Here is the teaching outline for SUNDAY NITE LIVE. Join us at 6 PM (EST).
#1 Use The Ability You've Got.
President Theodore Roosevelt said:
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
Romans 12:6 TLB
“God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well….”
2 Timothy 1:14 TLB
“Guard well the splendid, God-given ability you received as a gift from the Holy Spirit who lives within you.”
Second, according to Matthew 25:14 each of the three servants were given talents “according to their several ability.”
Our perception determines our reality.
2 Corinthians 8:3-4 NIV
“For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints.”
“Once I start using what I’ve got. . .where I’m at. . .I will discover an amazing fact. I’m able to do and accomplish more than I ever thought possible.”
#2 What Are You Doing When The Boss Isn’t Looking.
Ecclesiastes 12:14 GNT
“God is going to judge everything we do, whether good or bad, even things done in secret.”
Psalm 64:5-6 TLB
“They encourage each other to do evil. They meet in secret to set their traps. "He will never notice them here," they say. They keep a sharp lookout for opportunities of crime. They spend long hours with all their endless evil thoughts and plans.”
Proverbs 27:18 MSG
“If you care for your orchard, you'll enjoy its fruit; if you honor your boss, you'll be honored.”
#3 Maximizing Opportunities . . .Is A Decision.
Galatians 6:10 NIV
“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
Ephesians 5:15-16 NIV
“Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”
Colossians 4:5-6 NIV
“Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.”
Proverbs 10:5 TLB
“A wise youth makes hay while the sun shines, but what a shame to see a lad who sleeps away his hour of opportunity.”
Ephesians 5:15-17 TLB
“So be careful how you act; these are difficult days. Don't be fools; be wise: make the most of every opportunity you have for doing good.”
Francis Bacon, the English philosopher, scientist, statesman, lawyer and author, said:
“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”
#4 Pursue Every Opportunity With Excellence.
Luke 16:10 NLT
“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.”
Matthew 5:16 AMP
“Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.”
Luke 4:6 AMP
“And he said to Him, To You I will give all this power and authority and their glory (all their magnificence, excellence, preeminence, dignity, and grace), for it has been turned over to me, and I give it to whomever I will.”
1 Corinthians 4:20 AMP
“For the kingdom of God consists of and is based on not talk but power (moral power and excellence of soul).”
2 Peter 1:5 AMP
“For this very reason, adding your diligence [to the divine promises], employ every effort in exercising your faith to develop virtue (excellence, resolution, Christian energy), and in [exercising] virtue [develop] knowledge (intelligence).”
2 Peter 1:5 NLT
“In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge.”
“Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.” Unknown
#5 Never Compare Your Situation Or Opportunity With That Of Others.
Galatians 6:4-5 GWT
“Each of you must examine your own actions. Then you can be proud of your own accomplishments without comparing yourself to others. Assume your own responsibility.”
Galatians 6:4 AMP
“But let every person carefully scrutinize and examine and test his own conduct and his own work. . .”
Galatians 6:4 NLT
“Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.”
#6 “Don't Bury Your Opportunities”
Matthew 25:18 AMP
“But he who had received the one talent went and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money.”
Ephesians 3:7 MSG
“This is my life work: helping people understand and respond to this Message. It came as a sheer gift to me, a real surprise, God handling all the details. When it came to presenting the Message to people who had no background in God's way, I was the least qualified of any of the available Christians. God saw to it that I was equipped, but you can be sure that it had nothing to do with my natural abilities.”
1 Corinthians 12:11 MSG
“All these [gifts, achievements, abilities] are inspired and brought to pass by one and the same [Holy] Spirit, Who apportions to each person individually [exactly] as He chooses.”
#7 How To Get The Promotion With Benefits.
Mark 9:23 GWT
“Jesus said to him, “As far as possibilities go, everything is possible for the person who believes.”
Mark 9:23 MSG
“Jesus said, "If? There are no 'ifs' among believers. Anything can happen."
Luke 1:37 AMP
“For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.”
Psalm 75:6-7 AMP
"For not from the east nor from the west nor from the south come promotion and lifting up. But God is the Judge! He puts down one and lifts up another.”BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS