A study in the life of Jesus reveals numerous marks of greatness as they relate to His leadership. As we considered last week, Jesus demonstrated compassion concerning the needs of others.
Another key area of greatness is the ability of Jesus to address matters of great importance.
The disciples constantly questioned Jesus about matters of the kingdom, especially as it related to the physical realm.
The response of Jesus provided an answer to their immediate inquisition, but He directed their attention to deeper matters of a spiritual nature.
One example involved the concern of the disciples over the destruction of the temple, the sign of His coming, and the end of the age (Matthew 24).
While Jesus addressed their concerns with information related to the signs prior to this event, He took them further into the discussion by considering the event we know as the judgment day.
He wanted them to know that something greater than the destruction of the temple was coming and the reason for teaching them this truth was to prepare themselves and prepare others for that day.
Our leadership is the same, preparation for that day.