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Following Godly Leadership (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard
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September 3, 2021 8:00 am

Following Godly Leadership (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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September 3, 2021 8:00 am

Why God places leaders in our lives; the benefits of being an excellent follower; based on Jer. 6:16, Prov. 1:8-9, 1 Cor. 4:14-17, and other passages. (Included in the 5-part series Old-School Wisdom We Still Need Today.)

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You can't come here and asked me to make you feel good all the time. I can't preach you happy all the time. I have a job almost spiritual parent. My job is to feed you and lead you in the things of God, faithful are the wounds of a friend deceitful are the kisses of an enemy hello and welcome to this Monday.

Addition of Destin for victory with pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor of destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California, the gospel of Jesus Christ is like a faithful friend. Sometimes it wounds us because it reveals who we really are. Make no mistake, it is far better than the alternative suite lies all its profits preacher deceitful feel good gospel today pastor Paul reminds us how important it is a fine sound godly teachers and pastors will lead us in all truth, even if it sometimes stings stay right here or listen to the podcast on demand pastor that's Pastor Paul.Melis join him for today's message. Following godly. I will spank you what spank crazy jobs.

Children tell me how you so happy now so the baby with the bathwater, but email with an article you read this agreement, I went on about her at all. The store I've heard it all and I'm not buying it, not buying it sensible godly parenting may include corporal punished.

That's what you'll scare the children out in public embarrassment taken all to be going on at all embarrassed. You are not going to embarrass me know.

Thing in public, and the mother said no you can, and stressed out on the floor and all were needed work and was in public that she got up and I see you out about all agency Child protective.

The number one no matter how you can use my phone. I'm simply saying parents you got to do your work swap, but that's my child about people killing real big whale and she's a little window and the boys got a little too sassy for her at a certain point in the real big one day she got a little too sick or something before I let you sass me in my house. She sat big and tall, Latin asked me how big you are.

That is not and we live in a world now where anything goes. Parents get going to jail be is not just spiritual.

That's why you can't come here and asked me to make you feel good all the time. I can't preach you happy all the time job almost spiritual parent pastor is like unto a spiritual parent you provide long-term spiritual care, spiritual. My job is to lead you in the things of God. When God called Shepherd you can be 25 years old and still your spiritual dad for God's purposes in the Catholic Church and the priest father because the idea is he's representing a position in your life that is the guide you and lead you in the things of God but that mindset is. Paul had the same verses 14 to 17. He spent some private versus same at his kids in the church of Corinth because they were an understanding really how they behave, where he was concerned and view him and he said in verse 14 a for not writing this to shame you, but toward you as my dear children, even though you have 10,000 guardians in Christ you do not have many fathers for in Christ Jesus, I became your father through the gospel watch this.

Therefore, I urge you to imitate me like we have when you listen to Christian radio can teach you something sound word you want to listen teaching on TV there several channels that to the Bible preaching the Bible preaching many a time I turn on the word network and find the word preach the word parties on Friday. I find them listen to them and let them speak meeting God has called me to watch for your soul preacher and he gave some, apostles, I'm in the word reason for some, apostles and prophets, and then some pastors and teachers, and when God calls might be passed to your soul so you got to learn to be learn the wisdom of being followers of the parent Christians have to learn the biblical wisdom of listening to the instruction of their father.

In the gospel and to receive all that God wants to say and do in your life, and he said so imitate me, he said, and for this reason I'm sending to you, Timothy, my son, my love was playful in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ degrees with what I teach everywhere in every church.

He said because I don't get to come there because you know he father many a congregation and he said because I don't get to preach to you and pastor you every week. He said I'm sending you my beloved son Timothy, and he will remind you of how daddy see the principle we love despising leadership in this day. We love that he ain't nobody.

We can probably have a president we would never make it in the kingdom in a monarchy. We don't like his party which I will and his presence you better stand up when you become in the room. Call his position. Even if you don't like the person and we have a hard enough time doing that.

