Anglican Church Of Nigeria Weekly Sunday School/ Bible Studies Manual For June 16, 2019 : Topic – TOPIC – Characteristics of godly Leadership 6

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Anglican Church Of Nigeria Weekly Sunday School/ Bible Studies Manual For June 16, 2019 : Topic – TOPIC – Characteristics of godly Leadership 6

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Study 2/12 June 16 Trinity Sunday

SUB THEME: GODLY LEADERSHIP.

TOPIC – Characteristics of godly Leadership 6

Mercy, Compassion, Kindness and Slow to anger.

MEMORY VERSE: Psalms 41:1 .

TEXTS: Mark.8:1-8; Luke 9:10-11 .

AIMS: To

i. help us understand ‘mercy’, ‘compassion’, ‘kindness’ and being
‘slow to anger’ in leadership;
ii. appreciate practical expressions of these virtues to ease application
as leaders;
iii. recognise the implications of not demonstrating these virtues as
leaders.


INTRODUCTION: 

These four attributes are similar but have some difference.
Compassion produces the others. Therefore, to have mercy, be kind or slow to
anger demands that we develop compassion. Godly leaders need to develop
compassion like Jesus Christ ( Matt.15:32; 18:27; 20:34 ) because it nearly
always manifests in practical ways. With a shepherd’s attitude of compassion,
godly leaders can easily forgive and show kindness even in the worst of
situations to both their sheep and colleagues. Generally, compassion is either
enriched or triggered to action by knowledge or the Spirit’s inspiration .

STUDY GUIDE

1. Explain the meaning of these godly leadership virtues – ‘Mercy’,
‘Compassion’, ‘Kindness’, and ‘slow to anger. ’
2. Identify specific acts of ‘mercy’, ‘compassion’, ‘kindness’, or ‘being slow to
anger’ from: Matt.9:27-30; 15:32; 18:27; 20:34; Mark 8:1-8; Luke
9:10-11 .
3. What will be the results whether or not we demonstrate these virtues in
the Church? Gen.34:25-26 (cf. 49:5-7 ); Psalm 41:1-3; Prov.15:18;
Ezek. 34:2-6; Matt.18:28-34; Mark 8:3.
4. Are these virtues in short or abundant supply in your church
congregation? Why?

CONCLUSION:

Demonstrating these virtues in the Church is required of every
Christian, especially leaders. This is because the virtues (or character traits)
are an essential attribute of God in whom we profess faith. Without them,
fruitful growing of a congregation may be an illusion .

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

To profess faith in Christ without these virtues is an
anomaly.

MEMORY VERSE: Psalms 41:1 .

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