7 Things To Stop If You Want To Finish 2017 Strong - Outline

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# 1       Not believing

Here are seven things you MUST believe.

First, You must believe He is a miracle working savior.

Matthew 9:28 KJV

“And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.”

Second, He wants you and your family saved.

Acts 16:31 KJV

“And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

Romans 10:9 KJV

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

Third, don’t be afraid. . .just believe.

Mark 5:36 KJV

“As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.”

Fourth, you must believe all things are possible for you.

Mark 9:23 KJV

“Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”

Fifth, you must believe and not doubt.

Mark 11:23 KJV

“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”

Sixth, you will receive what you believe.

Mark 11:24 NLT

“I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.”

Seventh, when you believe. . .you will receive power.

John 1:12 AMPC

“But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name.”

# 2       Not doing

Romans 2:13 MSG

“Merely hearing God's law is a waste of your time if you don't do what he commands. Doing, not hearing, is what makes the difference with God.”

James 2:24 GWT

“You see that a person receives God’s approval because of what he does, not only because of what he believes.”

Genesis 39:22 KJV

“And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it.”

James 1:25 NLT

“But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.”

# 3       Not confessing

1 John 1:9 KJV

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

1 John 1:9 AMPC

“If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action].”

# 4       Not expecting

Psalm 5:3 NIV

“In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation."

Psalm 62:5 KJV

“My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.”

Jeremiah 29:13 MSG


"When you come looking for me, you'll find me.  "Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I'll make sure you won't be disappointed." God's Decree. "I'll turn things around for you. . .You can count on it.’” 

# 5       Not loving

First, love God.

John 14:15 AMPC

“If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands.”

John 14:23 AMPC

“Jesus answered, If a person [really] loves Me, he will keep My word [obey My teaching]; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home (abode, special dwelling place) with him.”

Second, love yourself.

Third, everybody else.

Matthew 19:19 AMPC

“Honor your father and your mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.”

Matthew 22:39 AMPC

“And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.”

Mark 12:31 AMPC

“The second is like it and is this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Romans 13:9 AMPC

“The commandments, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not covet (have an evil desire), and any other commandment, are summed up in the single command, You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.”

Galatians 5:14 AMPC

“For the whole Law [concerning human relationships] is complied with in the one precept, You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.”

James 2:8 AMPC

“If indeed you [really] fulfill the royal Law in accordance with the Scripture, You shall love your neighbor as [you love] yourself, you do well.”

# 6       Not giving

Ecclesiastes 11:4 TLB

 “If you wait for perfect conditions, you’ll never get anything done.”

Luke 16:10 KJV

“He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.”

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.”

# 7       Not moving out of your comfort zone

Here are seven ways to get out of your comfort zone.

1.         Realize Why You Are. . .Where You Are

2.         Let Go Of What’s Holding You Back

3.         Try Something New. . .

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 Move You Up and Out...Bad Habits Will Bring You Down

Job 22:26 AMPC

“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.” 

5.         Maybe You Need Somebody Different In Your Foxhole

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.         Travel From Stupidity….Bypass Ignorance….Arrive at Wisdom

Romans 1:13 KJV

“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.”

7.         Keep Yourself Motivated During Your Comfort Zone Exodus

Romans 12:15 AMPC

“Rejoice with those who rejoice [sharing others' joy], and weep with those who weep [sharing others' grief].”

John 13:15 NLT

“I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.”

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