Leadership Seminar (hosting Shane Willard)
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Shane Willard: Leadership Seminar
Tefillah, Teshuvah, Tzedak ah (1 of 6) Pictures from Hebrew hieroglyphics are used, like a comic strip, to
illuminate the word. Tefillah (Prayer) is to turn the head, in order to face the one, who can bear the burden. Teshuvah
(Repentance) is to change your thinking. Tzedakah is that Faith leads to Righteousness revealed - to be generous.
The desire of your heart opens the door to humility.
Being a Peacemaker (2 of 6) Peacemakers and Escalation. Our hero of the faith was a rebellious, spoilt brat, who
wanted his own way, in every single way. This was a man that was sleeping with prostitutes on his wedding night,
because he got depressed, because his best man stole his wife. From what started out as a joke no -one understood,
a fascinating cycle of violence ensues, based on: because you did this, I now have a right to do that. I merely did to
them, what they did to me. This way of living will always bring death.
Demonstrating God's Power (3 of 6) Remarkable similarities are found between the Corinthian Gods of Mithra,
Adonis, Addis, Horus, and the Gospel story of Jesus Christ. Paul's strategy changed in Corinth, instead of making
fine-sounding arguments that Jesus was the Christ, as he did with the Jews, he demonstrated what Jesus' life looked
like, by living it out. That ga ve him the credibility to announce tha t the kingdom of God was at hand. Cookie-cutter
evangelism doesn't work. Demonstrating the Power of God, within the Disposition of Messiah, gives us the Credibility
to speak life into any situation.
Being a Good Neighbor (4 of 6) Luke 12:13 is the only time that Jesus' actually proclaims: God is going to kill you.
It's not any of the sins you would think. It's not adultery, fornication, burning your children in fire, idolatry. Its greed!
Jesus is not impressed by what kind of car you drive, house you live in, or anything you possess; but with how much
compassionate, gracious, slow to anger, abounding-in-love, character is present in your homes.
Form versus Function (5 of 6) Greek people, people with white skin that come from Europe, and they find their
origins in a really big, powerful church in Europe, that has big buildings with apostles names named after them - we
see form. We always see form. We were trained to see form, we think in form, everyth ing about us is form. Hebrew
people see function. To study our Bible more effectively, we should be people who are training ourself to see
function, not form.
Worries of this Life, Deceitfulness of Wealth (6 of 6) Jesus says: the worries of this life will keep the word of God
from taking root in your life. It's something that chokes your life out. The other one is the deceitfulness of wealth,
which is a lie that says: if I had this I would be happy. Do you have one day in seven , that is unlike any other? If you
do, how is it different? Who are the most important people to you? What are you called to be? Is that getting your