by Andrew McQuitty

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E. Andrew McQuitty
Acts 6:1-7

The Scripture emphasizes that much can come from little if the little is truly consecrated to God. There are no little people and no big people in the true spiritual sense, but only consecrated and unconsecrated people.


Introduction: The two main components of a mop bucket attitude (MBA)

After feasting on success for many years, Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburger restaurants began to develop heartburn in the mid- 1980's as they lost focus on people. As a result, managers were becoming distant from their crews, crews were feeling unappreciated, and customers felt the sting of bad service. Sales plummeted as petty turf battles developed between labor and management. But in 1986, new president James Near implemented a new MBA program for all Wendy's employees--mop bucket attitude. The mop bucket attitude said that every job at Wendy's is an important job, every employee an important person. From the manager of the restaurant right down to the most recent hire, every employee went through basic training on what made a successful franchise work. People started working together as teams and appreciating each other's contributions to the organization, no matter what their job. As a result, the customers came back and so did the profits--$51 million in 1992!

Acts 6.1-7 is the story of how the apostles leading the first church implemented their own MBA program that produced the results recorded in verse 7:

And the word of God kept on spreading; and the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith.

If you and I want to have that kind of impact in our generation, we need our own MBA program at IBC. It also must consist of the two basic components which ignited the growth of the early church in the first century and which tu ...

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