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The Call To Follow Well


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The Call To Follow Well

  1. 1. 6 Calls On Your Life
  2. 2. The Call to Follow Well
  3. 3. The Call to Follow Well A church is made up of: * Individuals and an * Integrated body.
  4. 4. God Raises Up Leaders Eph. 4:11-12 His gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers to equip God’s people for works of service.
  5. 5. God Raises Up Leaders Eph. 1:1 Paul an apostle of Christ ... by the will of God.
  6. 6. God Raises Up Leaders Acts 20:28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock to which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers.
  7. 7. God Guides the Leaders Acts 16:9 During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”
  8. 8. God Guides the Leaders Acts 16:11 After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
  9. 9. God Guides the Leaders Acts 13:2 While they were worshipping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”
  10. 10. God Guides the Leaders Acts 6:3 “Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn the responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.”
  11. 11. God Guides the Leaders Phil. 2:20-21 I have no one else like him who takes a genuine interest in your welfare. For everyone looks out for his own interest, not those of Jesus Christ.
  12. 12. God Guides the Leaders James 3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
  13. 13. God Guides the Leaders Jms. 3:14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.
  14. 14. God Guides the Leaders James 3:15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil.
  15. 15. God Guides the Leaders James 3:16 For where envy and selfish ambition exist, there you will find disorder and every evil practice.
  16. 16. God Guides the Leaders James 3:17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first pure, peace-loving, open to reason, submissive, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
  17. 17. God Guides the Leaders James 3:18 Peace-makers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
  18. 18. 3 Privileges 1. Go elsewhere. 3 John 9 I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will have nothing to do with us.
  19. 19. 3 Privileges 1. Go elsewhere. 3 John 10 So if I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, gossiping maliciously about us.
  20. 20. 3 Privileges 1. Go elsewhere. 3 John 12 Demetrius is well spoken of by everyone—and even by the truth itself. We also speak well of him...
  21. 21. 3 Privileges 2. Follow Your Conscience in Gray Areas. Romans 14:1 Accept him whose faith is weak without passing judgment on disputable matters.
  22. 22. 3 Privileges 3. Give Input and Feedback. Hebrews 13:17 Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.
  23. 23. 3 Responsibilities Scripture. 1. Check Scripture Acts 17:11 Now these Bereans were more noble than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the scriptures daily to see if these things were true.
  24. 24. 3 Responsibilities 2. Submit yourself. . 1 Peter 5:5 Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. Clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
  25. 25. 3 Responsibilities 3. Follow with a Good Will . Phil. 2:14-15 Do all things without grumbling or complaining that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation in which you shine as lights.
  26. 26. 3 Responsibilities 3. Follow with a Good Will . Eph. 4:3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.