NIV Leadership Bible: Leading by The Book

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'Reader' to 'Leader' in just 15 minutes a day.Learn from both ancient and contemporary experts in leadership theory in the NIV Leadership Bible. Offering 52 weeks of practical studies on everyday leadership issues, spend 15 minutes a day to increase your leadership effectiveness, or set aside time to study these principles topically when you need to re-orient yourself to the Bible’s timeless wisdom. In just 15 minutes a day, you'll discover how to improve your leadership skills and relationships by following timeless, biblical leadership
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Overview

'Reader' to 'Leader' in just 15 minutes a day.Learn from both ancient and contemporary experts in leadership theory in the NIV Leadership Bible. Offering 52 weeks of practical studies on everyday leadership issues, spend 15 minutes a day to increase your leadership effectiveness, or set aside time to study these principles topically when you need to re-orient yourself to the Bible’s timeless wisdom. In just 15 minutes a day, you'll discover how to improve your leadership skills and relationships by following timeless, biblical leadership principles. Each work week, you'll cover a specific leadership topic. One week may cover a personal quality such as Courage, Humility, or Vision. Another week may deal with a practical skill like Conflict Management or Systems Thinking. Other topics may relate to interpersonal relationships---Healthy Alliances, Power and Influence, or Servant Leadership. As you work through key areas of leadership, these 52 weekly studies will help you achieve your full potential as a leader. After all, great leadership is just a matter of time: 15 minutes a day.This Bible also includes:
• The complete text of the best-selling modern-English translation, the New International Version (NIV) Bible.* Book Introductions that underscore key leadership concepts in every book of the Bible.* Home Pages and Daily Studies offer 52 weeks of studies on topics important to every leader.
• Study Windows that reinforce your understanding of Biblical leadership throughout the text.
• Character Profiles that show you how the personal attributes and decisions of biblical characters affected their relationships with others.
• Topical Index that directs you to the Bible passages that are most relevant to your specific concerns.
• Character Profile Index* Bibliography
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  • ISBN-13: 9780310422952
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 6/27/2013
  • Edition description: Special
  • Pages: 1504
  • Sales rank: 532,220
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Sid Buzzell is the dean of biblical and theological studies at Colorado Christian University.

Bill Perkins's wit, insight, and penetrating stories make him a sought-after speaker for corporate and Christian groups. He has conducted business and leadership seminars across the country for companies such as Alaska Airlines and McDonald's.Bill has appeared on nationally broadcast radio and television shows, includingThe O'Reilly Factor.He addresses men's groups around the world and has conducted chapels for major league baseball teams.
Bill served as a senior pastor for 24 years and is the founder and CEO of Million Mighty Men. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and Dallas Theological Seminary.
Bill has authored or collaborated on20 books, includingWhen Good Men are Tempted, When Young Men are Tempted, The Journey, Six Battles Every Man Must Win, 6 Rules Every Man Must Break, When Good Men Get Angry,andThe Jesus Experiment(forthcoming in fall 2011).
He and his wife, Cindy, live in West Linn, Oregon. They have three sons and two grandchildren.

Ken Boa (PhD, New York University; DPhil, University of Oxford) is the president of Reflections Ministries and Trinity House Publishers. His recent publications include Conformed to His Image, Face to Face, Pursuing Wisdom, The Art of Living Well, Wisdom at Work, Living What You Believe, and Sacred Readings.

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NIV LEADERSHIP BIBLE

LEADING BY THE BOOKS


By Sid Buzzell, Kenneth Boa, Bill Perkins

ZONDERVAN

Copyright © 2013 Zondervan
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-310-42295-2



CHAPTER 1

MATTHEW


LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLE

Jesus Christ is the long-awaited Messiah, the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy. A summary of his leadership philosophy can be found in the famous Sermon on the Mount (see chs. 5–7). Matthew 20 and 23 also contain essential teaching on Jesus' leadership approach.


LEADERSHIP SUMMARY

LEADERSHIP AND PEOPLE

Matthew understood the cost of commitment. His ready acceptance of Jesus' call to discipleship meant guaranteed unemployment and a dramatic change in lifestyle. But along with Matthew's costly commitment came a unique position of leadership as one of the Gospel authors.

Joseph held a unique leadership role as Jesus' legal and earthly father. Despite the circumstances surrounding Mary's pregnancy, Joseph responded by doing what he knew to be right without regard for any personal or social consequences. God rewarded Joseph's integrity, justice and love with an angelic message of reassurance.


LEADERSHIP PASSAGES

• 6:1–4: Godly servant leadership isn't an achievement that should show up on a resume.

• 15:13–14: Jesus' words provide a picturesque statement that any pursuit that stands outside of God's will is bound to fail.

• 18:15–17: Jesus offers practical advice for dealing with a peer who has sinned against you.

• 25:1–10: Leadership requires personal and professional preparation.


