Friday, October 18, 2013

Three Gifts Everyone Needs - Dave Stone

Three Gifts Everyone Needs
notes from Dave Stone's session at D62013

Kids can bring out the wort in parents and leaders, we have to remember that we have been entrusted with them.

Children are like arrows. They need to be sharpened, straightened, aimed and released.

Three gifts everyone (every child) needs

1. The gift of value

  • we live in a world that "looks out for number one"
  • what do we value in terms of our ministry priorities; our priorities state our values
  • calling people by name; small gestures that say "I value you"
when people see that they are of value in your life; you can then speak into their life

Do you sleep in your home? Or do you live in your neighborhood?

2. The gift of extended grace
  • People are messy; when you get involved in the life of others you will have to extend grace
  • As Jesus extends grace to us; we must extend grace to others
  • We show grace, because we need grace. For this reason we must be on the lookout for people needing this. 
  • For some people it's easier to believe that Jesus rose from the dead, than it is to believe that He can forgive our sin
  • Sometimes we need to extend grace to ourselves
3. The gift of Love
  • Show love to one another 
  • Activity for Christ does not equal intimacy with Christ
  • If the Holy Spirit pulled out of your life, would you even know He was gone
Satan knows your name but he calls you by your sin; Jesus knows your sin but calls you by your name.

Your heavenly father wants to value you, extend grace to you, and show you love. For some of us we are so wrapped up in what we do, we are missing it.

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