Genuine Accountability (2 of 7) by Larry Osborne

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Genuine Accountability (2 of 7)
Series: Company of the Committed: 7 Traits of Highly Effective Christians
Dr. Larry Osborne
Proverbs 19:27

ACCOUNTABILITY GROUPS:
Why They're Not All They Are Cracked Up To Be

THE TRUTH ABOUT HUMAN NATURE:

- When it comes to "Shame-Based Sins" - people lie!
- Without authority and consequences - It's just a pity party.

GENUINE ACCOUNTABILITY:
What Real Accountability Looks Like and Why We Need It

AN ACCOUNTABLE LIFESTYLE IS. . .

1. Transparent - A "Glass House" Mindset.
Jeremiah 23:24 and Proverbs 15:3/ James 5:16/ Matthew 5:14-16

2. Open To Correction - An "Open Door" Policy.
Compare 2 Samuel 11:1-12:25 (see 12:11-13) and 2 Chronicles 26 (see 26:16-23)
Proverbs 19:27/ Proverbs 12:1 and 17:10

WE NEED IT BECAUSE. . .

1. We all have a traitor within.
Romans 7:18-23/ 1 John 1:8-10 and Proverbs 20:9/ 1 Corinthians 10:11-13

2. Anonymity breeds sin - Transparency breeds best behavior.
Ephesians 5:8-9/ 1 Timothy 5:24-25 and Ecclesiastes 12:14

3. The Christian life was never meant to be lived alone.
Proverbs 27:17/ Hebrews 10:24-25/ James 5:16

A FINAL THOUGHT ABOUT "BUTTING IN"
How To Receive It and When To Do It
Proverbs 12:1/ Galatians 6:1-2/ 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12/ Proverbs 9:7-8 and 23:9

-Look for the "ounce of truth."

-With Christians - Butt in.

-With non ...


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