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Josh. 24:15 [By Ron Halbrook] Introduction 1. Josh. 24:15 Leadership depends 1 st on spiritual attitude, condition, & role 3.

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2 Josh. 24:15 [By Ron Halbrook]

3 Introduction 1. Josh. 24:15 Leadership depends 1 st on spiritual attitude, condition, & role 3

4 Introduction 2. If we succeed in other areas but fail in spiritual leadership, we fail in our first responsibility. 3. If we fall short in temporal goals but succeed in spiritual leadership, we succeed in God’s sight! 4

5 Introduction 4. God makes men into spiritual leaders if we are willing: God made man responsible to lead the family Moral & spiritual leadership grows out of loving God & our fellow man How can we become moral & spiritual leaders in the home? 5

6 I. God Made Man Responsible to Lead the Family A. Whom Did God Make Responsible from the Beginning? Gen. 2:24 God created man to take initiative 6

7 I. God Made Man Responsible to Lead the Family A. Whom Did God Make Responsible from the Beginning? Gen. 3:16 God taught Eve to submit to Adam 7

8 I. God Made Man Responsible to Lead the Family B. God Commends or Condemns Our Leadership Gen. 18:19 God commended Abraham—& me? 8

9 I. God Made Man Responsible to Lead the Family C. God Appointed Men to Lead in Setting an Example of Loving God & Teaching His Word Deut. 6:4-9 Are we setting this example? 9

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11 I. God Made Man Responsible to Lead the Family D. Joshua Was Determined to Lead His Family Josh. 24:14-15 Do we have his determination? 11

12 Josh. 24:14-15 Do we have his determination? 12

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19 19 32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

20 20 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

21 II. Moral & Spiritual Leadership Grow Out of Loving God & Our Fellow Man A. Every Application of True Leadership Is Based on Love of God & Fellow Man Matt. 22:34-40 All God teaches us is based on these two principles: apply to lead the home 21

22 Matt. 22:34-40 All God teaches us is based on these two principles: apply to lead the home But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. 35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

23 23 Matt. 22:34-40 All God teaches us is based on these two principles: apply to lead the home

24 II. Moral & Spiritual Leadership Grow Out of Loving God & Our Fellow Man A. Every Application of True Leadership Is Based on Love of God & Fellow Man Rom. 13:8-10 God teaches us true love for our neighbor: apply to lead the home 24

25 Rom. 13:8-10 God teaches us true love for our neighbor: apply to lead the home 25

26 II. Moral & Spiritual Leadership Grow Out of Loving God & Our Fellow Man B. Leadership Based on Mere Tradition, Emotion, Human Philosophy, & Force Is Flawed Effective leadership requires God’s guidance 26  Scripture  Prayer  Wise counsel  Good examples  God’s providence

27 II. Moral & Spiritual Leadership Grow Out of Loving God & Our Fellow Man C. We Develop Spiritual Leadership in Various Areas of Our Life & Character Personal spiritual growth is foundational Growth in leading the wife is essential Growth in leading each child is necessary Growth in leading the family unit is the result 27

28 Invitation 1. Josh. 24:15 Leadership depends 1 st on spiritual attitude, condition, & role 28

29 Invitation 2. If we succeed in other areas but fail in spiritual leadership, we fail in our first responsibility. 3. If we fall short in temporal goals but succeed in spiritual leadership, we succeed in God’s sight! 29

30 Invitation 4. God makes men into spiritual leaders if we are willing: God made man responsible to lead the family Moral & spiritual leadership grows out of loving God & our fellow man How can we become moral & spiritual leaders in the home? 30

31 Invitation 5. All of us can be faithful children in God’s family: Gal. 3:26-27 Enter by obedient faith 31

32 Invitation 5. All of us can be faithful children in God’s family: Acts 8:22 Restored if repent, confess, & pray 32


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