Reach Out For Victory - Outline

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God reaches out to us when we’re distressed.

2 Samuel 22:7 KJC

“But in my distress I cried out to the Lord; yes, I cried to my God for help. He heard me from his sanctuary; my cry reached his ears.”

Jesus reaches out to heal sickness and disease.

Matthew 8:3 KJV

Jesus reached out, touched him, and said, “I’m willing. So be clean!” Immediately, his skin disease went away, and he was clean.”

Reached out to strengthen our faith.

Matthew 14:31 KJV

“Immediately, Jesus reached out, caught hold of him, and said, “You have so little faith! Why did you doubt?”

1.       Reach out for your miracle

2 Kings 6:5 NLT

“But as one of them was cutting a tree, his ax head fell into the river. ‘Oh, sir!’ he cried. “It was a borrowed ax!”

2 Kings 6:5 KJV

“. . .and he cried, and said, Alas, master! For it was borrowed.”

2 Kings 6:6 NLT

“Where did it fall?” the man of God asked. When he showed him the place, Elisha cut a stick and threw it into the water at that spot. Then the ax head floated to the surface.

2 Kings 6:6 KJV

“…and the iron [ax head] did swim.”

2 Kings 6:7 NLT

“`Grab it,’ Elisha said. And the man reached out and grabbed it.”

2.       Reachers prepare for victory

1 Samuel 17:40 KJV

“And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.”

1 Samuel 17:38-40 CEV

“Saul had his own military clothes and armor put on David, and he gave David a bronze helmet to wear. David strapped on a sword and tried to walk around, but he was not used to wearing those things.  "I can't move with all this stuff on," David said. "I'm just not used to it."

1 Samuel 17:40 CEV

“David took off the armor and picked up his shepherd's stick. He went out to a stream and picked up five smooth rocks and put them in his leather bag. Then with his sling in his hand, he went straight toward Goliath.”

Ephesians 5:26 KJV

“That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.

1 Samuel 17:49 KJV

“Then David reached into his bag, took out a stone, hurled it from his sling, and struck the Philistine in the forehead. The stone sank into Goliath’s forehead, and he fell to the ground on his face.”

3.       Reach for your healing

Exodus 15:26 KJV

“And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.”

Isaiah 53:4-5 AMPC

“Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses) and carried our sorrows (pains); yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”

1 John 5:14-15 KJV

“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”

Matthew 9:20-22 KJV

“And behold, a woman who had suffered from a flow of blood for twelve years came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His garment;   For she kept saying to herself, If I only touch His garment, I shall be restored to health.    Jesus turned around and, seeing her, He said, Take courage, daughter! Your faith has made you well. And at once the woman was restored to health.”

4.       Reach out to Jesus when it seems all hope is lost.

Luke 23:42-43 NLT

“Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.”  And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Acts 16:22-34 AMPC

25 But about midnight, as Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the [other] prisoners were listening to them,

26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the very foundations of the prison were shaken; and at once all the doors were opened and everyone’s shackles were unfastened.

27 When the jailer, startled out of his sleep, saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was on the point of killing himself, because he supposed that the prisoners had escaped.

28 But Paul shouted, Do not harm yourself, for we are all here!

29 Then [the jailer] called for lights and rushed in, and tremblingandterrified he fell down before Paul and Silas.

30 And he brought them out [of the dungeon] and said, Men, what is it necessary for me to do that I may be saved.

5.       Reachers seek answers

Luke 19:2-4 AMPC

“And there was a man called Zacchaeus, a chief tax collector, and [he was] rich.    And he was trying to see Jesus, which One He was, but he could not on account of the crowd, because he was small in stature.  So he ran on ahead and climbed up in a sycamore tree in order to see Him, for He was about to pass that way.”

Luke 19:8 AMPC

“So then Zacchaeus stood up and solemnly declared to the Lord, See, Lord, the half of my goods I [now] give [by way of restoration] to the poor, and if I have cheated anyone out of anything, I [now] restore four times as much.”

1 Kings 10:1 AMP

“When the queen of Sheba heard of [the constant connection of] the fame of Solomon with the name of the Lord, she came to prove him with hard questions (problems and riddles).”

6.       Reachers seize the moment

Mark 14:3 AMPC

“And while He was in Bethany, [a guest] in the house of Simon the leper, as He was reclining [at table], a woman came with an alabaster jar of ointment ([a]perfume) of pure nard, very costly and precious; and she broke the jar and poured [the perfume] over His head.”

Mark 10:46-52 KJV

“. . .blind Bartimaeus. . .sat by the highway begging. . .when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus. . .have mercy on me. . .And Jesus …commanded him to be called … saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise…..   

“And he, casting away his garment, rose and came to Jesus. . .And Jesus answered and said unto him, What will thou that I should do unto thee?  The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.

“And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way:  thy faith made thee whole.  And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus in the way.”

7.       Reach out for your reward

Philippians 3:13 KJV

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.”

Philippians 3:14 AMPC

“I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.

Philippians 3:14 KJV

“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 3:12-14 MSG

“I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.”