Freedom | Week 3 | Breaking Addictions
It’s not the Magnitude of the Church that matters, it’s the Ministry of the Church that matters!
The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people, and they stood around him from morning till evening.
When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, “What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge, while all these people stand around you from morning till evening?”
Moses answered him, “Because the people come to me to seek God’s will.
Whenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God’s decrees and instructions.”
Leader Addiction: False Humility / Pride
The root of all sin is Pride
Follower’s Addiction: Not actually being hungry for the truth - If it’s not twitter worthy, it’s not noteworthy
Leader Addiction: Codependency / Caregiver Leader
Quiet themselves when they are in need
Follower’s Addiction: Not cultivating your own spiritual maturity and growth.
Leader Addiction: Approval / Fear of Man
Follower’s Addiction: You desire a personal shepherd but you are still resisting surrendering to the Great Shepherd.
Moses’ father-in-law replied, “What you are doing is not good. You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone.
Listen now to me and I will give you some advice, and may God be with you. You must be the people’s representative before God and bring their disputes to him.
Teach them his decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave.
But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.
Have them serve as judges for the people at all times, but have them bring every difficult case to you; the simple cases they can decide themselves. That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you.
If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied.”
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
It takes your Participation… Not just the Platform Presentation
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate 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.