Experience God's Best. . .NOW - Outline

Written by Harold Herring on .

Here is the teaching outline for SUNDAY NITE LIVE

1.       20/20 Vision

Once you understand what God is leading you to do with your life. . .then you’ll find a way to make it happen.

If you decide to go with the flow. . .you’ll be floating downstream with dead fish and debris from everybody else. Winners swim upstream.

Proverbs 29:18 KJV

"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”

2 Chronicles 20:20 CEV

“. . .Listen my friends, if we trust the Lord God and believe what these prophets have told us, the Lord will help us, and we will be successful.”

2.       Dependent on God. . .independent from everyone else

Psalm 147:11 KJV

“The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.”

Psalm 147:11 MSG

“Those who fear God get God's attention; they can depend on his strength.”

Proverbs 3:5 NLT

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.”

Proverbs 3:5-7 MSG

“Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own.

Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track. Don't assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil!”

Lamentations 3:25 NLT

“I say to myself, `The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!’ The LORD is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.”

Deuteronomy 30:15 TLB

“Look, today I have set before you life and death, depending on whether you obey or disobey.

President Harry Truman once said:

“It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you don’t care who gets the credit.”

“There is no limit to what you can accomplish when you give God the credit.”

3.       Understand work is a good four letter word

Proverbs 12:11 NLT

“A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies has no sense…”

Proverbs 12:14 NLT

“Telling the truth gives a man great satisfaction and hard work returns many blessings to him.”

Proverbs 12:24 NLT

Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed.”

Proverbs 13:4 NLT

“Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper.”

Proverbs 14:23 NLT

Work brings profit; talk brings poverty!”

Proverbs 16:3 NLT

“Commit your work to the Lord, then it will succeed.”

Proverbs 16:26 MSG

“It is good for workers to have an appetite; an empty stomach drives them on.”

If you don’t have an appetite for hard work. . .you’ll spend your life hungry for what might have been.

4.       Scriptural confidence in who you are and what you can do through Him.

Psalm 146:3-4 NLT

“Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there. When they breathe their last, they return to the earth, and all their plans die with them.”

Philippians 3:3-4 NLT

“. . . We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us. We put no confidence in human effort, though I could have confidence in my own effort if anyone could. Indeed, if others have reason for confidence in their own efforts, I have even more!”

2 Corinthians 7:16 NLT

“I am very happy now because I have complete confidence in you.”

2 Corinthians 3:12 NLT

“Since this new way gives us such confidence, we can be very bold.”

I’m going to make another statement that I want you to write down and remember.

Whoever you spend the most time with. . .is the person you have the most confidence in.

Hebrews 11:1 NLT

“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.”

5.       Readiness to change

Either you will precipitate the change for good. . .or circumstances may change things for the worse.

Malachi 3:6 KJV

“For I am the LORD, I change not. . .”

2 Corinthians 3:18 KJV

“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

2 Corinthians 3:18 KJV

“And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.”

Acts 26:20 NLT

“I preached first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that all must repent of their sins and turn to God—and prove they have changed by the good things they do.”

Colossians 1:6 NLT

“This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace.”

6.       Make wise decisions.

First, this is a decision you make.

Job 22:28 TLB

“You will decide on a matter, and it will be established for you, and light will shine on your ways.”

Second, you must make a decision whom you will serve.

1 Corinthians 2:2 TLB

“For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. “

Third, you must decide walk in His ways and keep His Word.

Deuteronomy 26:17 AMPC

“You have [openly] declared the Lord this day to be your God, [pledging] to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes and His commandments and His precepts, and to hearken to His voice.”

Fourth, when you act on your decision. . .things begin to change.

Genesis 24:42 NCV

“Today I came to this spring. I said, ‘Lord, God of my master Abraham, please make my trip successful.”

Fifth, things change today. . .by the decisions you make or fail to make.

Deuteronomy 30:15 TLB

“Look, today I have set before you life and death, depending on whether you obey or disobey.”

Sixth, once you make a decision. . .He wants you to keep it.

Deuteronomy 6:6 NCV

“Always remember these commands I give you today.”

Seventh, decide today. . .how you will use your time and who you will serve.

Psalm 90:12 CEV

“Teach us to use wisely all the time we have.”

7.       Never make excuses. . .accept responsibility for their actions.

Genesis 17:9 NLT

“[The Mark of the Covenant ] Then God said to Abraham, `Your responsibility is to obey the terms of the covenant. You and all your descendants have this continual responsibility.’”

Matthew 24:45 NLT

“A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them.”

Neither failure nor success is an accident.   Either eventuality is the result of the decisions we make or the actions we take.

Psalm 37:4 KJV

“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”