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Session 16

Everyone’s eyes are on you

Read: Hebrews 13:1-8

Have you ever noticed that little kids love to copy their parents? Whether it’s talking on a pretend phone or cooking food in their play kitchen, children are always watching and imitating. 

We never really outgrow the practice of watching and imitating, though we become more selective on who we copy. We can all probably think of a leader or mentor we looked up to because they possessed qualities we wanted in our own lives.

In Hebrews 13:7, the writer encourages us to imitate the faith of our spiritual leaders after considering the outcome of their way of life. In other words, we should imitate those who follow their own advice and do well.

Paul, one of the great leaders of the early church, boldly asked others to follow him as he followed Jesus (Philippians 3:17). He knew good leaders lead by example (Titus 2:7 and 1 Peter 5:2-3). Good leaders’ lives are marked by love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). 

As you lead your group, consider that others will be watching your life. People in your group may not have grown up in church or had anyone to show them how to follow Jesus. They will be watching you. 

A good example is worth twice as much as good advice. Just like you watched and imitated the leaders and mentors who have invested in you, others will be watching your life and imitating you. 

Reflect:

  • Are you living a life you want others to imitate? For example, do you spend time reading the Bible? Are you pursuing your spouse (if you have one)? Do you trust Jesus with your money?
  • Do you follow your own advice? Are there areas in your life where you say one thing and do another?
  • What is one change you can make today to become a better example to the people in your group?

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Who does God say you are?

Who does God say you are?

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2

Worry less about being able and focus more on being available

Worry less about being able and focus more on being available

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3

What to do when everyone has an opinion about group

What to do when everyone has an opinion about group

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4

You can be patient, even when you don’t feel like it

You can be patient, even when you don’t feel like it

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5

Stop trying to do it all

Stop trying to do it all

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6

Why it’s important that you wrestle down your past

Why it’s important that you wrestle down your past

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7

What happens when we stop fighting back

What happens when we stop fighting back

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8

Annoyed? The solution starts with you

Annoyed? The solution starts with you

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9

Do we really need to worry about confession?

Do we really need to worry about confession?

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10

How to experience the freedom you long for

How to experience the freedom you long for

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11

God wants to speak to you and through you

God wants to speak to you and through you

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12

The best way to fight worthless talk

The best way to fight worthless talk

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13

Are you hearing from God? (And how to know if it’s God)

Are you hearing from God? (And how to know if it’s God)

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14

Who are you leading people to?

Who are you leading people to?

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15

Are you ready to protect your people?

Are you ready to protect your people?

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16

Everyone’s eyes are on you

Everyone’s eyes are on you

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17

The best way to lead others is to serve others

The best way to lead others is to serve others

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18

“Can I?” isn’t the best question

“Can I?” isn’t the best question

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19

You have the power to love people wall

You have the power to love people wall

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20

How to sacrifice like Jesus does

How to sacrifice like Jesus does

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21

Where to find rest for a weary soul

Where to find rest for a weary soul

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22

When you feel like you just can’t go any further

When you feel like you just can’t go any further

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23

What does a good shepherd do?

What does a good shepherd do?

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24

To care for the group, go after the one

To care for the group, go after the one

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25

Do you have what it takes?

Do you have what it takes?

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Why leaders are called to be shepherds

Why leaders are called to be shepherds

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How to know you’re a leader

How to know you’re a leader

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What does a thriving community look like?

What does a thriving community look like?

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