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Weekly Teaching with Ps Rod Plummer, Senior Pastor of Lifehouse International Church

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Weekly Teaching with Ps Rod Plummer, Senior Pastor of Lifehouse International Church

    I love helping others #7 The Compassion Gift

    I love helping others #7 The Compassion Gift

    #7The Compassion Gift:
    “People don’t care how much know, until they know how much you care”
    Luke 15:17-24 NIV
    “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! (18) I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. (19) I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ (20) So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. (21) “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ (22) “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. (23) Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. (24) For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.
    Rom 12:3-8 NIV
    For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. (4) For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, (5) so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. (6) We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; (7) if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; (8) if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
    Positive:
    -are greatly concerned for the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of others.
    -They have desire and ability to help people who are suffering or distressed.
    -They are happy to help all, and don’t cease being happy


    Need to be aware:
    -Because people with this gift are so patient and compassionate with those in pain, they will benefit from setting clear boundaries so as to prevent them from burnout.
    -They need to be in a system of care that helps order their world.
    -They may not understand others who are not so compassionate as not caring.


    Old Testament
    -Moses and God’s compassion
    Exodus 33:19 NIV
    And the Lord said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.


    John 3:16 NIV
    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.


    -Boaz and Ruth
    Ruth 2:14-18 NIV
    At mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come over here. Have some bread and dip it in the wine vinegar.” When she sat down with the harvesters, he offered her some roasted grain. She ate all she wanted and had some left over. (15) As she got up to glean, Boaz gave orders to his men, “Let her gather among the sheaves and don’t reprimand her. (16) Even pull out some stalks for her from the bundles and leave them for her to pick up, and don’t rebuke her.” (17) So Ruth gleaned in the field until evening. Then she threshed the barley she had gathered, and it amounted to about an ephah. (18) She carried it back to town, and her mother-in-law saw how much she had gathered. Ruth also brought out and gave her what she had left over after she had eaten enough.


    New Testament :-Jesus
    Matthew 9:35-36 NIV
    Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues,

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    Pioneering with a team #6 The Leadership Gift

    Pioneering with a team #6 The Leadership Gift

    Quick use it! Let’s go! They like to see all the pieces coming together
    They don’t care who gets the credit - Just get it done! “
    - Harry S Truman "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit”.
    - John Maxwell:
    "Leadership is influence - no more, no less”.
    "If you think you are leading, but no-one is following, you are just taking a walk”.
    “When the real leader speaks, everyone listens”.
    Rom 12:3-8 NIV
    For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. (4) For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, (5) so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. (6) We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; (7) if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; (8) if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.


    -They like to see movement, momentum. Momentum = speed x direction x mass (of people and resource and opportunities).
    -Watch over direction
    -Watch over speed Quickly - get it done - fix it - Let’s Go!
    -Watch over resources (logistics)
    Who’s in charge here, you or me. If you, I’m on your team. If me, let’s go together.


    Needs attention
    -Doing it all, because no-one else is good enough
    -Ready, fire … aim!
    -not being a team player


    OT examples: -Jethro-
    Exodus 18:13-26 NIV
    The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people, and they stood around him from morning till evening. (14) When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, “What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge, while all these people stand around you from morning till evening?” (15) Moses answered him, “Because the people come to me to seek God’s will. (16) Whenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God’s decrees and instructions.” (17) Moses’ father-in-law replied, “What you are doing is not good. (18) You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone. (19) Listen now to me and I will give you some advice, and may God be with you. You must be the people’s representative before God and bring their disputes to him. (20) Teach them his decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave. (21) But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. (22) Have them serve as judges for the people at all times, but have them bring every difficult case to you; the simple cases they can decide themselves. That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you. (23) If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied.” (24) Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said. (25) He chose capable men from all Israel and made them leaders of the people, officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. (26) They served as judges for the people at all times. The difficult cases they brought to Moses, but the simple ones they decided themselves.


