How is your leadership contribution seen by the group? What guides your thinking and feelings? What values drive your participation? Is Christ involved in your role? Do others recognize Christ in you?
Joseph of Arimathia was an influencial member of the Sanhedrin. But his influence was limited to his wealth and position because he kept his faith in Jesus a secret. (see John 19:38)
Luke 23:50 says, Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the council, a good and upright man, 1
His influence among the group was apparently silent during the trial of Jesus. There is no record of him speaking to defend Jesus. Instead it says the whole group reached a decision about Jesus. (see Mark 15:1)
After the death of Jesus, Joseph went boldly to Pilot to request the body of Jesus. Do you have the courage to be an informal leader in your group? Can you lead with tact, grace and wisdom? We are praying that you will.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
1 The New International Version. (2011). (Luke 23:50). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan
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