Jesus Christ Leadership Case Study is a part of Leadership Stories, a series of biographies of great leaders in history that have impacted the world in a huge way.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, as known by Christianity. He lived in ancient Israel in the first century and is known by many as the Son of God.
Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross for all of mankind’s sins so that man's sins may be forgiven by God; he died, was buried and was resurrected on the third day.
According to History and the Synoptic Gospels Jesus Christ was born around 4 BC in Israel. It would be a turbulent time as Herod would come to know about a new ‘King of the Jews’ and order a slaughter of all the newborns.
Jesus managed to escape to Egypt with his parents from the carnage back in Bethlehem. He eventually returned to his home country Israel at a young age.
His ministry began in Nazareth at 30 years old where he would perform many healings, miracles and even resurrection of the dead. However, he was deemed by the religious leaders of the day to be a blasphemer and they constantly plotted against him.
Eventually they managed to get one of his disciples Judas to betray Jesus by bribing him. Jesus was arrested, crucified and was buried.
However, he miraculously rose again on the third day; and before he ascended into heaven, he tasked his disciples to bring the good news of the gospel to the ends of the world.
Jesus Christ is the most powerful leader of all time; no matter what you believe about him, it is most amazing to see that even after 2,000 years after he lived, the message he tasked his disciples to preach to the world is still happening today.
Great conquerors like Alexander the Great, the Roman Empire, Genghis Khan have rose but have now fallen, but 2,000 years after Jesus Christ came to establish his kingdom, it still exists and thrives today all over the world.
There are countless leadership lessons we can learn from him, but here are a few:
1.Lead by example
Jesus always led by example in everything that he told his disciples to do. Whatever he expected them to do; he always showed them how to do it first. He would perform healings and miracles and eventually we would see the disciples doing the same thing.
The best way you can lead is by example. In today’s world, many leaders expect their subordinates to perform tasks which they themselves are incapable of doing. This destroys their credibility and causes them to lose the respect from their followers.
Before you expect your team to keep a standard, ensure that you’re keeping it yourself first.
Jesus had great faith and with that faith, he managed to perform all his healings and miracles. On a several occasions, he credits the healings to the recipient’s faith.
This illustrates to us the power of what faith in your life can do. Having a spirit of expectancy sets you up for greater things ahead; and not only that, you lift up the spirits of your team members as well.
No matter what’s going through in your organization, your faith will aid you in overcoming it, as well as have your team put their trust in you as well.
There are many more lessons you can learn from the greatest leader of all time; you have to pick up books yourself and read about him: there’s simply too many books written about him that you probably can’t finish it in your lifetime!
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
“What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.”
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
“Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.”
“The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”
“Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done.”
“For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.”
» Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa was an Albanian Roman Catholic, and was a famous humanitarian who started the Missionary of Charities. For most of her life, she spent it ministering to the poor, sick and needy people all over the world.
» Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Gandhi was a political and spiritual leader of India. Through his cause, he helped India gained its independence and is honoured in India as the Father of the Nation.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, as known by Christianity. He lived in ancient Israel in the first century and is known by many as the Son of God. Christians believe that Christ was crucified on the cross for all of mankind’s sins; that he died, was buried and was resurrected.
Buddha is the founder of Buddhism, also known by many as the “enlightened one”. According to history, he achieved enlightenment under a Bodhi Tree after 49 days of meditation. He then travelled throughout Nepal and India to preach the Way.
» Kong Hee
Kong Hee is the founder, honorary and volunteer senior pastor of City Harvest Church in Singapore. Kong has a philosophy of ministry that emphasizes the Great Commandment, Great Commission, and Cultural Mandate.
» Billy Graham
Billy Graham is one of the top preachers and evangelists of the 20th century. Throughout his crusades all over the world, it is estimated he has led over 2.5 million souls to Jesus Christ.
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