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1 Welcome to CBCB: Chicago Booth Christians in Business!

2 CB Mission Statement The Chicago Booth Christians in Business (CB) group seeks to meet the spiritual needs of Christian students and create an atmosphere where students can develop their faith during and after business school. We are devoted to helping believers live out their faith in business!

3 We Are Family! (Mark 3:35; Gal 3:28) Ice-breaker - get to know your new family: Where are you from? Who is in your family? What was ‘family time’ growing up? What is your best family memory? What is the craziest thing a family member has done?

4 We Are Family! (Mark 3:35; Gal 3:28) Get to know your new family: Sister Susan Brother Ryan Brother Stephen Brother Andrew Brother Dave We are here for you!

5 We Are Family!...What Does That Mean? We all have the same Father! (Mal 2:10) Through the Son (John 14:6) By the Holy Spirit (Eph 2:18) We are united by Christ’s love! (John 17:23) We are here to serve one another! (Phil 2:3-4) No family is perfect… We have disagreements that we openly discuss, speaking the truth in love (Eph 4:15) What is said in-house stays in-house! (1 Cor 6:7)

6 Business Leaders of the Bible Series The Big Idea: We are followers of Jesus We will be business leaders We want to shape the world for the Kingdom Well, the Bible is full of followers of Jesus Who led the businesses of their time And shaped the world for the Kingdom in amazing ways! Why not learn from their stories? After all, they are family! (Rom 11)

7 Business Leaders of the Bible Series Leaders in the spotlight: David Joseph Moses Noah Esther Daniel Abraham Paul Deborah Peter Jesus We are super-excited for this series!

8 Our First Business Leader: David First, was he a business leader? David’s resume: Shepherd: killed a lion, bear, and giant (1 Sam 17:36-51) Professional musician (1 Sam 16:21) Multi-multi-multi-platinum songwriter (Psalms) Army General/Head of Acquisitions (1 Sam 18:5) King/CEO of Fortune 5 country (2 Sam 2) Led world in stock returns during reign (2 Sam 8; 1 Chr 18) Avoided hostile takeover attempts (2 Sam 18) Other accomplishments: Top 5 best known people of all time…NBD Has a city named after him (1 Chr 12:39) Great-great….grandfather of Jesus Christ (Mat 1:6) “In everything he did he had success, because the LORD was with him.” (1 Sam 18:14)

9 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOHQAZjkGOQ David’s Conquests

10 King David’s Business Principles

11 Story time: 1 Samuel 17:4-11, 32-37 A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. He was over nine feet tall. He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels; on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. His spear shaft was like a weaver's rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels. His shield bearer went ahead of him. Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, "Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose a man and have him come down to me. If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us." Then the Philistine said, "This day I defy the ranks of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other." On hearing the Philistine's words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified. David said to Saul, "Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him." Saul replied, "You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a boy, and he has been a fighting man from his youth." But David said to Saul, "Your servant has been keeping his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine." Saul said to David, "Go, and the LORD be with you.”

12 King David’s Business Principles Leaders embrace challenges – while trusting in God Killed a lion, a bear, and a Philistine giant – oh my! Relied on God’s strength to overcome each challenge Gave God the glory for deliverance Discussion time! Name a challenge you have overcome despite your fears. How are you better equipped to be a leader as a result of the challenge? How did you rely on God to overcome the challenge? Did you give God the glory afterward? How? Are you in the midst of a challenge? Are you trusting in God to overcome it? How? Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

13 1 Samuel 17:28 When Eliab, David's oldest brother, heard him speaking with the men, he burned with anger at him and asked, "Why have you come down here? And with whom did you leave those few sheep in the desert? I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is; you came down only to watch the battle.“ 1 Samuel 18:7-11 As they danced, they sang: "Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands." Saul was very angry; this refrain galled him. "They have credited David with tens of thousands," he thought, "but me with only thousands. What more can he get but the kingdom?" And from that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David. The next day an evil spirit from God came forcefully upon Saul. He was prophesying in his house, while David was playing the harp, as he usually did. Saul had a spear in his hand and he hurled it, saying to himself, "I'll pin David to the wall." But David eluded him twice.

14 2 Samuel 12:15-18a After Nathan had gone home, the LORD struck the child that Uriah's wife had borne to David, and he became ill. David pleaded with God for the child. He fasted and went into his house and spent the nights lying on the ground. The elders of his household stood beside him to get him up from the ground, but he refused, and he would not eat any food with them. On the seventh day the child died. David's servants were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they thought, "While the child was still living, we spoke to David but he would not listen to us. How can we tell him the child is dead? He may do something desperate.“ 2 Samuel 15:10-16 Then Absalom sent secret messengers throughout the tribes of Israel to say, "As soon as you hear the sound of the trumpets, then say, 'Absalom is king in Hebron.' " Two hundred men from Jerusalem had accompanied Absalom. They had been invited as guests and went quite innocently, knowing nothing about the matter. While Absalom was offering sacrifices, he also sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, to come from Giloh, his hometown. And so the conspiracy gained strength, and Absalom's following kept on increasing. A messenger came and told David, "The hearts of the men of Israel are with Absalom." Then David said to all his officials who were with him in Jerusalem, "Come! We must flee, or none of us will escape from Absalom. We must leave immediately, or he will move quickly to overtake us and bring ruin upon us and put the city to the sword." The king's officials answered him, "Your servants are ready to do whatever our lord the king chooses." The king set out, with his entire household following him; but he left ten concubines to take care of the palace…So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and he lay with his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

15 King David’s Business Principles Leaders are molded by adversity His siblings hated him His boss hated him and tried to kill him on many occasions A number of his children died young His son conspired to kill him and take his throne And we already know about the lion, bear, and giant! Discussion time! Describe a time you were molded through adversity. How did God use the adversity to develop your character? How are you better equipped to lead now? How did you rely on God to get through it? Did you give God the glory afterward? How? Are you in the midst of adversity? What is God teaching you? Are you trusting in God to get you through it? How? James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

16 1 Chronicles 29:10-16 David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly, saying, "Praise be to you, O LORD, God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. "But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand. We are aliens and strangers in your sight, as were all our forefathers. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope. O LORD our God, as for all this abundance that we have provided for building you a temple for your Holy Name, it comes from your hand, and all of it belongs to you. Psalm 18:32-36 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great. You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn. Psalm 23:1-3 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 1 Samuel 17:36-37 Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine." Saul said to David, "Go, and the LORD be with you."

17 King David’s Business Principles Leaders openly give the glory to God David glorified God frequently and publicly David sought God for deliverance frequently and publicly Discussion time! Does God really deserve the glory for everything? Describe a time in your life when you publicly glorified God. How did you feel? What was the response? Describe a time when you sought deliverance from God. What happened? Did you give the glory to Him afterward? How can we glorify God at school? How can we do so publicly? Where in your life are you trying to control a situation? Where are you trying to keep the glory to yourself? Psalm 24:1-2 The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters. Psalm 25:11 For the sake of your name, O LORD, forgive my iniquity, though it is great.

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