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Sermon Supplement June 2, 2019

Not A ‘Natural’

“Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.”

Numb. 12:3

What words come to mind when you think of great leaders? It’s doubtful that “meek” appears at the top of your list-yet that is the precise word God used to describe Moses.

Moses had reasons to be humble. He certainly wasn’t a natural leader. Nothing in Scripture indicates he attracted or led anyone during the first eighty years of his life. So far as we know, his first attempt at exerting his influence to help the people resulted in the murder of an Egyptian and his flight from the country. The next forty years Moses spent in exile in the desert of Midian, a time so uneventful that Scripture sums it up in three verses (Exodus 2:21-23).

You don’t have to be a “natural” to become a great leader; you simply need a heart for God and a teachable spirit. Most of the great leaders in Scripture were made, not born. Happily for us, God is still making them today. Could you be one?

Sunday Morning Service

The Light of the Glorious Gospel  2 Cor. 4:1-6

 I. Christ Shines Forth the Glory of God

a. Heb. 1:1-3

b. Matt. 17:1-5

c. Eph. 1:3-7

II. Veiled Minds Cannot See God’s Glory in Christ

a. John 8:44

b. 2 Cor. 3:14-15

c. 1 John 2:15-17

III. Honest Hearts See God’s Glory in Christ

a. 2 Cor. 4:3-6

b. Matt. 7:7

c. Acts 8:27-39

Sunday Evening Service

The Name of the Lord’s Church  Rom. 16:3-16

I. What About human Names?

a. 1 Pet. 4:11

b. Gal. 1:6-10; 2 John 9

c. Rev. 22:18-19

II. Names Given to the Lord’s Church

a. 1 Tim. 3:15

b. Eph. 4:12

c. 1 Cor. 1:2

d. Col. 1:13

e. 1 Cor. 11:16

f. Rom. 16:16

g. Rev. 2:1, 8, 12, 18

III. The Name Given to Individual Members of the Lord’s Church

a. 1 Cor. 1:10-15

b. Isa. 62:2

c. Isa. 56:5; 62:2; 65:15; Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 Pet. 4:16

d. Isa. 56:5; 1 Tim. 3:15

e. Isa. 62:2; Acts 10-11

f. Acts 11:26

g. 1 Pet. 4:16

IV. Why Should Only the Name God Has Given Be Worn?

a. 2 Cor. 11:2

b. 1 Tim. 3:15; Eph. 3:14-15

c. Col. 3:17

d. Eph. 1:20-21; Phil. 2:9, 11

e. Acts 4:12

f. Phil. 2:9-11

V. The Name “Church of Christ”

a. Rom. 16:16

b. Matt. 16:18

Prepare Your People for the Future

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” 

Eph. 6:10-11

Like any good leader, Paul issues a warning at the end of his letter about the tough times his people will face. They are up against Satan himself, an enemy who will do everything to stop their progress.

Instead of moping about the situation, however, Paul lays out a specific plan for his Ephesian friends. They are not to approach this fight in their own strength but remember that only God can defeat the enemy. Paul then instructs his readers to put on the whole armor of God, in order to stand and prevail. Serving as an officer under God, Paul issues the orders for the troops.

When leaders practice the Law of Intuition, they provide their people with:

A strategy to win.

Knowledge of the opposition.

The resources they need.

A plan for how to use them.

Detailed communication.

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