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  • Ask why are they amazed and why are the assaults coming.
    • If you need to change something, change it—if not don’t’ worry about it. (Acts 9:20-27, NKJV)
    • What we did in the past does affect our future, but it does not determine our future only you and God can do that.
    • Our past that has changed can be used to amaze people about how Jesus can change our lives and give us hope in the future.
    • Don’t live in the past, but learn from the past.
    • When assaults were made against Saul to cause him to decrease in what God called him to do, he used it to increase in strength.
    • How do you respond when others are talking about you or the ministry?
    • No Amazement and No Assaults = No Attention or No Change.
    • Two great concerns we have to be aware of that most never think about or were never taught:
      • If no one is talking about you or the church it must not be making a difference. (Matthew 5:10-12, NKJV; Matthew 5:11, NCV)
        • When the assaults come doesn’t mean we will not fear and get hurt—it means we will push through or trust the Lord we will be safe and happy. (Proverbs 29:25, NKJV;
        • When there is not persecution we need to be concerned and ask are we doing what we have been called to do. (Matthew 12:22-30, NKJV; 2 Timothy 3:12, NKJV)
      • That we are always lifting up the Name of Jesus. (John 12:32, NKJV)
        • We want whatever we do to lead to lifting up the Name of Jesus—the power to change lives in the Name of Jesus.
        • Programs are good, projects are good, people doing the projects and programs can be good, but only Jesus can change lives.
        • We measure the program, project, and even the people by is it Furthering God’s Kingdom or Agenda by Advancing His Kingdom. (Matthew 6:33, NKJV; Matthew 6:10, NKJV; Acts 9: 23-26, NKJV)
        • God’s Vision always leads to God’s provisions. (Acts 9:27, NKJV)
      • Leadership Lessons:
        • If you are doing what God called you to do you will bring about Amazement and Assaults.
          1. No Amazement and No Assaults = No Attention or No Change.
        • When you get saved and begin serving, past friends will consider you a traitor.
        • Experience with God will always win over education and religion—by the power of the Holy Spirit in your life. (Acts 3:22, NKJV)
        • God always provides. (Acts 9:26, NKJV)
          1. God’s visions always lead to God’s provisions. (Acts 9:29-30, NKJV; 1 Corinthians 10:13, NKJV)