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Prepare Your Mind for Action

 

SERIES – Growing Healthy Relationships

 

1 Peter 1:13 NASB

Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

 

1 Peter 1:3 KJV

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

 

1 Peter 1:3 MSG

What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for,

 

Things that motivate us to prepare our minds for action:

  1. The belief you have a MIND worth PREPARING.

 

BOOK – Democracy in Black

 

America is suffering from the value gap.

Dr. Eddie Glaude

Professor, Princeton University

Teaching in the religion department &

the Department of African American Studies

 

America’s vertical order of respectability:

  1. Whites
  2. Asians
  3. Browns
  4. Blacks

 

An institution is an organized group of people that come together for the purpose of establishing a certain set of values, norms, histories and modes of behavior. Once established these values, norms, histories and modes of behavior are preserved, celebrated and passed down trans-generationally for purpose of socialization. Institutions give people a script of who they are, how they are to behave and what is expected of them.

Kevin W. Cosby

 

The five historic Black institutions: CHURCH, FAMILY, SCHOOL, MEDIA, BUSINESS

 

We threw out the baby of black institutions with the dirty water of segregation. It’s time to go and find the baby we threw out.

 

  1. There is ACTION worth PURSUING

 

BOOK – The Education of Blacks in the South 1860-1935,

 

From 1865 to 1915, Blacks went from 5% literacy to 75% literacy. It was the FASTEST rate of literacy of any people group in American History.

James D. Anderson

Professor of History, U of IL

 

Factories are coming back but WORKERS are not. Workers are being replaced by ROBOTS and MACHINES.

 

The Book: The Coming Jobs War by Jim Clifton:

  • 7 Billion PEOPLE in the world
  • 5 Billion ADULTS in the world
  • 3 Billion people in the world looking for GOOD JOBS
  • There are 1.2 Billion good PAYING JOBS
  • There is a 1.8 Billion good JOB SHORTFALL

 

In 1965, there were fewer than 9 million Latinos in the United States.

By 2013, the number had soared to 54 million.

The Asian population has grown from 2 million to 18 million during the same period.

There are 46 million blacks in America today.

 

Oligopoly is when only a few have a monopoly on a PRODUCT or SERVICE.

 

How to prepare for action:

  1. FASCINATION

Anytime a person is ANSWERING more questions than they are ASKING, their growth has slowed down.

  1. REGIMENTATION

III.        APPLICATION

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