DCL 4.6 Instruction | Biblical Case Study | The 40 Year Journey

Video Presentation: Todd Mullins, Lead Pastor and Shaun Blakeney, Student Ministry Pastor, Christ Fellowship, Florida

The 33rd chapter of Numbers provides a review of the Israelites’ exodus journey from Egypt to Jordan. It was quite a trip with lots of manna and far too much grumbling and complaining. Scholars tell us that the journey should have taken two weeks for completion. It lasted 40 years! Is it possible that the lack of bottom-line thinking was a key part of the problem? When we ignore the bottom line, drifting aimlessly through life is often the result.

 

Look at what the Israelites did:

1.  They were never fully committed to the bottom-line goal.

2.  They failed to establish daily priorities aligned with the bottom line.

3.  They lacked self-discipline.

4.  They made excuses for their failures.

5.  They blamed others for their lack of progress.

6.  They were willing to settle for less than God’s best.

7.  They were unwilling to pay the price for success.

 

DISCUSSION

  • How can you lead your team to develop bottom-line thinking?

 

ASSESSMENT AND APPLICATION

Assessment:

Are you making progress toward reach­ing your bottom-line life purpose?

 

Application:

Do you have a strategy for accomplish­ing your bottom-line life mission? What are the key elements or steps required to achieve it? What help will you need to achieve the goal?

 
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