In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. (Acts 1:1, 2)
This passage encourages me as a leader to take a step back, clear off the clutter and focus on those few, relational, reproducible principles that will leave a legacy in people’s lives. Luke makes it clear that his first letter, the Gospel of Luke was a streamlined reminder to the church to never lose its focus on training. And according to Luke, that training should look like this: Simply shed light on all that Jesus taught and did. That was the main content of their training then, and should be the main content of our training now, and forevermore.
- If you are training leaders, or leading anyone really, take five minutes and test what you are passing on to people. Are you simply shining a spotlight on all that Jesus taught and did?
- What could you change about your training to stay true to this simple focus?
- Please share your thoughts and opinions below about Luke’s laser sharp focus for training content through the DISQUS comment box below.