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Nine Traits of a Christian Leader - Part 5           

Galatians 5:16-26

Christian leadership is developing people through work, living and speaking in such a way that those led are drawn toward Jesus Christ.

The Eighth Essential Trait of a Christian Leader is ________________ Gentleness.

The Greek word for Gentleness is Praotes (4236). It occurs nine times. It can also be translated meekness, and carries the idea od being considerate and compassionate.

Matthew 11:28-30                  Matthew 20:25-28

Gentle leaders seek to give those they lead ____________ workloads; Gentle leaders are ______________________ when those they lead have concerns; Gentle leaders come ___________________ those they lead in good times and bad.

2 Cor. 10:1                   Col. 3:12-13                 I Thess. 2:6-8

Now let’s get this straight about this gentleness, this meekness the Bible calls for – it is NOT inconsistent with being warriors who set and accomplishes goals. At its core Biblical meekness is ______________ under control!

I Timothy 6:11-12                    2 Timothy 2:24-26

The Ninth Essential Trait of a Christian Leader is Self-Control

The Greek word for Self-control is egkrateia (1466). It occurs four times. It means “one who masters his desires and passions, ___________________ his sensual appetites.”

Acts 2:24-25                2 Peter 1:5-9               I Cor. 9:27


Beloved, trust God’s ______________ of working in and through you as you walk in the Spirit – He will impact your world through you!