysmal. We see judges, kings, seers and servants, as well as traitors and tyrants; we see liberators and brutal thugs. From each we draw lessons of what to and what not to do. We draw lessons from incredible examples of human courage, simplicity of life, and generosity of spirit.
Through the events and happenings that took place in the lives of the characters in the book, we will draw many life application and life-changing lessons, for our personal benefit; as well for those we have the privilege of leading.
As we journey sequentially through each book of the Bible, starting from Genesis, we will review the stories and incidents, highlight salient points, glean and apply the leadership insights and lessons from the lives of the men and women concerned.
My prayer and expectation is that what we explore and learn together will enrich your life, and help you to be a more effective leader, better equipped to help others on their leadership and life journey.
Copyright Emmanuel Mbakwe 2017©
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About the Author:
Emmanuel Mbakwe is a Pastor, an apostolic leader, business advisor, leadership coach, mentor, and published author. He is the immediate past General Overseer of the Apostolic Church UK. His vision and heart’s desire is to help people realise their God-given potential and fulfil the purpose of God for the life.