EQ: Winning with People
Two by Two | EQ: Winning with People Part 2 | St. George
Series Thesis: You’ll never WIN at life if you LOSE with people. Series Thesis: You’ll never WIN at life if you LOSE with people.
People are INTERESTED in the people who are INTERESTED in them.
You will make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. – Dale Carnegie
Mark 1:16-20 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 17 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”18 At once they left their nets and followed him. 19 When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets.20 Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.
Jesus won people with an invitation to a RELATIONSHIP not a RELIGION.
Mark 2:13-15 Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. 14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him. 15 While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him.
Jesus chose to make a difference FOR people by making a difference WITH people.
Mark 3:13-19 Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. 14 He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach 15 and to have authority to drive out demons. 16 These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter), 17 James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means “sons of thunder”), 18 Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot 19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
Jesus didn’t USE people to accomplish tasks; He used tasks to accomplish something IN people.
Mark 6:6-13 Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village.7 Calling the Twelve to him, he began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over impure spirits. 8 These were his instructions: “Take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. 9 Wear sandals but not an extra shirt.10 Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town.11 And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, leave that place and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.”12 They went out and preached that people should repent.13 They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.
Working TOGETHER usually means WINNING together.
1. When was the last time you welcomed inconvenience?
2. When was the last time someone welcomed your inconvenience?
3. Where can I slow my pace to create space for others?
BOTTOM LINE: Winning ALONE isn’t winning.