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“WE STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE 2012 Pt.2 (DANIEL 6:1-4) What DISTINGUISHES the church from the world? The Standard of EXCELLENCE is the WORD; NOT the World!

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1 “WE STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE 2012 Pt.2 (DANIEL 6:1-4) What DISTINGUISHES the church from the world? The Standard of EXCELLENCE is the WORD; NOT the World! We fail to achieve excellence because we copy the wrong standard! VS. WORDWORLD

2 “WE STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE 2012 Pt.2 (DANIEL 6:1-4) What DISTINGUISHES the church from the world? THE WORD’S STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR MARRIAGE: 1.)Ephesians 5: Husbands: are the head (servant leaders). -Husbands: are the head (servant leaders). *Love the wife as Christ loved the church. *Love the wife as his own body. -Wives: -Wives: *Submit (willingly obey) their husbands. *Reverence/Respect their husbands.

3 “WE STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE 2012 Pt.2 (DANIEL 6:3) What DISTINGUISHES the church from the world? THE WORD’S STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR SINGLES: 2.)1 Corinthians 7 -VS.1 Learn to date without touching. -VS.1 Learn to date without touching. -VS.32 Devote more time to ministry/service -VS.32 Devote more time to ministry/service seeking to please the Lord. seeking to please the Lord. *Singles ought to ENJOY the benefit of having less obligations and use their free having less obligations and use their free time to serve God in EXCELLENCE! time to serve God in EXCELLENCE!

4 “WE STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE 2012 Pt.2 (DANIEL 6:3) What DISTINGUISHES the church from the world? THE WORD’S STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR PARENTS & CHILDREN: 3.)Ephesians 6:1-4 -Children: -Children: *Obey your parents. *Honor your mother & father for long life. -Fathers/Parents: -Fathers/Parents: *Don’t be too hard on our children. *Nurture our children by training them in the way of the Lord (Proverbs 22:6).

5 “WE STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE 2012 Pt.2 (DANIEL 6:3) What DISTINGUISHES the church from the world? THE WORD’S STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR WORK: 4.)Ephesians 6:5-9 -Employees: -Employees: *Obey and respect your employers with the purpose of pleasing Christ; NOT man. *Have Character: Work well EVEN when the boss is NOT looking. -Employers: -Employers: *Respect the employees. *Rule out of love; NOT fear (no threatening)!

6 “WE STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE 2012 Pt.2 (DANIEL 6:3) What DISTINGUISHES the church from the world? THE WORD’S STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR CHURCH: 5.)5 NT PURPOSES (Acts 2:42-47) -Evangelism: Matthew 28:19-20 “Go…” -Evangelism: Matthew 28:19-20 “Go…” -Worship: John 4:24 “Spirit & Truth” -Worship: John 4:24 “Spirit & Truth” *My worship (not confined to location) is a lifestyle centered around the truth of God’s Word. -Fellowship: Acts 2:42 ‘be devoted to -Fellowship: Acts 2:42 ‘be devoted to fellowship’ fellowship’ *This involves COMMUNITY & INTIMACY!

7 “WE STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE 2012 Pt.2 (DANIEL 6:3) What DISTINGUISHES the church from the world? THE WORD’S STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR CHURCH: 5.)5 NT PURPOSES (Acts 2:42-47) -Discipleship: John 8:31 ‘continue learning the -Discipleship: John 8:31 ‘continue learning the WORD…’ WORD…’ -Ministry: Matthew 25:31-46 ‘feed the hungry, -Ministry: Matthew 25:31-46 ‘feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick, visit the clothe the naked, visit the sick, visit the imprisoned, take in strangers, give water to the imprisoned, take in strangers, give water to the thirsty…’ thirsty…’ THE EXCELLENT CHURCH IS INTENTIONAL AT DOING ALL FIVE OF THESE WELL!


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