The Chronicles of The Best They Ever Had

Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. -Acts 2:43-47

Thursday, October 06, 2005


Notes from catalyst
Ill have more later

Andy Stanley Session 1
• 1. Your leadership ability has the potential to take you further than your character can sustain you.
• 2. Leaders get into trouble when their integrity doesn’t keep pace with the momentum created by their giftedness.
• 3. Our commitment to integrity can easily be eroded by our love of progress
• 4. The excuses we are most tempted to use are:
o God promised it.
o I deserve it.

1 Samuel 24: 1-4

I. David’s Opportunity
• A. This had all the makings of a God thing.
• B. When opportunities line up with our prayers and passions, it is difficult to exercise restraint.
• C. Opportunities must be weighed against something other than the uniqueness of the circumstances surrounding them.

II. David’s Response
• A. David weighed this opportunity against three things:
o 1. Law of God
o 2. Principles of God
o 3. Wisdom of God
1 Samuel 24: 1-12

• B. Everything that looks like a God thing, and feels like a God, and is suggested by others as a God thing isn’t necessarily a God thing
• C. The most direct route to what you want is rarely the best route.

III. Application

• A. Weigh every opportunity against the law, principles and wisdom of God
• B. Decide every day that you will not sacrifice integrity for progress
• C. Leadership decision
o Being the leader does not exempt you from the need for wise counsel. It necessitates it.

• 1. We are only one decision away from sacrificing our integrity…
o …which leads to a loss of credibility
o …Which undermines our influence
• 2. Remember: you never accomplish the will of God by violating the law of God, ignoring the principles of God or refusing the wisdom of God

Quotable Quotes:
• “No Correlation between giftedness, and maturity.” John Maxwell
• Don’t give up accountability.
• An open door isn’t always an invitation from God
• You do not replace what God has put in place.

Louie Giglio Session 2

Are you going to live and how are you going to live?
With one life its more important to live than lead
Let God lead, I’m with him
You are prized by majesty, by a God who has given supremely to mer
Leading is secondary to living
Worship is revelation and response
All of me for all of you
Worship is simple, its me in God’s hands.
We may be infatuated with the experience of worship
In worship we are to be consumed not consumers

Consumer ask whats in it for me , style, enjoyable, feels good segmented thing, use up the songs, trendy downloading, being happy, about me

Consumee is what can I give, surrender, costly and always involves sacrafice, what God requires, hurts good all of life things God uses up the singer, using Gods will, what to give more, eternity , where your bowing down, about bringing happiness to God, me being all about God

Living and leading for what never passes away
Nothing can stop God from putting us in his plan
What kind of worshiper are you


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