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20070909 Remember Your Vowels Kingdom Principles


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Remember Your Vowels Kingdom Principles

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20070909 Remember Your Vowels Kingdom Principles

  1. 1. Remember your Vowels! - Elementary Principles for Kingdom Impact
  2. 2. Galatians 4 <ul><li>1I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, </li></ul><ul><li>2but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Galatians 4 <ul><li>3In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Galatians 4 <ul><li>4But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, </li></ul><ul><li>5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Galatians 4 <ul><li>6And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, &quot;Abba! Father!&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>7So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Galatians 4 <ul><li>8Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods. </li></ul><ul><li>9But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world , whose slaves you want to be once more? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Remember your Vowels! - Elementary Principles for Kingdom Impact
  8. 8. Purpose for Basic Principles <ul><li>Use simple methods to convey complex truth </li></ul><ul><li>Strips away the distractions </li></ul><ul><li>Gives us tools </li></ul>
  9. 9. Vowel Principles <ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>E </li></ul><ul><li>I </li></ul><ul><li>O </li></ul><ul><li>U and sometimes… </li></ul><ul><li>Y </li></ul><ul><li>The World’s vs the KINGDOM’s </li></ul>
  10. 10. A is for Accountability <ul><li>The World says: “You’re not the boss of me, now!” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Accountability <ul><li>John 17 4&quot;I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Christ was aware of his accountability. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Accountability <ul><li>Who are you accountable to? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Accountability – To God <ul><li>Romans 14:11-12 </li></ul><ul><li>11for it is written,     &quot;As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>12So then each of us will give an account of himself to God. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Accountability – To Others <ul><li>Hebrews 13:16-17 16Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.17Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you . </li></ul>
  15. 15. Accountability – to Yourself <ul><li>5Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? </li></ul><ul><li>6And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test. </li></ul><ul><li>2 Corinthians 13:4-6 (NIV) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Elementary Kingdom Principle: <ul><li>&quot;I am accountable to God, to others & to myself.&quot; </li></ul>
  17. 17. E is for Expectations <ul><li>The world says: </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Don't expect anything of me but what I am willing to give.&quot; </li></ul>
  18. 18. God sets expectations <ul><li>Micah 6 </li></ul><ul><li>8He has told you, O man, what is good;          And what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Expectations <ul><li>Philippians 1:20 as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body , whether by life or by death. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Expectations <ul><li>Colossians 4 </li></ul><ul><li>17And say to Archippus, &quot;See that you fulfill the ministry that you have received in the Lord.“ </li></ul><ul><li>2 Timothy 4:5 As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry . </li></ul>
  21. 21. Expectations <ul><li>Matthew 5 </li></ul><ul><li>37Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'; </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations go both ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Set 'em, get 'em. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Expectations <ul><li>Every member a minister - your ministry matters! </li></ul>
  23. 23. Elementary Kingdom Principle <ul><li>&quot;I have expectations to set and high expectations to fulfill.&quot; </li></ul>
  24. 24. I is for Improvement <ul><li>The world says &quot;Do just enough to get by.&quot; </li></ul>
  25. 25. Improvement <ul><li>1 Thessalonians 4 </li></ul><ul><li>1Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Improvement <ul><li>Ephesians 4 </li></ul><ul><li>15Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Improvement <ul><li>Luke 12:48b (NIV) </li></ul><ul><li>From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Elementary Kingdom Principle <ul><li>&quot;God has improved me though Christ, so that I can improve the church </li></ul><ul><li>for Christ.&quot; </li></ul>
  29. 29. Improvement <ul><li>Revelation 19:7 Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come,and his Bride has made herself ready; </li></ul>
  30. 30. O is for Ownership <ul><li>The world says: </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The one who dies with the most toys wins.&quot; </li></ul>
  31. 31. Ownership <ul><li>Luke 14:27 Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Ownership <ul><li>Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,24since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Ownership <ul><li>Mark 8:35-36 (English Standard Version) </li></ul><ul><li>35For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? </li></ul>
  34. 34. Ownership <ul><li>2 Timothy 4:5 As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry . </li></ul>
  35. 35. Ownership <ul><li>Galatians 6 (The Message) </li></ul><ul><li>4-5Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given , and then sink yourself into that . Don't be impressed with yourself. Don't compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Ownership <ul><li>(NAS) </li></ul><ul><li>14But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Elementary Kingdom Principle <ul><li>&quot;God owns the world and everything in it, but I own the ministry He has given me.&quot; </li></ul>
  38. 38. Ownership <ul><li>Every member a minister - your ministry matters! </li></ul>
  39. 39. U is for Urgency <ul><li>The world says: </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow, life is too short, relax...&quot; </li></ul>
  40. 40. Urgency <ul><li>Luke 12:19-21 (NIV) </li></ul><ul><li>19And I'll say to myself, &quot;You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.&quot; 20&quot;But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?&quot; </li></ul>
  41. 41. Urgency <ul><li>Revelation 3:3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief , and you will not know at what time I will come to you. </li></ul>
  42. 42. Urgency <ul><li>Romans 13 </li></ul><ul><li>11And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. </li></ul>
  43. 43. Urgency <ul><li>Titus 3:1 Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, </li></ul>
  44. 44. Elementary Kingdom Principle <ul><li>&quot;Live for Christ like today is your last.&quot; </li></ul>
  45. 45. Urgency <ul><li>Every member a minister - your ministry matters! </li></ul>
  46. 46. The Vowels <ul><li>Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Urgency </li></ul><ul><li>…and sometimes… </li></ul>
  47. 47. Y is for YELL! <ul><li>For Help! </li></ul><ul><li>For Joy! </li></ul>
  48. 48. Yell! <ul><li>The world says: </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Asking for help is weakness.&quot; </li></ul>
  49. 49. Yell for Help <ul><li>To God - </li></ul><ul><li>Hebrews 4:16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need </li></ul>
  50. 50. Yell for Help! <ul><li>To Others – </li></ul><ul><li>Titus 3:14 And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful. </li></ul>
  51. 51. Yell for Joy! <ul><li>P salm 47:1 Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy. </li></ul>
  52. 52. Elementary Kingdom Principle <ul><li>&quot;I will call upon the Lord and others for help, yet be ready to help when the call goes out.&quot; </li></ul>
  53. 53. The Most Basic Kingdom Principle <ul><li>Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners , Christ died for us. </li></ul>