The Good King

Pastor Sean Palmer invites us to consider our view of leadership, and what it requires to become someone whose example is worth following. As we learn from Moses (and Black Panther), leaders are driven by burden rather than bluster, leaders are called to choose courage, and that each and every one of us is called to embrace the unique responsibility of leading in our circles of influence.

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Exodus 2: 11-15

Exodus 3: 11

1 Chronicles 28: 20

“As you press on for justice, be sure to move with dignity and discipline, using only the weapon of love. Let no man pull you so low as to hate him. Always avoid violence. If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in your struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.”

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“You are a good man with a good heart. And it’s hard for a good man to be King.”

- T'Chaka

 

Reflection & Practice

All of us are called to leadership in some form. In what areas or relationship circles in your life do you serve as an influence to others? Who is looking to you as a guide? How are you handling that responsibility? Would you follow you?

Sean suggests that one of the primary challenges for those called to lead is that at some point (or many points, many times a day), we will be challenged to choose courage, when giving up feels so much easier. In what ways are you in need of courage in your walk?

Can David’s parting words to his son, Solomon, be your prayer this week?

Lord help me to be strong, courageous, and effective. Help me to not fear or be dismayed. I know that the Eternal God, who is my God, is with me. He will not abandon me or forsake me until I have finished all the work for the temple of the Eternal.

 

Worship Set

Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus

Justice Will Roll Down

Jesus Paid It All

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Open Up

Divine Invitation

 

Benediction