Leadership For Today: Saturday, June 18 With One Accord

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LEADERSHIP FOR TODAY by PASTOR JESUS FIGUEROA

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Saturday, June 18

With One Accord

Third Principle:

For Leadership To Make The Mission Come To Pass, They Must Be Of The Same Spirit, One Mind, One Soul, With One Sole Purpose!

Leadership Principles Of The Book Of Acts

13 And when they had entered, they went up into the upper room where they were staying: Peter, James, John, and Andrew; Philip and Thomas; Bartholomew and Matthew; James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot; and Judas the son of James. 14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.

Acts 1:13-14 (NKJV) 

Daily Reading Plan

Psalms 18-20

Bible Versions:

Acts 1:13-14 (NLT) — 13 When they arrived, they went to the upstairs room of the house where they were staying. Here are the names of those who were present: Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James (son of Alphaeus), Simon (the zealot), and Judas (son of James). 14 They all met together and were constantly united in prayer, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, several other women, and the brothers of Jesus.

Acts 1:13–14 (MSG) — They went to the upper room they had been using as a meeting place: Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James, son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, Judas, son of James. 14 They agreed they were in this for good, completely together in prayer, the women included. Also Jesus’ mother, Mary, and his brothers.

Development of the Leadership Principle:

The beginning of the first church gave birth to a few men and women who united in one mind and one heart. They were going to be the leaders known as the pioneers of the global movement.

But for this to take place, unity was going to be necessary. It wasn’t just about being in the same place, but they would need to be united in one same spirit!

Unity was so important for the fulfillment of the mission of the church that Jesus himself would pray the disciples would become one. This unity in the first leaders would be essential and important…

21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. (John 17:21-23)

If there was something that marked this group of pioneering leaders, it was unity! The Scripture teaches us that they were of one spirit, and were constantly united! In Acts 4:32 it tells us, “Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common.”

The hearts of these pioneers of the revival were meshed into one, even though they were many in number, in spirit they were one! They were willing to put their differences aside, with the sole purpose of accomplishing the great task they had before them.

They were primarily united in prayer, they lifted up their prayers in unison which manifested a perfect unity. If there is something that unites leadership, it is when they pray together. Prayer tears down all division and instead unites the hearts.

Today, God seeks a group of leaders that are united in heart, in mind and spirit. He desires that they would accomplish unity in Spirit…

Ephesians 4:3-6 (NKJV) — endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

When we unite in prayer with one heart and one same mind, we become one body, with the strength to accomplish the mission before us!

Today, we cannot let the enemy divide us with dissension and disagreements between us. The call of the Holy Spirit is unity!

In 1 Corinthians 1:10 it tells us, “Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”

What a high calling to be able to be perfectly united, in one mind and one spirit!

It is time to tear down all the walls that we have raised up. These walls of differences have divided us as brothers and sisters in Christ.

The mission we need to accomplish should always be greater than our differences…It is necessary to put aside all hindrances and things that keep us isolated from the task we have before us.

God seeks unity in the leadership, only then can we be those leaders that God can use to complete the mission!

Reflection & Practice:

  1. How can I become more united with the vision from my local church?

  1. What characteristics does a leader that walks in unity with others have?

  1. Why do you think many leaders today are missing this characteristic of unity in their lives and ministries?

Foundational Scriptures of the Leadership Principle:

Acts 4:32 (NKJV) — 32 Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common.

Matthew 18:19 (NKJV) — 19 “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.

Acts 2:1 (NKJV) — 2 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

Acts 2:44 (NKJV) — 44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common,

Acts 2:46 (NKJV) — 46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart,

Ephesians 4:3-6 (NKJV) — endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

John 17:21-23 (NKJV) — 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

1 Corinthians 1:10 (NKJV) —10 Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

1 Corinthians 12:12-13 (NKJV) —12 For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. 

2 Corinthians 13:11 (NKJV) — 11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

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3 responses to “Leadership For Today: Saturday, June 18 With One Accord

  1. We must be united as one heart and mind. We must be united in the spirit to fulfill the are mission. We don’t own anything we are all one. We must put are differences aside to fulfill are mission. We must be united in prayer to destroy are differences. The enemy must not separate us. We must be sure to be perfectly united.
    1.I can become more united with the vision from my local church by seeing what needs to be done and praying.
    2. Characteristics that a leader walking unity with others is compaction, peace of mind and a strong spirit life.
    3.I think many leaders today are missing this characteristic of unity in their lives and ministry because they don’t pray and don’t look for God.

  2. Lord allow us to unite in your spirit so we may make rescissions according to your perfect will!!

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