One Huge Easter Leadership Lesson

I’m a guy.  I love action movies.  Here’s what all these movies have in common:

  • The hero faces a formidable opponent.
  • The hero cares about and is rescuing someone in distress. 
  • The hero has to overcome tremendous odds.
  • The hero is victorious in the end.

When I look at Jesus Christ, you have to admit he is the greatest hero of all-time!!!  Let’s look at the facts:

  1. Jesus faced a formidable opponent.  Satan thrust every sin ever committed and every form of evil on Jesus. 
  2. Jesus cares about and rescued everyone in distress.  Romans 3:23 says “We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory God.”  Even the best of us is hopelessly lost and headed for a Christ-less eternity.  We needed someone to rescue us.  And why did Jesus do this – to glorify His Father and because He is absolutely, head-over-heels, passionately crazy about you and me.
  3. Jesus overcame tremendous odds.  When Jesus died He conquered numerous things.  Here are just a few – He conquered Satan.  He conquered death.  He conquered hopelessness.  He conquered shame.  He conquered pride.  He conquered fear.  I could go on and on but I will include one more – Jesus Christ conquered hell.  It could not hold him because He was perfect and sinless.
  4. Jesus was victorious.  After conquering death and hell, Jesus literally stood up and walked out of his tomb.  Unbelievable!!!  And because of Him, anyone who has a relationship with Jesus knows that we no longer have to fear death either.  We have eternal life with Him.

Here is the One Huge Easter Leadership Lesson – We are all flawed. 

We know this which is why we are always trying to get better.  None of us are perfect.  We all come up short from time to time.  However, there will come a day when we stand before a flawless God.  We need someone to fill the gap.  That’s what Jesus rising from the tomb did.  The resurrection of Jesus gives me confidence and assurance that He can fill every leadership (or any other) gap we will ever have.

I want to thank you for reading.  This only scratches the meaning of Easter.  What does the Easter and Jesus’ resurrection mean to you?

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter weekend.

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About Brian Dodd on Leadership

I am a church stewardship and leadership consultant for INJOY Stewardship Solutions. This blog combines my personal passions of church, sports, pop culture and family into a single leadership resource. I trust your time on this site will create conversations and add value to your life.

4 Responses to “One Huge Easter Leadership Lesson”

  1. I talked about this over at Hardcore Christian Men last week. He was a hero and we should be heroes in following Him. Let me know your thoughts on mine:

  2. Great Blog Brian. I considered writing a similar post, but you did it much better than I ever could have. Your wisdom and courage are so respected. I appreciate your stand for Christ and way you inject your faith into your writings. It is impeccable and attracting to your audience. I receive much from you!

    • Thomas,

      Thank you for your kind words. They are more appreciated than you know. I struggled with this post for a variety of reasons. Mainly the difficulty of properly addressing its importance and meaning, especially in 500 words or less.

      The way I try to write my blog is simply an outflow of my life – what I’m thinking about, what I’m dealing with, what I’m reading and hearing, etc… The reality is that this is Easter weekend, the most important weekend in human history. In addition, I will have 3 days packed full of activities related to it. I just felt not addressing the subject would be disengenious and lacking some personal character.

      Therefore, your complimentary words mean more than you know.

      I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I’ll be praying for you and your church!

      Your friend,

  3. It sounds like you have an interesting practice. I have published on the intersection of religion and leadership in the context of greed (see, for example, my essay at The history of Christian thought shows a shift on thinking on wealth in relation to greed. This might mean that there are different approaches to ethical leadership in the Christian context (e.g. by pastors). In other words, it might be wider than “give away the store.”

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