7 Ways To Have Favor With God - Outline

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Here is the teaching outline for SUNDAY NITE LIVE.

2 Chronicles 16:9 KJV

“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.. . .”

2 Chronicles 16:9 TLB

“For the eyes of the Lord search back and forth across the whole earth, looking for people whose hearts are perfect toward him, so that he can show his great power in helping them.”

Luke 1:45 KJV

“And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.”

Luke 1:30 KJV

“And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.”

Luke 1:47 KJV

“And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.”

First, Mary had a pure heart.

Luke 1:27 KJV

“To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.”

Isaiah 1:18 TLB

“Come, let’s talk this over, says the Lord; no matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can take it out and make you as clean as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you white as wool!”

Isaiah 1:19 TLB

“If you will only let me help you, if you will only obey, then I will make you rich!”

Second, Mary had a heart of humility.

Luke 1:28-29 KJV

“And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.”

Proverbs 22:4 KJV

By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.” Proverbs 22:4

Proverbs 22:4 AMPC

“The reward of humility and the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.”

Third, Mary had an obedient heart.

Luke 1:38 KJV

“Then Mary said, Behold, I am the handmaiden of the Lord; let it be done to me according to what you have said. And the angel left her.”

1 Samuel 15:22 NLT

“But Samuel replied, “What is more pleasing to the Lord: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice,
and submission is better than offering the fat of rams.”

Numbers 23:19 AMPC

“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?”

Fourth, Mary had a heart filled with faith and not fear.

Luke 1:45 KJV

“And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.”

Luke 1:45 TLB

“You believed that God would do what he said; that is why he has given you this wonderful blessing.”

Psalm 34:9 KJV

"For there is NO WANT to those who truly revere and worship Him with godly fear.”

Psalm 34:10 AMPC

“. . .but they who seek (inquire of and require) the Lord [by right of their need and on the authority of His Word], none of them shall lack any beneficial thing.”

Psalm 34:6-10 NLT

“In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; He saved me from all my troubles.   For the angel of the Lord is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him. Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!   Fear the Lord, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need. . .and those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.”

Fifth, Mary had a heart filled with praise for the Lord.

Luke 1:46 AMPC

And Mary said, My soul magnifiesandextols the Lord.”

Luke 1:46 TLB

“Mary responded, “Oh, how I praise the Lord.”

Psalm 22:3 KJV

“But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.”

Acts 3:25 AMPC

“You are the descendants (sons) of the prophets and the heirs of the covenant which God made and gave to your forefathers, saying to Abraham, And in your Seed (Heir) shall all the families of the earth be blessed and benefited.”

1 Thessalonians 5:18 AMPC

“Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].”

Sixth, in Mary’s heart she understood who she was.

Luke 1:48 AMPC

“For He has looked upon the low station and humiliation of His handmaiden. For behold, from now on all generations [of all ages] will call me blessed and declare me happy and ] to be envied!”

Colossians 3:10 AMPC

“And have clothed yourselves with the new [spiritual self], which is [ever in the process of being] renewed and remolded into [fuller and more perfect knowledge upon] knowledge after the image (the likeness) of Him Who created it.”

We should never confuse who we are with what we can do. . .what we’ve done and what God wants us to do.

Seventh, Mary had a heart that understood destiny

John 2:4 KJV

Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.”

John 2:5 KJV

“His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it."

2 Peter 1:4 AMPC

“By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great

promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay

(rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust

and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature.”

Psalm 111:10 MSG

“He's so personal and holy, worthy of our respect. The good life begins in the fear of God—Do that and you'll know the blessing of God. His Hallelujah lasts forever!”