Sermon Notes July 4, 2021

What Makes a Nation Great?

Self-Leadership: It is the  __________________________to  lead yourself.

Decision #1: I will not ________________to myself even when the truth makes me feel bad about myself.

Jeremiah 17:9  The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?”

Question: Why am I doing this, ____________________?

John 8:32, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Decision #2: I will prioritize what I ______________ over what I want now.

The Funeral Exercise: Ask yourself—What do I want people to say about ME at the ___________________?

John 13:34, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

“The value of a life is determined by how much of it was _____________________________________________.”

Decision #3: I will not attempt to _________________ myself by myself.

“Our friends determine the ___________________ and the quality of our lives.”

“You need friends not just with common interests, but you need friends with _________________________.”