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July 6, 2014 - The Questions Every Leader Has to Face - I Samuel; 28:3-7

posted Jul 7, 2014, 9:15 AM by Grant Garber   [ updated Jan 28, 2015, 7:02 AM ]
Question #1 – What do you do when your prophet dies?
    • You can try to hang on to all the things you learned, as if the prophet never died.
    • You can look for a new prophet.
  • There is always more of God’s truth to be learned from new prophets.
Question #2 – What will you do when God is silent?
    • David chose to trust in a God who isn't on a leash and doesn't always come when beckoned.
    • Jesus chose to stay on the cross.
    • Saul chose to respond to God’s silence by becoming so desperate he went to a sorcerer.
  • Our great temptation when we are disappointed with God is to listen to whoever is speaking.
  • We need to be good stewards of our disappointments from God.
  • It is easy to have “faith because of”. Real faith emerges as “faith in spite of”.
Question #3 – What are you going to do when it is time to stop leading?
  • Reasons we are tempted to hold on to leadership too long!
    • We grow accustomed to the privileges of being in charge.
    • Jealousy
  • Never cling to anything but your God.
  • Life is only lived well with open hands.
  • The point of your life is to worship/glorify God and enjoy Him forever!

Pastor Jim Spon | I Samuel; 28:3-7