Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study - October 23rd, 2019
A casual, topical bible study to help "fill up your tank" in the middle of the week. Come as you are and dig deeper into the Word! • Hope's Coffee Café - coffee/tea bar in the foyer from 6:30-6:55 PM • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids "Mid-Week Mania" (grades K-5th) provided
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Wednesday 7:00 PM
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Week 8:
"The Power of Influence Pt. 2"
(2 Corinthians 2:12-17)
PART 1 REVIEW:

• Influence is the ability to move or motivate others. (Good or bad)
• Influence isn't a stick we wield, it is a gift we possess.
• Influence is like the scent we carry that draws others in or keeps them away.
How you smelling?

Three striking realities regarding INFLUENCE:

1. Blessings exist alongside of Burdens. (2 Corinthians 2:12-13)
When we are most tempted to quit, God is doing the most good.

2. Triumph exists alongside of Tragedy. (2 Corinthians 2:14-16)
The world is divided into 2 groups of people:
• Saved (Ephesians 2:4-9, 1 Timothy 2:1-5)
• Perishing (Matthew 5:29-30, 10:28; John 3:16-17; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Peter 3:9)
Three striking realities regarding INFLUENCE:
3. Deception exists alongside of Devotion.
Con artists are all about…
Self-promotion » They focus on "their" kingdom, not God's kingdom.
Self-preservation » They don't help people, they use people.
Self-pity » They prey on people's emotions to garner support.
Thoughts on compensating clergy:
1. O.T. Priests were compensated
Thoughts on compensating clergy:
1. O.T. Priests were compensated.
2. N.T. Pastors may be compensated, but should never be motivated by money.
Three striking realities regarding INFLUENCE:
3. Deception exists alongside of Devotion.
Godly leaders don't misuse their influence, they use it to advance a cause that will outlast them.