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Mentoring Materials

Humility We have very wrong notions about this subject. (Please visit www.fowm.org to read up under our archives of publications for this subject). Humility like meekness is strength under control. (See the message on Brokenness). It is knowing who you are and not letting whatever you think you are affect the correct responses you should give to life's challenges. Whether it is in obeying God or dealing with issues or people. David's response to the challenge Goliath gave was a mark of humility as it demonstrated his dependence on God. When I put myself under the Lordship of Christ and humble myself, I will be teachable, and accountable to those who God has put in my life for that purpose. I will not be full of myself and my sense of pride in my achievements or abilities. I will demonstrate a dependence on God and a subjection to His will for my life....

The first indispensable quality of a leader according to John Maxwell, in his book, 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader, is Character. Character has to do with inner qualities. What a person is made of. Character in a leader inspires confidence in others. How a leader deals with the circumstances of life tells many things about his character. Crisis reveals character. According to John Maxwell, "adversity is a crossroad that makes a person choose one of two paths: character or compromise. Every time he chooses character, he becomes stronger, even if that choice brings negative consequences." He also says "the development of character is at the heart of our development not just as leaders, but as human beings. Action is the real indicator of character not just talk. Your character determines who you are. Who you are determines what you see. What you see determines what you do. Character is a choice! Leaders cannot rise above the...

Jesus planned for the church to be the training ground for the citizens of God's kingdom. He delegated authority, responsibility and His Vision to the church - His called out ones. He plans for the church to be built on Him as their foundation. He also expects that the revelation knowledge of Himself and the Father would be the basis of operations in the church He is building.   Mat 16:15-19 He said to them, But who do you [yourselves] say that I am? Simon Peter replied, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Then Jesus answered him, Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are you, Simon Bar-Jonah. For flesh and blood [men] have not revealed this to you, but My Father Who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter [Greek, Petros—a large piece of rock], and on this rock [Greek, petra—a huge rock like Gibraltar]...

My love for God and His Word brought me to desire to know the meaning and applications of words like grace and mercy. Another word like that is peace. In the New Testament the words grace, mercy and peace come up regularly. The general definition of grace is the unmerited favour of God or God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense. When I come across phrases like ‘be strong in the grace’, ‘grow up in grace’, and ‘grace abounding to us in all things’, and when Paul says that grace works mightily in him and he is what he is by the grace of God, I begin to get the feeling that we may need another dimension of understanding for the word called grace. There is a grace teaching that implies that no matter what happens, God’s love is such that you do not need to feel bad about anything, you are inherently...

Your giving is a major key to destroying the stronghold of poverty. As you give of your time, talent and treasures to the Lord, you are offering sacrifices acceptable to the Lord. Our giving is part of our worship. There are different types of giving in the bible. There is the tithe, giving to the poor, giving for THE gospel etc.   Malachi 3:10-12 Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer [insects and plagues] for your sakes and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground, neither shall your vine drop its fruit before the time...

The process of overcoming poverty starts with prayers. Then we need to have a change of identity, change in our consciousness of who we are; are we blessed or under a curse? Poverty is part of the curse of the law. Change in our expectations and hence change in our lifestyles. In overcoming the spirit of poverty deliverance is needed: the casting away of the spirit itself, the renunciation of the hold of that spirit on its victim, then the change of thought structures and patterns that the spirit of poverty has developed in its victims, then a change of lifestyle which includes a new vision of oneself, with new expectations and new habits of giving and thinking of being a blessing to others. For many, poverty was inherited. You know poverty thoughts when you see how the thoughts are centred around being a 'victim' of one’s circumstances: how you feel you...

Many have considered a lack of money or resources to be a normal way of life. In Christ, this is not so!  Christ bore our poverty as well as our sin and sicknesses so we should not bear them again. Like everything in the kingdom of darkness, there are ruling spirits who administer these things.  A sickness can be caused by a physical problem or infection or poisoning or anything in the natural. This does not mean that spirits are not behind these operations. They may not be directly responsible but they are the ones behind such oppression called sicknesses and disease.   Acts 10:38 How God anointed and consecrated Jesus of Nazareth with the [Holy] Spirit and with strength and ability and power; how He went about doing good and,in particular, curing all who were harassed and oppressed by [the power of] the devil, for God was with Him.   Oppression is of the devil...

THE ‘CLIMATE’ Everyone carries a climate. It is a function of your thoughts, expectations and belief systems. Your beliefs affect your thoughts. The words we speak also affect our climate. People and things respond to the climate you allow in your life. How people thought about Jesus, in Mark 6:1-6, affected the miracles that He was able to do amongst them. The climate of unbelief is not just a decision not to believe; it is generated by a number of thought patterns. What they thought of Him, as opposed to who they thought the “Christ” ought to be, created some conflicting opinion about His genuineness. This hindered Him from functioning in power like He could do. Climates are dictated by prevailing MINDSETS. In Acts 10, the climate (or prevailing mindset) was that only the Jews could be saved. Climates can hinder the out-working of God’s power until someone does what it...

We are called to make disciples of Nations. Many need to know what it means to become a disciple themselves before they can make others Disciples of Christ. Luke 9:23-27 “And He said to all, If any person wills to come after Me, let him deny himself [disown himself, forget, lose sight of himself and his own interests, refuse and give up himself] and take up his cross daily and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also]. For whoever would preserve his life and save it will lose and destroy it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he will preserve and save it [from the penalty of eternal death]. For what does it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and ruins or forfeits (loses) himself? Because whoever is ashamed of Me and of My teachings, of him...

Joseph’s Story Joseph's story is found in the book of Genesis chapters 37, 39-41. Vision The first lesson is the power of vision. He embraced the vision God had for him. Mary, the mother of Jesus; as well as the widow of Zarephath; and Saul who became Paul, all embraced God's vision for their lives. (See 1 Kings 17:8-24, Acts 9:4-22, Luke 1:26-38). God usually seeks people with a heart for His purposes to make known His plans for them. His vision is usually God-centred, sacrificial, but very fulfilling. It calls for faith, changes, obedience and great expectations. Proverbs 29:18 (AMPC) Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]—blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he. Sharing a vision demands wisdom. Sometimes there are "incubation” stages for the vision. So we need to be careful who we share God's vision...