Staying in three prescence of Jesus!!!

Visalia First
September 24, 2016
09/25/2016 Visalia First: Purpose>Moment
By: Jason LeFaive
Pastor | Glocal Engagment | Communications


Jesus OVERCOMES fear.
peter stepping out of the boat. ToOK the first step.
1st john 4 : 14 Perfect rest

1 John 4:18 NLT
Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.

Jesus FORGIVES unfaithfulness.

2 Timothy 2:13 NLT
If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.

Jesus PATIENTLY teaches
Psalm 32.8 How often do we take back?

Psalms 32:8 NLT
The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.

Jesus sees us AS HE INTENDS us to be
Jesus sees our heart who we are at the end of our journey

Philippians 1:6 NLT
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

Amen!! We are here to do a good work . We are the salt and the light

He uses the foolish things to humble the proud .

Jesus ~ Thank you for using me.
Thank you for always going ahead of me . unschooled ~ ordinary

Peter was known because he spent time in the presence of Jesus .

Luke 5:10-11 NLT
His partners, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were also amazed. Jesus replied to Simon, “Don’t be afraid! From now on you’ll be fishing for people!” And as soon as they landed, they left everything and followed Jesus.

Acts of the Apostles 4:13 NLT
The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures. They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus.

Forward Leading with compassion

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.
Colossians 3:12-13, 16 NLT

(Day 7 of Foward, a devotional from the Bible ap)

“What Compassion Can Do for Forward Leaders”

Jesus Christ’s compassion towards people was the fuel for His disciples to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ globally. Everywhere Jesus went, His compassion created a culture of love and care for others. He loved them, not what they could do for Him.

Compassion Fuels Passion
Passion is one of the greatest things needed in a leader. We can get everyone worked up through a motivational speech about how they should do something, but we must also care about them. Perhaps there is more truth in this cliché than we may want to admire: “People never care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

Compassion Creates Culture
Compassion creates a culture for walking slowly through the crowd, listening intently to what others are saying. This demonstrates an unselfish concern for others—for them personally first, *but also for what they do in their job. This kind of compassionate leadership that invests privately into the lives of others creates a capital beyond words or what can be put on a spreadsheet.

Compassion Influences Productivity
A compassionate leader influences the organization to greater productivity. In fact, there can be 10 times greater production when the leader enters into the world of others with great compassion. This really should not surprise us at all. A compassionate leader brings enormous value to their organization.

Today, pray: “Lord, fill with compassion for others. Allow me to see what others see, hear what others hear, and feel what others feel. Lord, enable me to be moved with compassion.

Lord, I do desire to be a compassionate leader.  Please fill me with your spirit, that I may be compassionate, as you are compassionate.  That I may model your  tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience and forgiveness.