The Servant Leader

This is an excellent post about the biblical role and responsibility of husbands and fathers in the home. A proper understanding of patriarchy is lacking in the church and this excerpt from Clyde Pilkington, Jr.’s upcoming book sheds light on what the Bible says regarding true spiritual leadership.

The Patriarchs' Journal

You are aware that the chiefs of the nations are lording it over them, and the great are coercing them. Not thus is it to be among you. But whosoever may be wanting to become great among you, let him be your servant, and whoever may be wanting to be foremost among you, let him be your slave, even as the Son of Mankind came, not to be served, but to serve, and to give His soul a ransom for many (Matthew 20:25-28).

If anyone is wanting to be first, he will be last of all, and servant of all (Mark 9:35).

In these passages Christ laid before His apostles the divine principle of spiritual leadership, concerning which A.E. Knoch (1874-1965) wrote,

While the Son of God was in sad contemplation of the deep humiliation of the cross, His disciples were puffed up with pride, arguing about their own greatness…

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