3 Ways to Influence People
1) Spoken Words
-Conversations Jesus had with people
-Sermon on the Mount
-Peter in Acts 2 preaches a sermon (3000 baptized)
-FDR declares war and describes the day that will live in infamy
-JFK inaugural address (ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country)
-We all influence other people by the way we talk to them (Romans 16:18-smooth talk and flattery) (James 3:3- tongue is like a boat rudder)
-We influence by what we say (What parents say to their kids, how spouse talks to spouse)
2) By Power
-Adolf Hitler: Ruled with an iron fist
-Bill Gates: Has billions of dollars
-You don't have to be a dictator or millionaire to have power. Are you a manager at work? How do you treat your employees? Are you the man in the family and think you are the ruler of the household?
3) By Teaching
-Jesus called Rabbi which means teacher
-We often can remember every teacher we have had growing up
-Our responsibility to teach our kids...not waiting for others to. If we don't teach them, how can we expect them to do the right thing? Even our conscience has to be developed.
-Were usually always in a group of people (church, school, teams, family, etc)
-Reality is we have a lot more influence than we realize
What does that mean? Bc we do have influence, we have great responsibility.
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