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Leading by being a Servant
Posted by Rev. Jeff Dixon, Senior Equipping Minister at Covenant Community Church on Aug 1, 2000, 21:01

During the American revolution a man in civilian clothes rode past a group of soldiers repairing a small defensive barrier. Their leader was shouting instructions at them but was making no attempt to help them. The rider who was observing asked the man yelling, “Why aren’t you helping them?”

The leader of this band of soldiers replied with great dignity, “Sir, I am a corporal!”

The stranger apologized, dismounted, and proceeded to help the exhausted soldiers. The job done, he turned to the corporal and said, “If you need some more help, son, call me.”

And with those words the Commander-In-Chief, George Washington, remounted his horse and rode on.

Jesus said that the greatest would be the least and the leader would be the servant. The key to having an impact is being willing to recognize who you are in relationship to Him. As our next year of ministry approaches I believe that Covenant is poised to have the greatest impact that we have ever had in the world around us. But in order for us as His people to have an impact, we must be willing to allow the Father to impact us.

Covenant has made an impact in the world. We have touched and changed the places we have gone with the love of Jesus. As we move into our next year of ministry it is good to pause for a moment and celebrate. We must thank God for the things that He has done through us and with us. But we must be careful not to allow ourselves to get perched on the Holy High Horse and be content. Real ministry and Real Impact occurs when we get off the horse and get busy doing what He has called us to do.

The next year is looking to be the most exciting of all. Thanks for being a part of the journey!

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