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The Heart of a Servant Leader : Letters from Jack Miller - C John Miller

The Heart of a Servant Leader

Letters from Jack Miller

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Published: 11th June 2004
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These pastoral letters serve as models of compassionate leadership. Jack Miller taught that a Christian leader should be the chief servant, and that right attitudes come only from a heart changed by an encounter with God. Miller leads his reader into a deeper understanding of the gospel and a life of humility, faith, and prayer. Miller gently challenges those called to serve as leaders to find their primary motivation in the glory of God alone. Book jacket.

Forewordp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Motivation for Serving: The Glory of Godp. 17
The Glory of Christ Is the Motive for Getting the Gospel Clearp. 21
The Power That Comes When God's Glory Is Our Visionp. 24
Discovering Our True Motivation: God's Glory or Our Self-Interest?p. 26
Surrendering Our Will Reveals God's Gloryp. 29
Clearing the Visionp. 31
The Basics of Serving: Faith, Humility, and Prayerp. 35
Matters of the Heartp. 35
The Marks of True Spiritual Revivalp. 40
The Only Real Leader You Have Is Jesus Christp. 43
Christ Plants Churches through Prayerp. 46
Most Problems Are Faith Problemsp. 51
Endurance Depends on a Life of Repentance and Praisep. 55
An Emphasis on Grace Leads to Repentancep. 58
Those Who Believe Are Given More Gracep. 61
Repentance Is Just Humilityp. 64
Personal Humility and the Obligations of Gracep. 68
Our Grace Obligation to Share the Gospel and to Love Othersp. 78
The Mature Leader Is a Gentle, Kind Learnerp. 85
The Work of the Holy Spirit and Why Hearts Resistp. 89
Practical Applicationsp. 96
Preaching with Powerp. 99
Leading a Small Groupp. 103
The Prerequisites for Mission Workp. 108
The Authority of Eldersp. 112
Coping with Culture Shockp. 114
A Leader Raises Others Upp. 117
Learning to Be a Positive Person of Faithp. 119
A Leader Delegatesp. 121
Planning for the Futurep. 127
Church-Planting Basicsp. 134
Learning to Listenp. 136
Trusting the Work to Othersp. 140
Learning to Affirm Your Leaderp. 142
Love Makes Others Successfulp. 145
Persevering in Servingp. 147
Persevering through Spiritual Warfarep. 147
Self-Reliance Reveals a Demonic Faithp. 150
Satan Is No Match for Jesusp. 152
The Weapons of Spiritual Warfare: Humility and Prayerp. 154
Persevering through Conflictp. 163
The Gospel Is All about Reconciliationp. 167
Dealing with Others' Sin Starts with Our Repentancep. 171
Facing Unfair Criticismp. 174
The Big Issue: How We Deal with the Issuesp. 176
Begin by Setting an Example of Faithp. 178
Jesus' Methods: Gentleness and Humilityp. 180
Learning to Restore Gentlyp. 185
Following Matthew 18p. 188
Christ Breaks Us Down Togetherp. 192
Self-Dependence Is Our Biggest Blind Spotp. 199
We All Have Blind Spotsp. 204
Learning to Discern Who Will Cause Conflictp. 208
Knowing the Love of Christ Brings Perseverancep. 212
Jesus Is More Concerned with Our Followership Than Our Leadershipp. 215
Soon We Shall All Meet the Lordp. 220
Avoiding Those with a History of Conflictsp. 221
Persevering through Changep. 224
Stay in One Place Until You've Been Humbledp. 226
For Life to Go Anywhere It Must Have a Death in Itp. 227
How Does a Knowledge of God's Love Bring Direction?p. 231
The Process of Reaching Our Goals Is as Important as the Goalsp. 233
Criteria for Deciding Whether to Stay or Leave a Churchp. 236
Encouragementp. 241
Encouragement for Sinnersp. 241
Don't Seek Repentance or Faith as Such, Seek Christp. 244
People Who Have Been Forgiven by Jesus Forgive Othersp. 246
We Are not Lemons, We Are Sinnersp. 250
Loving the Unlovablep. 255
The Central Conflict: Belief or Unbeliefp. 259
Fear and Egocentricity Go Togetherp. 263
Knowing the Gospel Means We Can Face Our Sinsp. 267
Encouragement for Sufferersp. 272
Where Do We Seek Comfort?p. 275
Letting Go of the Earthlyp. 277
God's Appointments Sometimes Are Our Disappointmentsp. 280
The Love of Jesus Is Unalterablep. 282
Shift Your Trust from Yourself to Godp. 284
Trust Him All the Wayp. 286
Do Not Take Your Identity from Your Sufferingp. 288
This World Is Not Our Homep. 290
God Is My Homep. 291
Life for Others Comes out of Our Dyingp. 299
Leaning on Jesus Is the Essence of Maturityp. 303
Recovering the Grand Causep. 307
Timeline of Jack Miller's Life and Ministryp. 318
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ISBN: 9780875527154
ISBN-10: 0875527159
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 319
Published: 11th June 2004
Publisher: P & R Publishing Co (Presbyterian & Reformed)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 16.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.43