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Inside Out – Conclusion

“INSIDE OUT” (Conclusion)

REVIEW/INTRO: We’re called to impact the marketplace with the kingdom of God.

I. YOUR CALLING TO CHANGE SPIRITUAL CLIMATES.

  1. Be a spiritual thermostat (changes the climate) rather than a thermometer (reflects the climate).
  2. How Can We Change Spiritual Climates?
    1. Let your light shine before others (Matt. 5:16).
    2. Pray for God’s kingdom to come (Matt. 6:10).

II. YOUR CALLING TO TURN PEOPLE FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT (2Cor. 4:4; Acts 26:17-18).

  1. Focus more on the light than the darkness (John 1:4-5).

III. SEE YOUR WORK AS AN EXPRESSION OF WORSHIP TO GOD (Col. 3:23-24).

  1. Worship God through your work without worshiping work or putting work before God.
  2. Do your work primarily as unto the Lord rather than primarily for money and/or to please man.
  3. This requires Character, Competency & Chemistry.

IV. A 4-PHASE MARKETPLACE STRATEGY (Luke 10:5-9).

  1. Bless by speaking peace (Luke 10:5-6; Rom. 14:17).
  2. Fellowship with those you’ve been blessing (vv. 7-8).
  3. Minister to felt needs (Luke 10:9a).
  4. Proclaim the gospel of the kingdom (Luke 10:9b).

V. THE RESULTS OF FOLLOWING THE STRATEGY.

  1. Demons are subject to us in Jesus’ name (Luke 10:17).
  2. Satan loses control of the spiritual climate (Luke 10:18).
  3. We’re on the offensive & the devil can’t hurt us (Lk. 10:19).
  4. Stay more Jesus-focused then demon-focused (Lk. 10:20).
  5. This is for believers at every level of maturity (Lk. 10:21)!
  6. Be faithful and God will give you more (Matt. 25:23).

VI. WHAT IS YOUR PERSPECTIVE REGARDING YOUR ROLE IN THE MARKETPLACE?

  1. You should be there for far more than a paycheck!

CONCLUSION: What would happen if the majority of us did this consistently? Let’s find out! Rom. 16:20a