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Stepping Stones Welcome to the SEAPC Stepping Stones Seminar In our time together you will learn: How to Abide in Christ. Success at home and at work. Staying Power. Makrothunetic Living.
Stepping Stones As you go forth from this place there are three institutions you must uphold to be successful. Dr. Roger Knapp 1. Your Church 2. Your Family 3. Your Country
Stepping Stones The First Stepping Stone Hupotasso “A voluntary attitude of giving in, cooperating, assuming responsibility for, and carrying a burden. 1 Cor 16:15-16 I urge you, brothers, 16 to submit to such as these and to everyone who joins in the work, and labors at it.
Stepping Stones: Hupotasso Personal strength requires submission in Faith,Family, Country Prosperity is the result of selecting the right Higher Power Book To be productive you must have a spiritual base for your life.
Stepping Stones: Hupotasso Hupotasso “A voluntary attitude of giving in, cooperating, assuming responsibility for, and carrying a burden. Eph 5: Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. 22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
Stepping Stones: Hupotasso Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. The husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the church His body, of which He is the Savior. The synergistic product of a couple losing themselves in each othr is a new entity that is greater than the sum of its parts. You can build a positive relationship by maintaining a good attitude toward each other.
Stepping Stones: Hupotasso Comparison is the basis of condemnation Eph 5: Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
Stepping Stones: Hupotasso In our world “Perception” is mistaken for “Reality.” Whatever you think about before you go to sleep will work in your mind all night. Do not let the sun set on your anger. Is your wife the reflection of your spiritual condition? The successful couple sees the value of mutual respect.
Stepping Stones: Values Matt 22:37-40 "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." How do we see our neighbors?
Stepping Stones: Values Can a republic based upon the ideology that all men are created equal long endure? Citizenship is the lifestyle of voluntarily giving in to, cooperating with, assuming responsibility for, and carrying the burdens of a community. Inform yourself. Serve others Participate in the process.
Stepping Stones: Abiding John 1: The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, "Look, the Lamb of God!" 37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, "What do you want?" They said, "Rabbi" (which means Teacher), "where are you staying?" 39 "Come," he replied, "and you will see."
Stepping Stones: Abiding All great men have a spiritual base for their lives. A “believer” is one who separates unto the word spoken to him, and obeys its mandate The word, worship, work, and giving disciplines are essential to abiding. To stand on this Stepping Stone we must realize that our life is not our own. Empowerment can be realized only in the context of purpose.
Stepping Stones: Staying Power Heb 12:1-3 2:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Stepping Stones: Staying Power Staying Power: Endurance: “Hupomeno” To voluntarily remain in a situation. Jesus endured the cross looking forward to the joy that was set before Him. Wang Ming Dao endured hardness looking to the promise of God. In difficult times we must look beyond ourselves. Selfishness erodes staying power.
Stepping Stones: Makrothumeo Heb 6: God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. 11 We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. 12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.
Stepping Stones: Makrothumeo Every Promise has the condition of forgiveness. Father, in the name of Jesus I forgive every person living or dead who ever hurt me, used me, or abused me in any way. In Jesus name I ask you to forgive them. I release them to you. I ask you to bless them, that they might know Jesus and live in righteousness.
Stepping Stones: Makrothumeo Little League Lessons 1. Remain a team. 2. Remain poised. 3. Keep communication clear. 4. Forgiveness is the key. Forgiveness is a decision we make many times a day.
Stepping Stones: Echoes Meteko: to partake of or share in a common experience. We meet and there is an echo. “Meteko” is the stuff of successful partnerships. “Meteko” means we give ourselves to the person, idea, practice, or suggestion. Connectedness should give inner peace. A core value is the last to give way under pressure.
Stepping Stones: Fellowship 1 John 1:1-4 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched-this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
Stepping Stones: Fellowship Truth is the core element of fellowship. Honesty delivers us from those fine-line decisions that would forever separate us from fellowship. To be a productive member of society, you must value the other people in it. Fellowship requires a common meal. Honesty releases value.
Stepping Stones: Fulfillment Matt 5:6 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. “Fulfilled, perfected, and matured,” these were the three big words that his ears ached for each Sunday. How will my children be fulfilled, perfected, and matured?” Stepping Stones pg 121
Stepping Stones: Fulfilled One day I woke up and realized I was a coach. Coaches stand on the stepping stone of fulfillment as the raging rapids swirl all around them. Fulfilled, perfected, and matured: these are the three key words. Love, follow, live, hold onto spiritual values, and apply them – these are the five lessons that last
Stepping Stones: Multiplication Heb 6: For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, 14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.
Stepping Stones: Multiplication Sure Steps Believe in who you are. Know the power of small. Live heart-to-heart. Never quit. Have well defined values and do not be afraid to share them with others.
Stepping Stones: Motion Matt 4: From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near." 18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.
Stepping Stones: Motion Sure Steps From sterile stagnation, the people became fluid followers. Relationship must replace position thinking. Purpose replaces power. Quality of life replaces standard of living. What you leave behind is more important than what you receive. Temporal value is replaced by eternal value.
Stepping Stones: Empowerment Matt 10:1 10:1 He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. Acts 1:7-8 "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
Stepping Stones: Empowerment Sure Steps Secure both feet. Face the danger. Focus Empowerment is for purpose. Stand for a moment on the stone of empowerment. Feel the surge. Take the leap.
Stepping Stones: Thank You In this seminar we have learned: HupotassoWhat do you think? ValuesWhere do you live? Staying PowerMakrothumetics EchoesFellowship FulfillmentMultiplication MotionEmpowerment
Other SEAPC Seminars Prayer Walking Seminar Follows the book Attack Lambs. Has mobilized thousands around the world to go out and pray for their cities and nations. BRIDGES Seminar Follows the book BRIDGES and teaches us how to manage change in our lives. Strategic Teams Teaches the principles of team building and empowerment for purpose
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