Have you ever taken a moment to think about how much power you have? Even if you're not a world leader, you have power over family members, co-workers, neighbors, or even strangers. The question is: what will you do with that power? Will you leverage it for good? Or will you fall under its subtle spell?
In this 4-part series, Andy Stanley examines the intoxicating power of power. He explains that while we're busy living our lives, we're also shaping lives around us. And he reveals what God had in mind when He gave us power in the first place.
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4. The Script
You have power. As a sister, husband, mother, manager, captain, board member, or friend, you wield power in someone’s life. And the way you use that power is a reflection of who you see as the source of that power. We’ll examine where all power comes from and the impact that this should have on the way we use it. John 19:8-11
What is the purpose of power? If we accept that God has loaned us each a measure of power in this life, then what does he want us to do with it? Unfortunately, as we look around us, we don’t have many good examples of the use of power to draw from. But when we look back into the life of Jesus, we’ll see the purpose of power exemplified.
John 13:1-3; John 13:4-11; John 13:12-15
There are times in life when you’ve asked God to come through for you. You really wanted that deal to go through, or that relationship to happen, or that position to be yours. And when it did you gave God the credit. But what happens when following God means possibly losing that same deal, that same relationship, that same position? Will you change the rules and turn your back on God? We’ll look at a man who was faced with that choice when he was faced with Jesus. John 11:1-53; Proverbs 11:7
Two thousand years ago Jesus lived and walked upon the earth. And despite the fact that he was the most powerful person in the universe, he never played the God card. He never asserted the rights that were inherently his. Instead he did something completely different, and in doing so left us the ultimate example of what powerful people are to do with their power.
Philippians 2:3-4; Philippians 2:5-11