Not disrespectful, arrogant, self-righteous cells is why we don't get very far in going deeper in God because we despise authority and God is the creator of I'm free to you'll know why God created God didn't ask you what you thought about me if you want to start because he knew I was the feed you something you need and you gotta learn to get with the program and be excellent follow the Lord God when he stands up there. I want everything you got to get me through him.

I got to get to another place and learn how to deal with this crazy house.I want to hear from you. Whatever it takes, that's when you can get somewhere and will be right back with more today's destined for victory message from Pastor Paul Sheppard, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California. Be sure to listen anytime on demand pastor that's Pastor will find a host of great resources that are online store past would join me from studio California after today's message. So stay with us for that. But first let's join him for the second half of this message. Following godly leadership. Three benefits of becoming an excellent follower here in this first principle of ancient wisdom is following your leaders will prevent a lot of trouble and lifelong regrets. If you listen and follow can save yourself so much heartache.

Proverbs chapter 1 verse 23 we read several verses the wise man Solomon is speaking on behalf of wisdom. He says if you had responded to my rebuke, I would've poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts knowing the reason why I can't feed some folks what they need is because they are full of junk and because they resent and resist authority and wisdom here through the wise man Solomon said I would've given you made my thoughts known to you, but since you rejected me when I called and no one gave me when I stretched out my hand said to ignore all my advice and will not accept my rebuke. I in turn will laugh at your disaster when calamity overtakes me somewhat wisdom's response to your rejecting wisdom says that everything that you would laugh at you and let you go on and make your bed heart and he says when calamity overtakes like a storm disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble call me but I will not answer, they will look for me but when I find me says wisdom can't help you if you reject so much that you put yourself in an impossible situation is the good news when you repent and the spiritual dynamics. When you repent of any wrong, even rebellion in all of that God will take you the path of restoration. There was nothing that will ever permanently separate you from the love of God. You gotta know that what you gotta repent, you gotta acknowledge and you gotta get yourself together and he says that you hated knowledge did not choose the fear the Lord since they did not accept my advice, they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes for the waywardness of the simple will kill them in the complacency of fools will destroy them. If you ever seen people who literally kill themselves with their foolishness in their heart heartedness and their rejection. Nobody does this make us away with all that instead of learning what they could learn and prevent all that trouble never seen anybody just make their own lives miserable, and he said this because they don't understand the role of wisdom.

So when we learn to live our lives under the age of those that God brings in our lives not only our natural parents but I spiritual parents and mental people. God himself is brought into your life if you learn to follow them. You will avoid a lot of trouble. Secondly, following them will prepare you to experience good success. You know there is a success. That is not good just one chapter 1 of the things I'm telling you, he said, then you'll make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. When God tells Joshua I want to give you good success he suggesting what the world call success is not good. See, we think are successful when you become a multimillionaire or billionaire God says no not at all. Their whole Lotta rich failures do not successful because you have money when you see dumb bumper stickers like he who dies with the most things wins how ignorant is that they need a great one. This is right next to he who dies with the most stuff is still dated things he is saying the Bible is an anti-money.

Read about about safe money.

My life is no such thing is the root of all kinds of evil, meaning seeking money.

People with no fictional character who only seek money. He said all kinds of evil springs from every bank robbery springs from that every heist springs from that city. People born in the art museums and taking place at why would you take a priceless painting where exactly are you going to sell on but we good success is what God wants us to have not just success, that good success and wise pastors.

What happened I was growing in ministry. I'm so grateful by my spiritual and natural father. He was my pastor my life. I moved to California and he saw God tell me told me later in life is so long ago.

I knew God was taking some special places.

I knew God was going to make you significant because of the sun.

That's why I took it down the path that took when he trained in ministry want to make sure I didn't think ministry was about making money that even if it became my livelihood, as it has been since 1982.

He wanted me to make sure I knew it was in about that.

