Sun, Jun 03, 2018
Thinking, aspiring and instructing are some of the most important qualities that should be in a leader’s life. Fundamental truths worth handing down: 1) It is all about God but it is up to us. Divine sovereignty does not negate human responsibility. If you give your best to God, He will do the rest. 2) True success is based on taking the word of God seriously. Revelation must be followed by response. 3) Faith is important for success in life. Its expression is found in the worship of God and in obedience to God.
4) Individual are capable of great good and worse evil. Relationships are critically important, yet extremely fragile.
Therefore, do your best to preserve them. 5) There's tremendous power in prayer. He who kneels before God, can stand before any man
or any challenge.
Fri, Jun 01, 2018
Vision always requires action, for you only understand the assignment as you do it. If you will show courage you will prosper. Courage is the ability to do something that frightens one, a mental and moral strength to venture. Courage is not the lack of fear but the resistance and mastery of fear. Courage is the ability to control your fear, when you show courage fears disappears. Courage is important because it takes courage to: 1) Fulfill your destiny. 2) Be single minded in following your bible based convictions (Joshua 24:14-15). 3) Abandon man and hold on to the faith (Genesis 14:17-23). 4) Confront the Goliath's (1 Samuel 17:15-16, 45-47). 5) Follow your God given gifts until they are fulfilled. 6) Rise from failure and disappointments. 7) Not allow obstacles to hinder your faith (Mark 10:46-52). Have courage and do not allow people to talk you out of your Godly calling. You must dare to get anywhere.
Thu, May 31, 2018
Principles are important for building a lasting legacy. Founding values are like the DNA of the church, they are the support on which everything else stands. Why foundations matter: 1) Unseen part - it is what is done in private. 2) It is Expensive - requires commitment. 3) Non-negotiable parts. 4) Provides Defense. 5) It is the reason behind every Success. 6) Basis of our Authority. 7) Brings Stability. Values need to be passed on and our values come from the Word of God. What are our Values: 1) Sound doctrine (Titus 2:1). 2) Embrace the tenets of our faith as Pentecostal charismatic people. We believe in Jesus Christ the saviour and salvation through his blood. We believe in the gifts of the spirit. We also believe that the church needs to be the Salt and Light of the world.
Jude (Judas) was the Servant of Christ and a Brother of James and Jesus. What was Jude’s Purpose? 1) Confront and denounce the false teachers. 2) Guard and protect the church from danger. 3) Encourage believers to maintain their faith. What was the Problem? 1) . Christ’s Warnings. 2) Paul’s Warnings. 3) Jude’s Warning and Challenge. Two Errors Jude Addressed: 1) License – Jude 4. 2) Rejection of the Lordship of Jesus – Jude 5. How do we Contend for the Faith? 1) Believe it. 2) Proclaim it. 3) Guard it. Dangers Facing Today’s Church and Leaders: 1) Extreme doctrinal teachings. 2) Exaltation of man – humanism. 3) Abandoning the authority of scripture. 4) Consumerism – conforming to worldly standards to attract people. Jude's Challenge to remain strong: 1) Remember God’s Word (Jude 17-18). 2) Build Up Yourselves in Prayer (Jude 20). 3) Show Mercy (Jude 22-23).
Tue, May 29, 2018
Influence is the ability to change the course of someone's future. For one to have impact influence is key. Primary Principles of Understanding Influence: 1) Everybody has influence. 2) Influence can be positive or negative. 3) God expects me to use influence. 4) Our influence is for the benefit of others. 5) If I'm not influencing them, they are influencing me. 6) The greatest contributor of influence is trust. Three key influences: people Trust you, people Respect you and people Like you. The Purpose of our Influence: Influence is for two legitimate reasons: 1) Mission - promoting the gospel and 2) Ministry - serving and helping others. God will judge how I use my influence. Two Images of Influence: 1) We are called to be the Salt (seasoning and preservation) and the Light of the world. Six Ways to Make the Greatest Impact With Others: 1) Our integrity. 2) Our words. 3) Our attitude. 4) Our lifestyle. 5) Our care for others and 6) Our prayers. In summation, increased influence will always require a price to be paid. Influence can grow in four different levels: Modeling, Motivation, Mentoring and Multiplying. Be careful who influences you and how you are influencing others.
Mon, May 28, 2018
Building a legacy requires a church to be fruitful. Two prophetic portraits of a fruitful church: Antioch Church and the River of God. Characteristics of the Antioch Church: 1) Radically committed to the power of the gospel. 2) A Multi-cultural Church. 3) They experienced a great harvest. 4) There was an evidence of God’s grace. 5) An Active Five-Fold Ministry - apostles, teachers and prophets. 6) Hungry for God’s Word. 7) Modeled a Christian Lifestyle and 8) A Generous, Giving Church. Secondly, the River of God. God repeatedly used “rivers” as a symbol of His life-giving Spirit. God desires that every church experience the river of God. The River brings blessing and life: 1) The river is a place for fruitful trees to be planted and to grow. 2) The river causes life to spring forth everywhere. 3) The river brings healing and health to everything. 4) The river will be a place for many fish. 5) The river flows out to dry and barren places. There are differing levels and depths for entering into the river. We must Step into God’s River.
Sun, May 27, 2018
Building a legacy requires preparation. A legacy is an inheritance or quality handed down from a previous generation. Preparing for a legacy requires forward thinking and following basic principles. Fundamentals of Godly a Legacy: 1) Scripture places a priority on one’s legacy. 2) A Godly Legacy has great value. 3) Legacy is built on how we live and serve. 4) God keeps a Legacy Scorecard. 5) Our legacy is a personal choice.