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Bonus Leadership Lesson: Think This, Not That
Series: Lessons Learned
Acts 4, Acts 13
Grab your Bible, and turn to Acts, Chapters 4 and 13.
Precious Lord, tender our hearts to Your voice and our minds to Your instruction. We will meditate on Your precepts and think about Your ways. We will delight in Your principles and not forget the Word on which You have caused us to hope.
I recently studied the book of Acts using the FLAP method (Page 5). Looking back and reflecting on the many principles I learned, I jotted down a few to share with leaders. I pray they encourage you in the work the Lord has called you to.
“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.” - Acts 4:13 (NIV)
• God put together ministry teams to accomplish His work.
• Certain people were chosen and sent to different places to do different things with different people.
• Sometimes the people got to go with their “ministry friends,” sometimes not.
• Some citizens received the message and believed; others rejected the message and criticized the messengers.
• Some quit.
• New places provided new power and new passion and also new persecution.
• The disciples impact (in the places they were obedient) was lasting and life changing for people and cities.
• Problems and differences became an opportunity for unity and growth.
• People believed; households were saved.
• New leaders were developed.
• Faith grew, hope increased, people were encouraged and lives were changed.
• Churches were strengthened and communities grew together stronger.
• People were helped and some were healed.
• Entire cities were changed for the better.
• They did not allow disagreements to hinder their progress.
• They refused to let discouragement prevent their usefulne ...
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