Home Run Life

4 questions that can transform your life:

1) What makes for a Home Run Life Dream?

  • Success
  • Someone
  • Self Respect
  • Significance

2) What can we learn from Joseph’s Life Dream? (Genesis 37-50)

  • Win Dependence
  • Win Within
  • Win With Others
  • Win Results

3) What is the pattern? (Gods Game Plan for Life & Leadership – Romans 12)

  • Home Plate – Connect
  • 1st Base – Character
  • 2nd Base – Community
  • 3rd Base – Competence

4) How do you run the bases of life? (How will you?)

Everyone is a Leader

Scripture: 2 Samuel 5-12

Quality #1 – Humility

  • The temptation of pride: My leadership is from me and it is for me.
  • The truth of humility: My leadership is from God and it is for others.

Quality #2 – Initiative

  • Leaders solve problems.
  • Leader make progress.
  • Leaders help people.

Questions for reflection:

  • What will you do to carry your leadership with humility?
  • What problem have you been sitting in that God is telling you its time to solve?
  • Who is in your backyard that you could help?

 

Lead Your Kids

Scripture: Romans 8

The Truth: As a parent, you have the greatest potential to influence your child.

The Dare: We dare you to lead your kids (maximize your potential).

  • Love Unconditionally
  • Engage Fully
  • Affirm Frequently
  • Discipline & Dream

Action:

Dare: (Grow Your Relationship)

  • Pray Daily
  • Meet One-on-One Weekly

Double Dog Dare: (Grow Your Leadership)

Will the church lead the world or bend to it?

Whether the church leads the world or bends to it depends on those of us who call ourselves Christians. We are not immune to temptation. We all have a war raging inside of us that goes against the will of God. But if you don’t bend to your temptation and the will of the world, then the church doesn’t bend. That is how the church can lead the world – one person at a time.

As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.   But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do. 1 Peter 1:14-15

Home Run Life – Week 5

Scripture:

  • Romans 12:1-2
  • 2 Corinthians 5

When & Why I’m Convinced, Compelled, and Committed to running the bases backwards.

  1. Convinced of Eternal Life
  2. Compelled by Love of God
  3. Committed as Ambassadors

In discipleship, we run the bases forwards.
In evangelism, we should run the bases backwards:

  • Give (we give ourselves away)
  • Get Better (gain respect for what you do)
  • Add Value
  • Personal Life

Response: In which “stream of influence” is your career/job?

Home Run Life – Week 4

Winning Third Base Pressure (in principle):
My Purpose is into Creator, not my Career! So I live & work for my creator first!

Winning Third Base Pressure (in practice):

  1. God is my provider, I Trust in Him.
    • Psalm 20:6-8
    • I turn to Him first in the morning.
    • I work up to 6 days, not 7.
    • I put time limits on my work week.
  2. God is my provider, I Work for Him.
    • Colossians 3:22-25
    • You cannot do shoddy work and ask God to bless it.
  3. God is my provider, I wait for Favor.

Response: Which of these 3 is taking you ‘out’? Is it time for you to bow to God (and His purpose)?

Home Run Life – Week 3

Scripture: Ephesians 5:1

Getting in Scoring Position (In Principle):
“Figure out what counts on the last day, so that you know what to count every day!”

Getting in Scoring Position (Keep Practicing):

  1. Keep your Word
  2. Keep your Calendar aligned with your Relationships
  3. Keep Short Accounts
    • Let no bitterness take root in your spirit.
    • Forgive what you cannot fix.
    • When you get a raw deal, deal with it right.

Response: Where are you getting thrown out at second?

Home Run Life – Week 2

Scripture: Romans 12:1-2

Getting on base for a home run life: (Principle)
In the Vine, is the power to win within. When I drift from the vine, I drift into vice!

Three huge swings or you strike out: (Practice)

1) Live for the Truth (or lose with a lie)

2) Plug into the Vine (it’s not my power)

3) Draw the Line (be done with this “one”)

Response: Take a serious swing at this “one”. (Break the cycle of sin.)

Home Run Life – Week 1

4 questions that can transform your life:

1) What makes for a Home Run Life Dream?

  • Success
  • Someone
  • Self Respect
  • Significance

2) What can we learn from Joseph’s Life Dream? (Genesis 37-50)

  • Win Dependence
  • Win Within
  • Win With Others
  • Win Results

3) What is the pattern? (Gods Game Plan for Life & Leadership – Romans 12)

  • Home Plate – Connect
  • 1st Base – Character
  • 2nd Base – Community
  • 3rd Base – Competence

4) How do you run the bases of life? (How will you?)

The Building Years

Scripture: 2 Samuel 5, Deuteronomy 17:14-20

The world defines success as going up and to the right.

To maximize your potential you must get 2 things right:

  1. Guardrails
  2. Relationships

God defines success as not going to the right or to the left.

Drink The Cup

Scripture: Matthew 20:20-28, Matthew 26:36-46
In a world of “Pass the Cup” (and do my will); Learn to “Drink the Cup” (and do God’s will).
Give a Cup is ServingPour a Cup is SacrificeDrink the Cup is Surrender
 
Drink the Cup (2 observations):
  1. Play Your Part
  2. Play Hurt

Texas Hold ‘Em and Discipleship

This week’s message: “Texas Hold ‘Em and Discipleship” by: Pastor Kevin Queen

Scripture: Matthew 16

Words from William Borden:

6 Words: No Reserves; No Retreats; No Regrets
2 Words: “All In”

Matthew 16:24 Unpacked:

  1. The invitation for discipleship is for Everybody. (Whoever)
  2. Discipleship initiates with No to Self. (Deny yourself)
  3. Discipleship involves saying Yes to God (Take up your cross)
  4. Discipleship implies walking at Jesus’ Pace (Follow Me)

The Church: From the Kiddy Pool to the Kingdom

Pastor Kevin Queen asked the question, “What was Jesus core message?” and the answer is, the Kingdom of God is here. The Kingdom of God can be described as where God’s rule and reign is active and available to all.
The Church is the Community of the King