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Summary: It’s a biblical mandate that we build. Noah built an ark and altar. Nimrod built a city. Nehemiah built a wall. What are you going to build for God?

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HOW TO BUILD AN INSTITUTE: WE ARE BUILDERS

PSALMS 127:1

WHETHER YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . CHURCH, BIBLE INSTITUTE . . . FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLES THAT MUST BE UNDERSTOOD. FOREMOST AS LEADERS YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THE BIBLICAL MANDATE THAT HAS BEEN PLACED UPON OUR LIVES TO BUILD. LIKE OUR HEAVENLY FATHER, WE ARE BUILDERS.

GENESIS 1:1 “IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED, DEVELOPED, ESTABLISHED, BUILT THE HEAVENS/EARTH.”

GOD THE MASTER CREATOR, CRAFTSMAN, BUILDER – UNIVERSE.

OUT OF NOTHING, OUT OF CHAOS, HE (GOD) BUILT SOMETHING.

FROM ESTABLISHING THE FIRST ELECTRIC COMPANY IN GENESIS 1:3,

TO ESTABLISHING THE FIRST AQUARIUM IN GENESIS 1:21

TO ESTABLISHING THE FIRST BUILD-A-BEAR CENTER IN GENESIS 1:25

TO FINALLY CREATING/BUILDING MAN IN HIS OWN IMAGE IN GENESIS 1:26

GOD IS A MASTER CREATOR, CRAFTSMAN, AND BUILDER.

AND BECAUSE WE (MAN) HAVE BEEN WONDERFULLY MADE IN HIS OWN IMAGE/IMAGIO, WE NATURALLY ARE BUILDERS. THE BIBLICAL RECORD REFLECTS SUCH:

GENESIS 6 – NOAH BUILT AN ARK TO THE SAVING OF HIS FAMILY. ARK – PLACE OF SAFETY/REFUGE. GOD IS CHALLENGING US AS LEADERS TODAY TO BUILD INSTITUTES THAT WILL SHELTER, PROTECT,A ND OFFER REFUGE TO WHOSOEVER WILL COME IN FROM THE MADNESS OF THE WORLD.

ANSWERS . . .

QUESTIONS . . .

RADIO – YOUNG LADY . . . LIFE, GOD, SELF, PURPOSE . . .

WE ARE BUILDERS

GENESIS 8:20 – NOAH BUILT AN ALTAR . . .

NEHEMIAH 4:6 (RECITE) . . .

NEHEMIAH BUILT A WALL (DIVIDER) . . .

WE ARE BUILDERS

GENESIS 10:10 – NIMROD BUILT A CITY

. . . IN ORDER TO GROW YOUR CITY, CHURCH, COMMUNITY . . .

YOU MUST GROW YOUR PEOPLE

BUT WHEN ATTEMPTING TO GROW PEOPLE OR INSTITUTES, IT’S IMPERATIVE THAT AS LEADERS WE CHECK OUR MOTIVES. MOTIVES MATTER TO GOD. WHY WE DO SOMETHING IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT AND HOW WE DO SOMETHING. . .

GENESIS 11 – TOWER OF BABEL

READ V. 1

READ V. 4

NOTICE THE REFERENCES IN THESE TWO VERSES ALONG THAT REFER TO SELF AND THE WORKS AS A WAY TO ACHIEVE GREATNESS FOR SELF. “THEY SAID, LET US, OURSELVES, LET US MAKE A NAME FOR OURSELVES, LEST WE.”

JOHN MAXWELL (THE LAW OF MOMEMTUM) – DECLARES: MOMEMTUM IS A LEADER’S BEST FRIEND. UNITY OF VISION, LANGUAGE, AND EFFORT AMONG THE PEOPLE OF BABEL PROVIDED TREMENDOUS MOMEMTUM. UNFORTUNATELY, THEY USED THE BIG MO TO GO THEIR OWN DIRECTION. AS A RESULT, GOD HALTED THEIR MOMENTUM BY CONFUSING THEIR LANGUAGE AND SCATTERING THEM TO THE FOUR WINDS.

READ VS. 5-9 . . .

BUT WHEN GOD BUILDS THE HOUSE/INSTITUTE . . .

SUCCESSFUL

DROP IN YOUR SPIRIT – SUCCESSFUL MARKETING PLAN

PEOPLE WILL SIGN-UP, SHOW-UP, AND GROW-UP

CATCH ON FIRE!!!

NINE YEARS AGO . . . (BRIEF HISTORY OF NEW PHILADELPHIA)

ONE YEAR AGO – BIBLE INSTITUTE – 50-60, 40 HAVE REGISTERED.

YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO GROW? REAL SIMPLE . . .

1. IT TAKES GOD TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL CHURCH/INSTITUTE/BUSINESS

a. NOT ABOUT WHO YOU ARE, BUT WHO HE IS

b. (I COR. 3:6) - ONE MAN PLANT, ONE WATERS, BUT GOD – INCREASE

2. IT TAKES A PLAN TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL CHURCH/INSTITUTE/BUSINESS

3. IT TAKES MEN/WOMEN OF GOD ACTING ON THE PLAN OF GOD TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL CHURCH/INSTITUTE/BUSINESS.

a. NOT THEIR OWN AGENDA, BUT GOD’S


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