    NT examples:- Jesus - The 4 Gospels!!!-
    Luke 5:6-11 NIV
    When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other bo

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    Giving generously without and complexity #5 The Gift that keeps Giving Generosity without complexity

    Giving generously without and complexity #5 The Gift that keeps Giving Generosity without complexity

    These people ‘live to give’
    They see their finance blessings as something to share.
    2 Corinthians 9:7 NIV
    Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
    Rom 12:3-8 NIV
    For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. (4) For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, (5) so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. (6) We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; (7) if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; (8) if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.


    OT examples: -Abraham-
    Genesis 12:1-3 NIV
    The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. (2) “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. (3) I will bless those who bless you,and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”


    Genesis 14:17-20 NIV
    After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley). (18) Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, (19) and he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth.
    (20) And praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.


    Moses had to stop the giving:
    Exodus 36:2-7 NIV
    Then Moses summoned Bezalel and Oholiab and every skilled person to whom the Lord had given ability and who was willing to come and do the work. (3) They received from Moses all the offerings the Israelites had brought to carry out the work of constructing the sanctuary. And the people continued to bring freewill offerings morning after morning. (4) So all the skilled workers who were doing all the work on the sanctuary left what they were doing (5) and said to Moses, “The people are bringing more than enough for doing the work the Lord commanded to be done.” (6) Then Moses gave an order and they sent this word throughout the camp: “No man or woman is to make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary.” And so the people were restrained from bringing more, (7) because what they already had was more than enough to do all the work.


    NT examples: -Jesus-
    John 3:16 NIV
    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.


    Romans 5:8 NIV
    But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.


    Luke 23:34 NIV
    Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”[a] And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.


    Acts 20:35 NIV
    ...remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”


    Luke 6:38 NIV
    Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”


    2 Corinthians 8:1-2 NIV
    And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. (2) In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and the

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    Lifting others up #4 The Encouragement Gift

    Lifting others up #4 The Encouragement Gift

    Just lift some people,. Just do it now!
    Lift some people, lift the environment, lift the GC, the church. Just lift!
    Numbers 13:30 NLT
    But Caleb tried to quiet the people as they stood before Moses. “Let’s go at once to take the land,” he said. “We can certainly conquer it!”
    Rom 12:3-8 NIV
    For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. (4) For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, (5) so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. (6) We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; (7) if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; (8) if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
    OT examples:-Joshua and Caleb
    Numbers 13:30 Wycliffe Bible
    -Then after these words, Caleb tried to calm the grumbling (the grouching, complaining, interrupted, called for silence) told the people in front of Moses to be quiet) of the people, and said, "No matter! We shall go up, and take the land, for we be well able to get it.
    Numbers 14:24 NIV
    But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it.
    NT examples: -Jesus to Peter-
    Matthew 16:17-18 MSG
    Jesus came back, “God bless you, Simon, son of Jonah! You didn’t get that answer out of books or from teachers. My Father in heaven, God himself, let you in on this secret of who I really am. And now I’m going to tell you who you are, really are. You are Peter, a rock. This is the rock on which I will put together my church, a church so expansive with energy that not even the gates of hell will be able to keep it out.
    NT examples: -Paul-
    Philippians 1:3-6 MSG
    Every time you cross my mind, I break out in exclamations of thanks to God. Each exclamation is a trigger to prayer. I find myself praying for you with a glad heart.
    Barnabus: Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”), (NIV)

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    Making complicated truths easy to understand #3 The Teaching Gift

