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Outbound Bridges: Planning for Glory

July 24, 2016 Speaker: Joe Walser Series: Outbound Bridges: The Prayer, Care, Share Life

Topic: Biblical Passage: Luke 14:28–14:33

Paul plans his life around advancing the gospel:
- Romans 15:22-24, 28
- Acts 16:6-9

It's easy to love a sermon/podcast, it's harder to change your life around it.

Outbound bridges
- It’s why your are here. It’s time to go home when we there are no more bridges to be built!

ONE THING
THE “How” of Prayer, Care, Share…(CARE)

1. Own the fact that we are distracted by many good things and many not so good things.

To Will One Thing
a prayer by Søren Kierkegaard

ONE THING
“GLORY”
- John 12:27-28
- Romans 11:33-36
- John 1:14

2. We can do a better job in planning to CARE
3. Planning and setting goals is biblical
- Proverbs 13:16; 21:5
- Luke 14:28-33

THE “How” of Planning for CARE

1. Singularly focused on HIS GLORY
2. Unwavering in prayer, planning, and EXECUTION (Luke 9)
3. Myopically focused on extending His Glory (Luke 15)

THE PLANNING OF ONE THING
SCHEDULING:
1. Plan something, do something
2. Domino Effect
3. Block your calendar
4. Be accountable

Accountable lives....
- Prayerfully gets on with it: “Help me work the plan.”
- Finds solutions: “I want to live for His glory. I need help with getting there.”
- Owns sins, failures or shortcommings: “Thank you for helping me see that about me.”
- Seeks reality: “tell me where I am.”

Isolated lives tend to…
- Lean toward avoiding reality: “I don’t want to talk abou this.”
- Fight reality: “thats not how I see it.”
- Blame
- Personal excuses: “It’s not my gift”
- Wait...and wait..: “If it was meant to happen...”

GOAL SETTING FOR LIVING FOR ONE THING

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