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What We Do Part 5

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WHAT WE DO

Pastor Steve Lummer

Part 5

RETRIEVING YOUR CUTTING EDGE

The duller the ax the harder the work;  Use your head: The more brains, the less muscle. Ecclesiastes 10:10 (message)

Three Ways To Lose Something

1. Intentional lost ness

2. Accidental lost ness

3. Gradual Lost ness

The Bible is written to show use how to retrieve things that are lost.

The company of the prophets said to Elisha, “Look, the place where we meet with you is too small for us. 2 Let us go to the Jordan, where each of us can get a pole; and let us build a place there for us to live.” 5 As one of them was cutting down a tree, the iron axhead fell into the water. “Oh, my lord,” he cried out, “it was borrowed!”  6 The man of God asked, “Where did it fall?” When he showed him the place, Elisha cut a stick and threw it there, and made the iron float. 7 “Lift it out,” he said. Then the man reached out his hand and took it. – 2 Kings 6:1-7 (niv)

RETRIEVING YOUR EDGE

1. v. 5 IT INVOLVES CONCERN

2. v. 5 IT INVOLVES CONFESSION

3. v. 5 IT INVOLVES COMPREHENSION

4. v. 6 IT INVOLVES COMING BACK

5. v. 6 IT INVOLVES CONFRONTATION

6.   v. 7 IT INVOLVES COMMITMENT

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” Luke 19:10

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What We Do Part 4

WHAT WE DO
Pastor Steve Lummer
Part 4
A PERFORMANCE REVIEW

The duller the ax the harder the work;  Use your head: The more brains, the less muscle. Ecclesiastes 10:10 (message)
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Did You Know?

• In your lifetime you’re going to spend about 150 THOUSAND hours at work
• The average person spends from 40%-70% of his waking hours in job-related activities.

“What do we gain by all of our hard work?” Ecclesiastes 3:9 (NLT)
Reviewing the past 3 weeks.

Week 1 – KEEPING YOUR EDGE
Week 2 – HOW TO WORK WITH PEOPLE YOU WORK WITH
Week 3 – HOW TO WIN AT WORK WITHOUT LOSING AT HOME.
TODAY – HOW TO  GET A GREAT PERFORMANCE REVIEW.

“God is far more interested in what you are than what you do.” – And WHAT YOU DO has a lot to do in SHAPING WHO YOU ARE.

“While you’re working on your job, God is working on you. What God is doing in you is more important than what you’re doing.”

Here is the outline from last Sunday’s teaching.

“In everything you do put God first and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success.” Proverbs 3:6 (LB)

1. Work with a PURPOSE.
“An intelligent man aims at wise actions, but a fool starts off in many directions.” Proverbs 17:24 (GN)

“A wise man thinks ahead. A fool doesn’t and even brags about it.” Proverbs 13:6 (LB)

2. Insist on INTEGRITY.
“GOD cares about honesty in the workplace; your business is His business.” Proverbs 16:11 (Msg)

“Do not lie to one another since you taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self which
is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.” Colossians 3:9-10 (NIV)

3. Never make EXCUSES.
“The lazy person is full of excuses…” Proverbs 12:33 (NIV)

4. Never stop LEARNING.
“Intelligent people want to learn, but stupid people are satisfied with ignorance.” Proverbs 15:14 (LB)

Where can we learn?
GOD’S WORD (Proverbs 13:13)
WISE PEOPLE (Proverbs 13:10 )
CRITICS (Proverbs 19:20)
FAILURE (Proverbs 28:13)

5. Economize your TIME and ENERGY
“Teach us to number our days” Psalm 90:12 (NIV)

6. Resolve to STICK WITH IT.
“Do you know a hard working man? He shall be successful and stand before kings.” Proverbs 22:29 (LB)

‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ Matthew 25:21 (niv)

Really looking forward to next week...PFA Rocks!

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HOW TO WIN @ WORK WITHOUT LOSING @ HOME.

Here are the bullet points to part three in the series “What We Do”.

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               WHAT WE DO
           Pastor Steve Lummer
                      Part 3
 How to win at work without losing at home

The duller the ax the harder the work;  Use your head: The more brains, the less muscle. Ecclesiastes 10:10 (message)

1. THE OVERLOAD SYNDROME    
 
                     ACCESSIBILITY        DEMANDS
 “the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak” Matthew 26:41
 
 
 
2. LEARNING TO READ YOUR RESERVE GAUGES
ENERGIZING People (+)      NEUTRAL People (N)    DRAINING  People (-)
 
 
 
3. ESSENTIALS IN CREATING MARGIN RESERVES.
 
                     SPEND TIME   with those who charge your battery
 
“…a sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” Pro. 27.9 (The Message)
Leave room for margin –                      Reserve some down Time –
          Plan for lead Time –                      Seek solitude –
                                  Find a sacred Space –
 
  “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31  (niv)
 
Really looking forward to this weekends message out of this series.
See you Sunday morning @ PFA.

 

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