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If you ever find yourself between a rock and a hard place, take heart. Jesus did – often. The way Jesus handled his “no win” situations is the same way you can handle yours, and come out on top every single time. It all has to do with identity. A right understanding of Who Jesus is will help you land on your feet every single time. This message, from Luke 20:20-26, will take your walk with God to the next level – and that will positively impact everything about you, your family, your church and beyond.
Sometimes it’s good and wise to turn the other cheek. Jesus commanded we do so in some key ways (Matthew 5:38-45). But there is one area of life where we can’t afford to turn the other cheek. We’ve put it off long enough. It’s robbing us of our joy, peace and success. It’s also robbing others because we’re putting it off. We can turn things around. We must. Not tomorrow, but today. Right now.
The one thing we can’t afford to keep putting off is leadership. You and I have looked away for long enough. We’ve done this in our families, our churches and this nation. We’re suffering because we’re not leading. We’re turning the other cheek on our problems – expecting someone else to step in, say something and make some changes. Instead, we should each be the change we want others to initiate. We’ve been looking away for so long that we’ve forgotten what leadership is.
What you and I need to do today is get on our knees, humble ourselves before God, and ask Him to help us turn our cheeks toward, now away from, the problems. A leader doesn’t look the other way. A real leader looks at the problems with humble courage – and takes action to be the agent of change.
Yes, leadership is hard. But you know what’s harder? Not leading.We will have problems in life whether we lead or shrink back. But the solutions that come from courageous leadership birth solutions that far surpass the turmoil that results from doing nothing and waiting for someone else to do what is within our power to change.
How have you been turning the other cheek – in the wrong direction? What problem(s) are you facing in your personal life, your family, your church and even this nation which might be resolved (or at least lessened) if you were to take responsibility and lead? What are you waiting for?
What’s the difference between success and failure? You may be surprised – and empowered – once you understand. There are two questions you should be asking yourself – and asking God – throughout each and every day. Success in life begins with success with God. If you succeed with God, in your spiritual walk, every area of your life will be positively affected.
Your family should be asking these questions. Your church leaders should be asking them. The absence or presence of these two questions – and answering them correctly – makes all the difference between success or failure. Find out what these two powerful questions are, so that every area of your life can begin to soar. While you’re at it, why not share this message with your friends and help them soar, too?
Message 85 in our Life of Christ series. Click the image to the right and start listening. If you don’t yet have the Godfactor app, download it today for more great resources to help ignite your life for God.
Are you asking the right questions? Do you know the two powerful questions that will change everything about your life, family, church – and perhaps even this nation? Are you asking them throughout your day?
What am I? “I’m loved and appreciated by some, hated and resisted by others – yet I’m necessary for the establishment and expansion of God’s Kingdom.” You’ll learn the answer to this riddle, and so much more, in this message from Luke 20:1-8. I really enjoyed teaching this message because it focuses on the authority of Jesus Christ – and what it means for each of us in the daily grind of life. Until we understand Jesus’ authority in every area of our lives, we’ll be stuck.
Jesus did many things that were not humanly possible – and so did His apostles. In fact, those who are called by Jesus to lead the Church are called to do the impossible continually. How do mere mortals do the impossible? In this message, we explore the real source of Jesus’ power – and the power behind anyone humble enough to follow Him.
When we understand the authority and power of Jesus Christ, a life, family and church – even a nation, will positively change.
It’s message 84 in our Life of Christ message series. Listen now by clicking on the image. If you don’t yet have the Godfactor app, download it today for more great resources to help you soar.
Do you understand Jesus’ authority? What’s one area of your life where it would be helpful to embrace? Can you think of how your family and church would benefit if you understood Jesus’ authority?
What’s the difference between success and failure? You may be surprised – and empowered – once you understand. There are two questions you should be asking yourself – and asking God – throughout each and every day. Your family should be asking them. Your church leaders should be asking them. The absence or presence of these two questions – and answering them correctly – makes all the difference between success or failure. Find out what these two powerful questions are, so that every area of your life can begin to soar. While you’re at it, why not share this message with your friends and help them soar, too?