Strength in Accountability

Joey Wright March 19, 2018

Discuss:

What comes to your mind when you hear the word accountability?

What are some reasons for why men shrink away from the idea of accountability?

The heart behind a man who rejects accountability is a lack of understanding of Biblical accountability or a lack of faith in God’s plan for spiritual growth.

Discuss:

What Scripture comes to mind when you think of accountability?

Biblical Accountability is the medium by which God strengthens men to accomplish His purpose for their lives. This medium is a commitment to a brother in Christ to help him become a more faithful disciple of Christ through encouragement, confession, and admonishment.

Goal of Biblical Accountability: to strengthen men to be conformed to the image of Christ.

Man Without Accountability

Man With Accountability

 

 

 

A Culture of Biblical Accountability:

  1. Accountability must begin with a _____________ in God’s plan for the growth of His church.
  2. In order for anyone to grow, there must be a commitment to ___________________ to the authority of God’s Word.
  3. Allowing others into your own life requires ___________________.
  4. Pursuing others’ spiritual growth requires a ______________ that is self-sacrificing.

5 Category Make-up of Biblical Accountability:

  1. ________________________ - Hebrews 10:24-25
  2. ________________________ - Psalm 119:9-11
  3. ________________________ - James 5:16
  4. ________________________ - Proverbs 27:17
  5. ________________________ - Proverbs 20:5

What are the steps that you need to take to be strengthened by Biblical accountability?

 

Joey Wright

B.A. - History, Purdue University
M.Div. - Faith Bible Seminary

Joey and his wife, Cara, joined the Faith staff in July, 2016. They have two daughters, Eliora and Iris, and live on the north end of Lafayette. Joey is the Pastor of our Northend Ministries, is a certified counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, and serves on the Faith Community Development Corporation's board.