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Personal Improvement Plan Worksheet

 

Resilience (Matthew 5:11-12)

Were you persecuted for your faithful witness to Christ? Were you mocked and persecuted and lied about because of Jesus?  Fired, ostracized by family/friends, faithful to the point of death?  Boldly witnessed for Jesus? 

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Here are some of the things you might do:

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Make a list of people who you think may not know the Lord

 

Make a plan to witness to them over the next twelve months

Eliminate actions that hurt your witness (drinking, smoking, gambling, cursing, etc)

Standing firm in your faith by defending it strongly at every opportunity

 

Being living examples of your faith 

Hiding your faith at work, in public, and at home

 

Living like people who are not believers

 


 

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Investments (Matthew 6:19)

Did you store your treasures in heaven not here on earth?

Two bank accounts (earth and heaven) are there more deposits in heaven than on earth? 

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Here are some of the things you might do:

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Tithing

 

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Put a plan in place to get out of debt

Incurring more debt

 

Charging stuff you cannot pay for before interest and penalties are incurred

Reducing your living expenses to where you make more than you spend 

Binge buying

 

Buying stuff you don’t “need”

 


 

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Secrecy  (Matthew 6:3-18)

Did you seek the praise of Christ or people? 6:3 Did you give your financial gifts to the needy in secret?  6:6 Did you pray to your Father secretly? 6:17 Did you fast in secret? You will be rewarded by the person whose praise you seek.

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Here are some of the things you might do:

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Find a quiet place where you can pray “privately” and start praying there

 

Fast occasionally for a meal or two or a day.

 

Give financial gifts without expecting acknowledgment

 

Pray privately more often

 

Fast more often

 

Give more gifts (financial or other)

 

 


 

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Jesus Love( Luke 6:32-36)

Did you only love the lovable or did you love the unlovable as well?  Did you “Love your enemies and did you do good to them”?  

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Here are some of the things you might do:

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Make peace with a family member or neighbor or coworker who has wronged you

Hating others

 

Not forgiving others

 Make an effort to mend damaged or broken relationships

Finding fault in others

 

Judging other people

 


 

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Benevolence ( Luke 14:12-14)

Did I care for the disadvantaged?  Did you do things for those who cannot repay you?

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Here are some of the things you might do:

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Work (Col. 3:22-25)

Did you do your work as if you were working for Jesus? Did you obey your employer at all times?  Did you obey your earthly masters in everything you did?  Did you try to please them all the time?  Did you work hard and cheerfully at whatever you did? Are you a disciple of Christ cleverly disguised as a plumber, executive, etc…………..?

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Here are some of the things you might do:

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Commit yourself to working every day as if the Lord were your boss

 

 

Giving less to work by overstaying breaks, lunch, surfing the net, doing personal business at work

Give extra efforts to every job/project you do

 

Make your boss look like a genius

Grumble and gripe and gossip

 

Coming to work unprepared physically, mentally, spiritually

 

 

 

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Doctrine (2John 1:8-11)

Did I guard Biblical doctrine and grow in its knowledge and passionately defend it. (Doctrine is what the Bible says about a given subject.)

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Here are some of the things you might do:

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Learn the core doctrines: The Bible, the Trinity, God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Man, Salvation, Baptism, Eternal Security, The Lord’s Supper, etc

 

 

Being ignorant or uninformed of the core doctrines as taught at Crossroads

 Review core doctrines so that you are comfortable in knowing when you hear error being taught

 

Call people out when you hear false doctrine

Allowing someone to misstate core doctrine and thus mislead people

 


 

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Ministry ( 1Thess 2:19)

Did you invest your human resources for Christ or spend them on myself? What did you pour into people (did we shepherd people) small group leader, youth minister etc?  

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Here are some of the things you might do:

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Determine your spiritual gifts and begin serving in areas that align with your gifts:(Instructional = evangelizing, teaching, pastoring, leading, administrating, etc. or Helpful= serving, exhorting, hospitality, etc

Spending all your God given resources on getting what you want, entertaining yourself, etc

Find opportunities at work, at home, and at Crossroads to serve more fully

Punching a ticket for “one time” service rendered

 

Excusing yourself from contributing your gifts to the kingdom

 


 

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Watchfulness (2Tim. 4:8)

Did you live for “The Day” or today?  Did you live your life longing for and anticipating the day you would be with Christ forever? Did you make yourself fully available for Christ?  

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Here are some of the things you might do:

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Praying that God will use you and the gifts He gave you “today” and “everyday”

 

Evaluate yourself occasionally by taking “The Final Exam” from this course

Dreading the thought of getting up, going to work, going to Church, etc

 

Being fearful about “today”

  Be more available for God to use you “today”

Making excuses about why you have or have not begun living the life that Christ commanded us to live

 

 

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Motives (1Cor. 4:5)

What was the motive for each of the works you did? Were they pure motives based on Christ’s love? If your motive for doing something was wrong, Jesus will not credit it to you.  

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Here are some of the things you might do:

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Examine your motives for the “works” you are currently doing.

 

 

Doing things so “God will owe you something back”

 

Doing things where you are looking for people to praise you

Clearing up your motives about what you are doing and planning to do.

Trying to impress people with your “works”

 

 

 
 
 
 

 The belief that does not save is the belief that does not change the person who believes. Jesus said that if you believe in Him, you would be changed