Leadership…God’s Way

1. A Servant-Leader seeks the Glory of his/her Master.
    John 7:18, Ephesians 6:6, Psalm 15:4

2. A Servant-Leader sacrificially seeks the highest Well -Being of those he/she Oversees.
     Matthew 20:26-28, Philippians 1:25, Philippians 2:9-11

3. Servant-Leader will lay aside his/her Rights rather than lose sight of the Mission.
     1 Corinthians 9:19, 1 Corinthians 4:11-13, 1 Corinthians 9:4-7

4. A Servant-Leader is not preoccupied with personal V_(isibility)_ and R_(ecognition)__.
    John 3:29, 1 Corinthians 12:12-26, John 3:27

5. A Servant-Leader Anticipates and graciously Accepts the time for his/her Decrease.
    John 3:29-30

Money, Possessions, and Eternity

Finding Financial Freedom

Financial freedom means to be free from  excessive  financial worry and the  endless  pursuit of more.

Blasting Before We Build

Two Common Financial Myths

1. God wants us rich.
I Timothy 6:5   James 2:5

2.  God wants us poor.
I Timothy 6:17-19

The Narrow Path To Financial Freedom

1. Learn to be content.
Philippians 4:11-13   Ecclesiastes 5:10    I Timothy 6:9-10   Matthew 6:24

2.  Decide to live below your means.
Proverbs 12:9   Proverbs 22:7

3.  Give God first.
Matthew 6:33   Proverbs 3:9-10   Malachi 3:6-10


Two Big Mistakes
Genesis 1-3   Ezekiel 18:1-4, 20   Proverbs 22:6

1. Don’t forget what happened in the garden.
2. Don’t count on a promise God never made.

Some Parenting Hacks

1. Aim at the right goal.
Mark 8:36

2. Set the right example.
Luke 6:40

3. Model a proper respect for authority.
 Romans 13:1 Titus 3:1

4. Resist a kid centered marriage.
Ephesians 5:21-6:4

5. Take a genuine interest in their world.
John 1:14

6. Pick your _(battles)_ carefully.
Ephesians 6:4


Love is…

…not reason enough to marry.
…not something you fall in.
…a choice.
I Corinthians 13:4-8

It’s all on you!
Ephesians 5:21-33 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 20:25-28

I have to put their needs and interests first.
I have to make it all about the little things.
I have to make it about serving, not being served.

Finding And Following God’s Will

Finding And Following God’s Will

The Ultimate Guide Through The Backroads
Joshua 1:7-8 Psalm 119:105 Proverbs 3:5-6

1. The Bible lays out the path of wisdom and Godliness.
2. You cannot have a relationship with God without it!

Six Things That Clutter The Path

1. Letting our conscience be our guide.
I Corinthians 4:4   Proverbs 12: 15 & 14:12

2. Asking for more proof when God has already spoken clearly.
Judges 6:36-40 & 8:22-27

3. Confusing risk with faith.
Luke 14:28-32   Proverbs 19:3

4. Failing to check in with God because the decision seemed obvious.
Joshua 9:1-27   John 8:44

5. Ignoring your spouse.
Genesis 2:24    Ephesians 5:21-25    I Peter 3:7

6. Asking God what to do without asking Him when to do it.
Acts 7:20-36    John 7:3-6

The Narrow Path Of The Cross

The Backroad vs. The Highway
  Matthew 7:13-27   Proverbs 30:12   Romans 10:12   John 14:6 Acts 4:12   John 3:16

Putting This Into Practice
  John 13:34-35   Philippians 2:2-8 II    Corinthians 5:14-15


Getting There

The cross is the way to the resurrection.
  Philippians 2:9 Galatians 2:19-20