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A Good Salesperson

A two part grid to persuade people to buy

August 15, 2019 • Benham Brothers

* Salespeople know how to persuade others to buy their product or service. * This is why we don’t trust them. * This verse shows us that persuasion can actually be a good thing. * How? * When it is used with wisdom. * A wise person uses wise words to help people make a wise decision. * The best salesperson does this - they persuade you to do the right thing. * This means two things: * 1) Their product / service is something that’s good for you. * A good salesperson would never sell anything that isn’t beneficial to the person buying it. * 2) The time is right for you to buy it. * A good salesperson will only sell if the person can afford it and it’s the right time. * vs 24 - a good salesperson uses pleasant words because his #1 goal is to help the person he’s talking to. * vs 29 - a bad salesperson is covetous and greedy. * He sees people not as people but as dollar signs. * He wants to cash a check more than help a human. * vs 19:22 - “it’s better to be poor than a liar.”

Businessmen Beware

A lesson from those who didn't give God credit • November 20, 2019 • Benham Brothers

* These are great verses for business people, especially when you’ve experienced financial success. * These verses remind us all of the source of our success. * It’s God who put the brain inside you and gave you the ability to do what you do. * He’s the one who gave you that charming personality. * What He’s given He can also take away. * He wants to see you do well, but you need to give God His proper credit. * We need to glorify God like the moon glorifies the sun. * It’s just a reflection.

Three Aspects of Work

How to revolutionize your job • October 2, 2019 • Benham Brothers

* Our work is worship. * When we work with a heart of gratitude to God He receives it as worship to Him. * It doesn’t matter what it is. * Apply this to your work today: * If you have to make a spreadsheet for your boss, then do it as if Christ Himself gave you the job and can’t wait to see how you do it. * This will change your perspective on work. * Here’s the beauty, when you work “as unto the Lord” it does two things: * 1) Makes you accountable - you’ll need to do good work because you represent Christ and don’t want to give Him a bad name. * 2) Makes you powerful - the Holy Spirit will partner with you, and when that happens God takes responsibility for the results.

Partnering with God at Work

How God leads when you surrender to Him • September 19, 2019 • Benham Brothers

* When you partner with God in your work He takes responsibility for the results. * That principle has literally led us in our business. * Watch how He works: * vs 20 - He becomes our guide, our teacher. * vs 21 - When you start down a direction you will hear His voice - “This is the way, walk in it!” * This is how God directs you - as you move forward, He guides. * When you’re consciously aware of God in your decision making He will guide you through your conscience. * vs 22 - He guides you through REPENTANCE! * When you repent watch what He does for your business. * vs 23 - He gives you rain for the seed and bread from the yield of the ground. * He gives you the raw product you need and then He blesses your process as you make the product into something that feeds others. * Isaiah 31:1 - Whoa to those who refuse to partner with God!