Summary: WE SHOULD EMBRACE MENTORING, BECAUSE OF THE MAYHEM IT WILL HELP US AVOID.
a mayhem to avoid
September 21, 2008
Mayhem – a state of rowdy disorder.
Often reflects the shape of our lives. Too many challenging events, crises, and problems lead us to a meltdown point. Too many bills, too many responsibilities, too much pressure ultimately we meltdown.
Todd Helms, superintendent at Clyde-Green Springs local school district has resigned.
School board members say Helms is accused of taking $26,000 in district money by setting up a fake company and billing the district for repairs.
10 For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group. 11 They must be silenced, because they are ruining whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach-and that for the sake of dishonest gain. 12 Even one of their own prophets has said, "Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons." 13 This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith 14 and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the commands of those who reject the truth. 15 To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. 16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.
WE SHOULD EMBRACE MENTORING, BECAUSE OF THE MAYHEM IT WILL HELP US AVOID.
1. Mentoring helps safeguard us in our journey with God.
Safeguard something that serves as a protection or defense or that ensures safety.
Most of us are convinced that car seats safeguard our children in the event of an accident. So we go through t he trouble of using them. Put the groceries down, load the child, fuss with the straps. Get them their toy, or their bottle or their binky, then get, close the door and finally climb into the car.
Mentoring is worth the trouble because it helps safeguard ourselves against three really big danges.
10 For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group. 11 They must be silenced, because they are ruining whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach-and that for the sake of dishonest gain.
A. being “mere talkers and deceivers”
About two years ago a women was show into my office because she had to talk to me. She started to tell me how religious she was, how much she loved God, how much she loved our church. Eventually in this conversation I asked here why she was here and what she wanted. That’s when she asked if we would pay the rent on her storage unit.
Mentors come alongside. They disciple not form a classroom but form real life. The meet with and develop friendships. In face to face encounters they challenge us to be real, not just a talker, a deceiver.
B. traps of agenda pushers
Agenda pushers look for opportunities to promote their personal opinions and convictions. We just went through the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on he World Trade center. On that day, the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York, or ROC-NY, which was formed after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, used media releases on 9/11 to argue for the unionization of restaurant workers in NYC.
Mentoring helps us avoid either falling prey to agenda pushers or becoming an agenda pusher.
We could push and agenda on just about anything.
Length of Hair.
What you eat , what you drink,
Mentors make one thing a primary issue—a real relationship with the Forgiver, Jesus Christ.
c. being swayed by the money machine
(Selling for dishonest gain -- best sellers)
11 They must be silenced, because they are ruining whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach-and that for the sake of dishonest gain.
I don’t think it would matter what the book contained, but if Oprah recommended it right know it be a best seller.
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The Yoga of Jesus: Understanding the Hidden Teachings of the Gospels
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When you are in a mentoring, a discipling relationship with someone else, develop a grid that strains out some of those wide off the wall teachings. Thos one books that lead us a stray. Some of us really need this.
We are sheep. Some of us will easily believe things we read even if they are wrong. David Brainerd was a early missionary to American Indians, Prior to our becoming a nation. I talked with a man once that was convinced That David Brainerd was missionary to India, because he read and article that misquoted him. Sometimes we just need a grid to sift ideas through. Mentoring Provides that.