Love Takes Action – Bob Goff @bobgoff
(This guy is a force of nature, I’m buying his book!)
We all want to lead strong, but we get our signals wrong.
We can memorise the Bible and learn more and more stuff. We stalk Jesus. Find out all kinds of facts about him.
It creeps him out.
Stop stalking Jesus.
Learn from him.
1 John 3:16-18 By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 17 But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? 18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
Do the stuff so you will know.
What? Who you are, what you’re here for.
Love your enemies so you can be perfect.
Next time someone asks how you’re doing, Tell YOURSELF ‘I;m trying to be perfect like my awesome dad.’
Love People and
The more times we do stuff, the stuff we were made to do, the better. Eph 4 ‘live a life WORTHY of the calling you have received.’ Not HIS
Or HERS – YOU!!
Some of us believe we are our biggest mistake. We are defined by our biggest mistakes.
Let the photo develop over time. It will come over time.
We think as leaders we have to get everyone developed. You don’t have to say anything.
Just encourage them not to be afraid.
If we were not afraid, we could lead into the future and nothing could stop us.
Don’t be a Poser. Don’t be afraid. Live a life worthy.
See people for who they are BECOMING – not for who they are. You are not who you were. Show people who they are becoming.
Put the exclamation mark in your life. Be awesome like your heavenly Father. Put the exclamation mark after the right stuff.
863 kids have been taken by witch doctors in Uganda this year. They think they have all the power, but Jesus has the power.
They take the heads and private parts off the kids.
Bob became the legal guardian of one of the kids, Charlie – they took the Witch Dr (Kabi) to court and he was convicted. (Later he came to Christ in prison). They made him the Ugandan Consul!
If you want to lead well – SAY YES to some CRAZY things.
How? Every Thursday, quit something. Believing Jesus will bring something better.
Be NOT afraid.
Agree with Jesus – nothing can separate you from the love of God!