Sermon Notes 2017 07 23 AM

July 23, 2017 AM
Dr. Michael Catt – 1797
#6 in series

COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP
Dealing With Attacks and Adversity
2 Corinthians

“I try to learn from everyone. From one I may learn what not to do, while from another I learn what to do. Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make all the mistakes yourself. You can learn more from a wise man when he is wrong than from a fool who is right.” – John Mason

I. FOUR POOR RESPONSES TO ADVERSITY

II. FIVE REASONS FOR ADVERSITY

“Individuals new to leadership may be taken off guard by troubles that seem to emerge almost immediately. It is one thing to endure the inevitability of trouble and quite another to deal with it constructively.” – Hudson Amerding

III. FACING ADVERSITY HEAD ON

“Adversity comes in many forms, but all forms involve resistance, challenge, and threat on the leader...” – Richard Ascough

“People who lead frequently bear scars from their efforts to bring about adaptive change.” – Ronald Heifezt, Leadership Without Easy Answers

“Righteous wrath is no less noble than love, since both coexist in God. Each necessitates the other. It was Jesus’ love for the man with the withered hand that aroused His anger against those who would deny him healing. Great leaders who have turned the tide in days of national and spiritual declension have been men who could get angry at the injustices and abuses which dishonor God and enslave men.” – J. Oswald Sanders, Spiritual Leadership

“For every good and noble effort of Christian leaders in business, politics, education, the military, or any other legitimate pursuit, there is inevitable engagement with the kingdom of darkness.” – John MacArthur

What do you do in adversity?

How to Pray in Times of Adversity:

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