Hypocrisy. It's the antithesis of leadership. It's confusing, it's misleading, and it's destructive.
- Who are you a leader to?
- How can you demonstrate consistent leadership in your life?
- Who are you following and what kind of a leader is he or she?
00:14 You know the gavel of authority can be a great thing. It can also be a foreboding thing. Listen to what Jesus says about the gavel of authority. We're in Matthew 23 today, and we're starting in verse one. "Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and said to his disciples, 'The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses; therefore, all that they tell you do and observe, but do not do and observe the things that you see for they say things and they do not do them."
00:47 Hypocrisy. It's the antithesis of leadership. It's confusing, it's misleading, and it's destructive. Leadership is consistent. The one you follow is the one you trust. Jesus always did what he said and condemned those who didn't then he dared to forgive our inconsistencies. Next time somebody hands you the gavel. Think about Jesus' word. A true leader walks his talk.
01:16 The discussion questions today are this: who are you a leader to? If you're a high school student, there's a junior high student looking up to you. Number two, how can you demonstrate consistent leadership in your life? And number three, who are you following and what kind of a leader is he or she? The lifeline for today is this: there is no place like home to forgive inconsistencies and where we strive to be more consistent and walk our talk.