Here is the teaching outline for SUNDAY NITE LIVE. Join us at 6 PM (Eastern).
First, expect previously unknown opportunities even in adversity.
“And ye know that with all my power I have served your father. And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me. If he said thus, the speckled shall be thy wages, then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstaked shall by thy hire; then bare all the cattle ringstaked. Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.”
Genesis 33:10 MSG
“Jacob said, "Please. If you can find it in your heart to welcome me, accept these gifts. When I saw your face, it was as the face of God smiling on me. Accept the gifts I have brought for you. God has been good to me and I have more than enough." Jacob urged the gifts on him and Esau accepted.”
Second, tap into previously untapped potential.
“And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him, and said unto him, The Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.”
Judges 6:15 MSG
“Gideon said to him, “Me, my master? How and with what could I ever save Israel? Look at me. My clan’s the weakest in Manasseh and I’m the runt of the litter.”
Exodus 4:10 NLT
“But Moses pleaded with the Lord, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.”
Exodus 4:11 NLT
“Then the Lord asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the Lord?”
Third, develop a reputation as a problem solver.
Daniel 2:46-47 MSG
“When Daniel finished, King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face in awe before Daniel. He ordered the offering of sacrifices and burning of incense in Daniel’s honor. He said to Daniel, “Your God is beyond question the God of all gods, the Master of all kings. And he solves all mysteries, I know, because you’ve solved this mystery.”
1Timothy 5:17-18 MSG
“Give a bonus to leaders who do a good job, especially the ones who work hard at preaching and teaching. Scripture tells us, "Don't muzzle a working ox" and "A worker deserves his pay."
“Initiative is doing the right thing without being told to do it.”
Romans 12:6-8 MSG
“If you preach, just preach God's Message, nothing else; if you help, just help, don't take over; if you teach, stick to your teaching; if you give encouraging guidance, be careful that you don't get bossy; if you're put in charge, don't manipulate; if you're called to give aid to people in distress, keep your eyes open and be quick to respond; if you work with the disadvantaged, don't let yourself get irritated with them or depressed by them. Keep a smile on your face.”
Daniel 2:48-49 MSG
“Then the king promoted Daniel to a high position in the kingdom, lavished him with gifts, and made him governor over the entire province of Babylon and the chief in charge of all the Babylonian wise men. At Daniel’s request the king appointed Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to administrative posts throughout Babylon, while Daniel governed from the royal headquarters.”
Fourth, attitude adjustment.
Philippians 2:5 NLT
“You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.”
Ephesians 4:23 AMP
“And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude].”
Philippians 2:5 CEV
“And think the same way that Christ Jesus thought.”
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Fifth, elevate your performance.
Colossians 3:22-24 TLB
“You slaves must always obey your earthly masters, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for the Lord and because you want to please him. Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for the Lord and not merely for your masters, 24 remembering that it is the Lord Christ who is going to pay you, giving you your full portion of all he owns. He is the one you are really working for.”
1. “You slaves must always obey your earthly masters.”
2. “not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time.”
3. “obey them willingly because of your love for the Lord if nothing else and because you want to please God in what you do.”
4. “Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for the Lord and not merely for your master”
5. “remembering that it is the Lord Christ who is going to pay you”
6. “giving you your full portion of all he owns”
7. “He is the One you are really working for”
Six, do something you’ve never done.
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein
1. Start praising the Lord.
“But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.”
2. Think beyond our imagination.
“Doubts and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend.” Helen Keller
2 Corinthians 4:16 MSG
“So we're not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There's far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can't see now will last forever.”
Ephesians 1:18 TLB
“I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can see something of the future he has called you to share. I want you to realize that God has been made rich because we who are Christ’s have been given to him!”
3. Organize For Increase.
Luke 14:28-30 MSG
“Is there anyone here who, planning to build a new house, doesn’t first sit down and figure the cost so you’ll know if you can complete it? If you only get the foundation laid and then run out of money, you’re going to look pretty foolish. Everyone passing by will poke fun at you: ‘He started something he couldn’t finish.’”
Seventh, sow seeds for a perpetual harvest.
1. Remove the debris.
2. Plant your seeds.
3. Fertilize the soil.
4. Pull the weeds as they show up.
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