    Making complicated truths easy to understand #3 The Teaching Gift

    Break it down, and present it in bite-size pieces until they get it for themselves
    2 Timothy 3:16 NIV
    All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness
    Rom 12:3-8 NIV
    For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. (4) For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, (5) so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. (6) We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; (7) if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; (8) if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
    Positives:
    -Make it simple, Keep it simple
    -Make it accessible and achievable to all. (anyone can have this. Anyone can do this).
    -Not religious, or trying to build the ‘wow’ factor of the teacher.
    -Reproduce it. “The proof is in the pudding”.
    -Loves to find a way of taking complex truths and making them simple. Take complex truth, work it, see it, dream it, squeeze it, and let one simple drop of easily receivable truth drop out the bottom. Take it and then serve it hot with an illustration!
    eg. Jesus with parables. Trinity: St Patrick of Ireland and the 3 leaf clover, Today : H2O (water) in 3 forms etc.
    -sees in stories, analogies, rhythms and seasons of learning.
    -No ’secret teaching’. Give it all. Lay it all out for anyone.
    Needs attention:
    -Don’t blame the people when they don’t ‘get it’. Own this problem myself, and help solve it. (
    -patience - see where people are getting stuck and don’t get annoyed. Instead, find the ‘knowledge gap’ and fill it.
    OT example: Moses - 10 commandments-
    Proverbs 1:1 TPT
    Here are kingdom revelations, words to live by, and words of wisdom given to empower you to reign in life, written as proverbs by Israel’s King Solomon, David’s son.
    -Proverbs contains thirty-one chapters, each comprised of twenty to thirty-five wise sayings that are each two poetic lines long = > at least 600 teachings in one small book
    Proverbs 9:9 TPT
    Teach a wise man what is right and he’ll grow even wiser. Instruct the lovers of God and they’ll learn even more.
    NT example: -Jesus-
    Matthew 7:28-29 NIV
    When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, (29) because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.
    Matthew 18:1-5 NIV
    At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” (2) He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. (3) And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (4) Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (5) And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.
    Matthew 22:35-40 NIV
    One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: (36) “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” (37) Jesus replied: “‘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.”
    NT example: -Paul-
    1.Love
    Romans 13:9 NIV
    The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You sh

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    Making a difference with others #2 The Serving Gift

    Making a difference with others #2 The Serving Gift

    Rom 12:3-8 NIV
    For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%2012andversion=NIV#fen-NIV-28252a (a)] faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,[https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%2012andversion=NIV#fen-NIV-28254b (b)] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
    #2 The serving Gift : seeing the vision, building a plan and way of getting there (systems) and finishing well.
    Key Verse:
    Phil 1:6 MSG
    There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.
    Positive:
    Love to be a part of the team
    see the vision and the big questions quickly
    asks lots of questions
    loves to see systems, plans, calendars, spread sheets, maps, flow charts, run sheets, business plans
    see a job through to completion
    Time management guy:- 3 things
    ‘a place for everything, and everything in its place’.
    ‘puts like things together,’,
    ‘get rid of things you don’t need' (purge, don’t hoard).
    Needs attention:
    May want the whole plan up front and get frustrated until it comes.
    Needs to keep the main things the main things. (macro and well as micro views.
    sometimes the systems can become more important than the end-goal
    can overwork and get stressed.
    OT example:
    Nehemiah
    Neh 2:4-18 NIV
    The king said to me, “What is it you want?” Then I prayed to the God of heaven, 5 and I answered the king, “If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favor in his sight, let him send me to the city in Judah where my ancestors are buried so that I can rebuild it.” 6 Then the king, with the queen sitting beside him, asked me, “How long will your journey take, and when will you get back?” It pleased the king to send me; so I set a time. 7 I also said to him, “If it pleases the king, may I have letters to the governors of Trans-Euphrates, so that they will provide me safe-conduct until I arrive in Judah? 8 And may I have a letter to Asaph, keeper of the royal park, so he will give me timber to make beams for the gates of the citadel by the temple and for the city wall and for the residence I will occupy?” And because the gracious hand of my God was on me, the king granted my requests. 9 So I went to the governors of Trans-Euphrates and gave them the king’s letters. The king had also sent army officers and cavalry with me. 10 When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard about this, they were very much disturbed that someone had come to promote the welfare of the Israelites. 11 I went to Jerusalem, and after staying there three days 12 I set out during the night with a few others. I had not told anyone what my God had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem. There were no mounts with me except the one I was riding on. 13 By night I went out through the Valley Gate toward the Jackal[https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=neh+2andversion=NIV#fen-NIV-12321a (a)] Well and the Dung Gate, examining the walls of Jerusalem, which had been broken down, and its gates, which had been destroyed by fire. 14 Then I moved on toward the Fountain Gate and the King’s Pool, but ther

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Wisdom to win!!

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