Where is the king sermon slides


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sermon slides from Epiphany, January 6, 2013 | Grace Lutheran Church | Pastor Steve Thomason | Text Matthew 2:1-12 and Psalm 72

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Where is the king sermon slides

  1. 1. Epiphany
  2. 2. Resolutions | Goals
  3. 3. The Big Question
  4. 4. Culture’s idea BESTof Goals: • Perfect • Top BETTER • Supreme • Ultimate GOODBAD
  5. 5. What they King Herodexpected… Scribes/Priests Common JewsGentiles/Unclean
  6. 6. What they King Herodfound… Scribes/Priests Common JewsGentiles/Unclean
  7. 7. Psalm 72Give the gift of wise rule to the king, O God, the giftof just rule to the crown prince.May he judge your people rightly, be honorable toyour meek and lowly.Let the mountains give exuberant witness; shape thehills with the contours of right living.Please stand up for the poor, help the children ofthe needy, come down hard on the cruel tyrants. Psalm 72:1–4 (The Message)
  8. 8. Psalm 72Because he rescues the poor at the first sign ofneed, the destitute who have run out of luck.He opens a place in his heart for the down-and-out,he restores the wretched of the earth.He frees them from tyranny and torture— whenthey bleed, he bleeds; when they die, he dies. Psalm 72:12–14 (The Message)
  9. 9. Nitin Nohria, the new dean of Harvard Business School, argues thatwe need leaders who demonstrate moralhumility.I believe that we need an approach to leadership in which the starting point isour lack of knowledge, a frank admission that we do not know very muchabout how to build a sustainable system for business and society.In this humility-driven vision of leadership, business schools needto shift their centre of gravity away from economics, finance and dreams ofindividual fortune. We need to teach future leaders to reflect and critique—thatthere are alternatives to theories that they accept, without question, becausethey speak to their self-interest.To do this, business schools need to challenge their own orthodoxy—a crudeDarwinian view of business and society rooted in the survival of the fittest.They need to focus on the social consequences of their actions and acceptresponsibility for the business excesses of recent years. What is required is anarrative of common interest to combat the mantra of selfishness;one that appeals to the sense that leadership isfor all not for the few. Ken Starkey - The Economist
  10. 10. What if LOVEour goalslooked like LOVEthis… LOVE LOVE AS GOD LOVES… SELF FAMILY NEIGHBORS ENEMIES
  11. 11. The Paradoxical Commandments by Dr. Kent M. KeithPeople are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
  12. 12. The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway. Give the world the best you have and youll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway. © Copyright Kent M. Keith 1968, renewed 2001
  13. 13. Our Epiphany