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The Effective Servant We all want to be effective in the activities we partake. When we think of effective, we think of efficiency. Example : Manufacturing.

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2 The Effective Servant We all want to be effective in the activities we partake. When we think of effective, we think of efficiency. Example : Manufacturing Units/day x 24 x unit $ x 90%

3 The Effective Servant Service = Giving (stemming from love) Take and Give For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. (Gal 6:8)

4 The Effective Servant - Spiritual Discipline Prayer (starting with morning prayer)

5 The Effective Servant - Spiritual Discipline Guard us and bring us to a good start Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. (Ps 1:1-2) The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes (Ps 19: 8)

6 The Effective Servant - Spiritual Discipline The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? (Ps 27:1) Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, (Ps143:8)

7 The Effective Servant - Spiritual Discipline Master, grant us to be children of light and of day, so that we may pass day in righteousness, purity and good conduct, and that we may complete the rest of the days of our life without stumbling. (Absolution #1) We ask you, Master of all, to enlighten our minds, our hearts and our understanding. Grant us to please you this day. Protect us from all evil, all sin and all the power of the enemy. (Absolution #2)

8 The Effective Servant - Spiritual Discipline Summary  Guard us  Bless us  To have no fear  Protection (from Satan, sin and all evil)  Know His will  Keep His commandments  Keep us away from sin  Righteous, pure and good conduct  Please Him

9 The Effective Servant - Spiritual Discipline Prayer (starting with morning prayer) Bible Spiritual Books/CD’s/Tapes Repentance & Confession Giving (including time) Liturgical life Fastings

10 The Effective Servant - Spiritual Discipline Example: Rechargeable Batteries Fuel up

11 The Effective Servant - Characteristics  Love  Labor of Love (1 Thes 1:3)  Faithful – committed and responsible  Humility – keep learning  Example – is the way  Wisdom  Focus

12 The Effective Servant - Practicalities Preparation  References  Objective  Written  Method of delivery  A/V  Application

13 The Effective Servant - Practicalities Delivery  Always show benefits. Do not dictate.  Know your audience – same wavelength  Not boring tone or monotone  Laugh and smile

14 The Effective Servant - Practicalities Follow Up  One on one visits  Telephone   In Church  Activities and trips

15 The Effective Servant - Summary  Must start then maintain a spiritual discipline.  Work on developing characteristics to make you more effective.  Practical aspect: Honest Preparation Convincing Delivery Prompt and Constant Follow up


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