Date: November 5, 2017

Bible Text: Joshua 3:7-17, Matthew 23:1-12 |

In light of upcoming elections and following the suggested readings for the day, we think about leadership. What do we look for in leaders? What does a new leader need to do to win the confidence of the one being led? How do our social constructions of leadership compare with what we see in scripture? Joshua takes over for Moses to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land. Jesus discusses the leadership (or lack thereof) of the scribes and Pharisees. From these, we learn about servant leadership, a very different model.