7 Characteristics Of A Champion - Outline

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Here is the teaching outline for SUNDAY NITE LIVE.  Join us at 6 PM (EST).

First, you must be committed to rising above average.

Revelation 3:16 NLT

But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!”

Luke 12:15-16

“And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.”

C.S. Lewis, the noted theologian and amazing author once said:

“If you are continually stirred and fail to act, the time will come when you will be unable to act.”

2.         Have the heart of a champion.

Chuck Norris, the karate champion and movie star said:

“People come up to me and say, 'Chuck, you're the luckiest guy in the world to be a world karate champion and a movie and TV star.' When they say this to me, I kind of smile because luck had nothing to do with it; God had everything to do with it.”

Sugar Ray Robinson said:

"To be a champion you have to believe in yourself when no one else will."

3.         Confront your fears

Ralph Waldo Emerson said:

“Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.”

Seven fears that prevent potential champions from fulfilling their destiny.

1.         Fear of failure.

2.         Fear of being rejected.

3.         Fear of speaking in public.

4.         Fear of the unknown.  Things that go bump in the night or what’s happening or what they say is happening in world events.

5.         Fear of moving out of your comfort zone with a new job or a new business.

6.         Fear of the worst case scenario.

7.         Fear of the known.,

Joshua 8:1

“And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither be thou dismayed: take all the people of war with thee, and arise, go up….”

Luke 12:32

“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”

Psalm 27:1

“THE LORD is my Light and my Salvation--whom shall I fear or dread? The Lord is the Refuge and Stronghold of my life--of whom shall I be afraid?”

Romans 8:32 NLT

“Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.” 

Isaiah 41:9-10 MSG

“Don't panic. I'm with you.  There's no need to fear for I'm your God.  I'll give you strength. I'll help you. I'll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you."

Ephesians 3:12 AMP

“In Whom, because of our faith in Him, we dare to have the boldness (courage and confidence) of free access (an unreserved approach to God with freedom and without fear).”

Fear is the devil’s anointing and it has no place in the life of <<Your Name>>.

4.         Good isn’t good enough

James 1:17 AMP

“Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse].”

Acts 10:38 AMP

“How God anointed and consecrated Jesus of Nazareth with the [Holy] Spirit and with strength and ability and power; how He went about doing good and, in particular, curing all who were harassed and oppressed by [the power of] the devil, for God was with Him.”

Numbers 23:19 AMP

“God is not a man, that He should tell or act a lie, neither the son of man, that He should feel repentance or compunction [for what He has promised]. Has He said and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken and shall He not make it good?”

Deuteronomy 6:18 AMP

And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of the Lord, that it may go well with you and that you may go in and possess the good land which the Lord swore to give to your fathers.”

Romans 12:2 AMP

“Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].”

Genesis 1:31

“And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”

5.         Be willing to pay the price.

Psalm 5:3 NLT

“Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.”

Proverbs 8:17

“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.”

Psalm 145:18 MSG

“God's there, listening for all who pray, for all who pray and mean it.”

2 Timothy 2:15

“Studyto shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths."

6.         God believes in excellence. 

2 Corinthians 8:7

“Therefore, as ye abound in everything, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.”

2 Corinthians 8:7 NLT

“Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us —I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving.”

1 Corinthians 12:31 AMP

“But earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the greatest and best gifts and graces (the higher gifts and the choicest graces). And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one that is better by far and the highest of them all--love].”

1 Thessalonians 3:12 AMP

“And may the Lord make you to increase and excel and overflow in love for one another and for all people, just as we also do for you.”

1 Thessalonians 4:10 AMP

“And indeed you already are [extending and displaying your love] to all the brethren throughout Macedonia. But we beseech and earnestly exhort you, brethren, that you excel [in this matter] more and more.

7.         Be a finisher

John 4:34 NLT

“Then Jesus explained: “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work.”

Philippians 1:6 NLT

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”

2 Timothy 4:7 AMP

“I have fought the good (worthy, honorable, and noble) fight, I have finished the race, I have kept (firmly held) the faith.”

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