I have the right biblically to receive a living from ministry, but that I couldn't preach for money. I could free space allow us to go give me and so he was similarly places where he no longer broke off his similar charges for service: until you come over for me young preacher, eager to preach 330 over social church and walked in he taught me old Prince will be on time to be late to let you know just talking the ethics of ministry on/03, 25 was 330 service walk in his sanctuary and the financial man walking his chicken and macaroni and cheese and string beans and roles left the church back in the days of restarting people follow chicken sleep came all 17 of them came where you sent me over you later. He wanted me to learn how to preach is hard to those 17 people as one day I preached in the stadium where the Bulls played Chicago when the rockets play in Houston I been on those large arenas preacher and he saw all God handle me said you have to get to an arena and preach the 12,000 people to make sure that you are preaching to then your preach to the 17 to him, but where if I didn't have the right training. You have been trying to get puffed up over next to nothing. My daddy told me I can afford to let you be a novice when you get fully yourself. When God gives you low promotion so the first time I walked in there and preach it at the bull stadium on the Lord you brought me back in the green room and all these other nationals like the little chips and stuff back in the green room for myself, I will grant like I was one of them because I was raised right where you you that God puts in the vessel was taught to never forget what the treasury is a never forget who the vessel when you're blessed by me if the treasure I'm just the pop that God put the drizzle get stuck up one in the stuck up preachers just in California just had a vision trend. :-) The big mega churches would have us give you just pray for me and I ran in some folk who were to be a holy people equally looking for the other all-stars in the room hardly looked me in the face and I'm trying to get a little blessed do something, please do not hit but I live long enough to be in the green room with those same people and now they want to shepherd all we and I'm thinking 12 years ago and I am not feeling you say that I just taught me to preach at me. I know what I'm going to look them in the face and put my hands on the shoulder and said God you be encouraged and don't let these tough times make you think this is going wrong. Just go to the process. Pray for you lay hands on. I know just like so comes from learning the lessons of followership. Thanks so much for joining us for today's message. Following godly leadership. Always glad to have you with us. It's been said that people cease to think when they think they know what all Jesus was a lifelong learner and pastor Paul wants to encourage you to follow in his steps in speaking of encouragement. I'm pleased to have Pastor pull the studio with me your ministry to us each day the radio and with the various online sources were destined for victory. So encouraging one more thing you do though you feel very strongly about this is the monthly encouragement letter that goes out to everyone say word about that. Yeah, absolutely. The one letter I feel strongly about making sure we produce every month is an encouragement letter and so I take some time and based on some teaching of that month, and occasionally it's not related to the teaching just something that got put on my heart and that particular time I write a letter to let people know. Not only are we preaching messages but were really trying to impact your life and help you with application because again I ministry exists to help people know God's son apply God's word and fulfill God's purpose in my encouragement letter is designed to help you know him apply his word fulfill his purpose and so I feel strongly about it and I would encourage people who are not on our mailing list to please take a moment and let us know. Hey, I'd love to get the letter. It's absolutely free is no obligation for no obligation at all. We will take care of the stamp and everything.

All you gotta do is let us know. We can reach you.

We'd be happy to send it to you. We can also send it to you by email. And it's important for you to be encouraged month by month and so please let us do that get in touch with us.

Give us your email and your mailing address so we can get in touch with you on a monthly basis. While the word encouragement means to give someone support or confidence or hope. Sometimes all three. That's what Pastor Paul seeks to do each month with these letters of encouragement. Sign up You'll be glad you didn't. This program exists only for the faithful prayer and financial support of friends like you and when you make a generous gift today. Be sure to request junk removal for the soul, a booklet filled with advice about setting aside some of the habits for your old life in order to embrace the newness of who you are in Christ. Thank you. By request. As you give your generous gift to destined for victory today. Call 855-339-5500 or visit pastor to make a safe and secure donation right there.

You can also mail your gift to destined for victory PO Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538 and I'll repeat that the address is destined for victory. Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538 if you so you reap what you sow you reap after you so reap more than you so that's an eternal law that God has put in to affect and so you do well and you live your life with an active respect for that long, this next time and pastor Paul Shepard's message respecting the law of the harvest.

Until then, though, keep this in mind as you enjoy your holiday weekend. He who began a good working you will bring it to completion in Christ, you are destined

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