MATTHEW AT A GLANCE

• Benefit: Matthew is the first of the five historical books of the New Testament that provide a historical context for the life of Jesus Christ and the beginning of the Christian church. Matthew emphasizes that Jesus is Lord and the perfect fulfillment of many Old Testament Messianic prophecies, and he invites us to respond humbly and obediently to his loving authority.

• Author: Matthew (Levi)

• Time and Place: ~ 6–4 BC to AD 33 / Galilee and Judea


Matthew 1:1

The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah

1 This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham:

2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram, 4 Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon, 5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse, 6 and Jesse the father of King David.

David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah's wife, 7 Solomon the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asa, 8 Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram, Jehoram the father of Uzziah, 9 Uzziah the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, 10 Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, Amon the father of Josiah, 11 and Josiah the father of Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.

12 After the exile to Babylon: Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, 13 Zerubbabel the father of Abihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor, 14 Azor the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Akim, Akim the father of Elihud, 15 Elihud the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob, 16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.

17 Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.


Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son

18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet e did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."

22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 "The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" (which means "God with us").

24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.


The Magi Visit the Messiah

2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi a from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him."

3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. 5 "In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written:

6 "'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.'"


7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him."

9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.


The Escape to Egypt

13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "Get up," he said, "take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him."

14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Out of Egypt I called my son."

16 When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:

18 "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more."


The Return to Nazareth

19 After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt 20 and said, "Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child's life are dead."

21 So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, 23 and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets, that he would be called a Nazarene.


John the Baptist Prepares the Way

3 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near." 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:

"A voice of one calling in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.' "


4 John's clothes were made of camel's hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. 5 People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. 6 Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.

7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. 9 And do not think you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

11 "I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire."


The Baptism of Jesus

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?"

15 Jesus replied, "Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness." Then John consented.

16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased."


Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness

4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted c by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread."

4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"

5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 "If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down. For it is written:

"'He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'"


7 Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 "All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me."

10 Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'"

11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.


Jesus Begins to Preach

12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. 13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali — 14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:

15 "Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles — 16 the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned."


17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near."


Jesus Calls His First Disciples

18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will send you out to fish for people." 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.

21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.


Jesus Heals the Sick

23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. 24 News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them. 25 Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.


Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount

5 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them.


The Beatitudes

He said:

3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.


Salt and Light

13 "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

14 "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
(Continues...)


Excerpted from NIV LEADERSHIP BIBLE by Sid Buzzell, Kenneth Boa, Bill Perkins. Copyright © 2013 Zondervan. Excerpted by permission of ZONDERVAN.
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Table of Contents

Contents

Home Page Table of Contents....................     vi     

Alphabetical Order of the Books of the Bible....................     vii     

Foreword....................     viii     

Introduction to the NIV Leadership Bible....................     ix     

Preface....................     xii     

OLD TESTAMENT....................          

Genesis....................     1     

Exodus....................     67     

Leviticus....................     116     

Numbers....................     147     

Deuteronomy....................     193     

Joshua....................     233     

Judges....................     262     

Ruth....................     290     

1 Samuel....................     296     

2 Samuel....................     340     

1 Kings....................     375     

2 Kings....................     413     

1 Chronicles....................     447     

2 Chronicles....................     485     

Ezra....................     525     

Nehemiah....................     538     

Esther....................     559     

Job....................     570     

Psalms....................     606     

Proverbs....................     702     

Ecclesiastes....................     748     

Song of Songs....................     761     

Isaiah....................     768     

Jeremiah....................     844     

Lamentations....................     915     

Ezekiel....................     925     

Daniel....................     980     

Hosea....................     1000     

Joel....................     1014     

Amos....................     1020     

Obadiah....................     1031     

Jonah....................     1034     

Micah....................     1038     

Nahum....................     1047     

Habakkuk....................     1051     

Zephaniah....................     1056     

Haggai....................     1061     

Zechariah....................     1064     

Malachi....................     1076     

NEW TESTAMENT....................          

Matthew....................     1083     

Mark....................     1133     

Luke....................     1163     

John....................     1207     

Acts....................     1244     

Romans....................     1287     

1 Corinthians....................     1307     

2 Corinthians....................     1325     

Galatians....................     1338     

Ephesians....................     1346     

Philippians....................     1355     

Colossians....................     1365     

1 Thessalonians....................     1372     

2 Thessalonians....................     1377     

1 Timothy....................     1380     

2 Timothy....................     1388     

Titus....................     1394     

Philemon....................     1398     

Hebrews....................     1401     

James....................     1417     

1 Peter....................     1423     

2 Peter....................     1431     

1 John....................     1436     

2 John....................     1443     

3 John....................     1445     

Jude....................     1447     

Revelation....................     1450     

STUDY HELPS....................          

Table of Weights and Measures....................     1473     

Leadership Character Profile Index....................     1474     

Bibliography....................     1476     

Topical Index....................     1479     


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