Here is the teaching outline for SUNDAY NITE LIVE. Join us at 6 PM (EST).
“Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.”
Ephesians 5:14 MSG
“Wake up from your sleep, Climb out of your coffins; Christ will show you the light! So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!”
1. Realize Why You Are. . .Where You Are
“We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.” Max DuPree
You’ve got to know why you are. . .where you are.
2 Thessalonians 3:6-7 TLB
“Now here is a command, dear brothers, given in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ by his authority: Stay away from any Christian who spends his days in laziness and does “not follow the ideal of hard work we set up for you.”
2 Thessalonians 3:11 TLB
“Yet we hear that some of you are living in laziness, refusing to work, and wasting your time in gossiping.”
Proverbs 22:13 TLB
“The lazy man is full of excuses. "I can't go to work!" he says. "If I go outside, I might meet a lion in the street and be killed!"
Romans 3:19 AMP
“Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that [the murmurs and excuses of] every mouth may be hushed and all the world may be held accountable to God.”
2. Let Go Of What’s Holding You Back
Mark 7:8-10 NIV
“You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men." And he said to them: "You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions!”
3. If It Works. . .Do It…If It Doesn’t. . .Try Something New.
Luke 9:62 NCV
“Jesus said, "Anyone who begins to plow a field but keeps looking back is of no use in the kingdom of God."
Isaiah 43:25 AMP
“I, even I, am He Who blots out and cancels your transgressions, for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins.”
Isaiah 43:25 MSG
“But I, yes I, am the one who takes care of your sins—that's what I do. I don't keep a list of your sins.”
Philippians 3:13-15 NKJV
“. . .forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
Isaiah 43:19 NLT
“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”
4. Good Habits Will Open The Doors For New Opportunities.
Job 22:26 AMP
“You shall also decide and decree a thing, and it shall be established for you; and the light [of God's favor] shall shine upon your ways.”
The first step to establishing a new habit is: Make A Decision.
The second step is to simply act in that specific way for 21 days in a row.
Success is a habit. Mediocrity and failure are habits. A positive mental attitude is a habit. Debt Free Living is a habit. Exercise is a habit. Not exercising is a habit.
5. Maybe You Need Somebody Different In Your Foxhole
I Corinthians 15:33
“Don’t be fooled by those who say such things, for “bad company corrupts good character.”
Job 12:4 NLT
“Yet my friends laugh at me, for I call on God and expect an answer. I am a just and blameless man, yet they laugh at me.”
6. Stupid Is As Stupid Does. . .But Wisdom Changes Things.
“Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.”
Psalm 119:66 NLT
“I believe in your commands; now teach me good judgment and knowledge.”
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”
7. Keep Yourself Motivated With Your Opportunities For Success.
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.”
President John F. Kennedy once said, “There are three things which are real- God, human folly and laughter.”
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