Here is the teaching outline for SUNDAY NITE LIVE.
The Bible is not a book of exceptions, exemptions and excused behavior. It is a book of absolutes.
1. Your Interests Are Costing You His Interest
“Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.”
Proverbs 22:7 CEV
“The poor are ruled by the rich, and those who borrow are slaves of moneylenders.”
2. Ignore advice of those as lost as a goose in a blizzard.
1 Corinthians 15:33 AMP
"Do not be so deceived and misled! Evil companionships (communion, associations) corrupt and deprave good manners and morals and character."
Proverbs 13:20 TLB
“Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.”
3. Seek advice from people who are not moved by the herd mentality.
“Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.”
“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.”
Proverbs 15:22 AMP
“Where there is no counsel, purposes are frustrated, but with many counselors they are accomplished.”
Proverbs 15:22 TLB
“Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success.”
Proverbs 11:14 AMP
“Where no wise guidance is, the people fall, but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.”
Proverbs 24:6 AMP
“For by wise counsel you can wage your war, and in an abundance of counselors there is victory and safety.”
Proverbs 24:6 NLT
“So don’t go to war without wise guidance; victory depends on having many advisers.”
Proverbs 15:22 MSG
“Refuse good advice and watch your plans fail; take good counsel and watch them succeed.”
4. Commiserating with others.
Isaiah 43:18 MSG
“Forget about what’s happened: don’t keep going over old history.”
5. Reading, listening and speaking right things.
“O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.”
Matthew 12:34 NLT
“You brood of snakes! How could evil men like you speak what is good and right? For whatever is in your heart determines what you say.”
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
“A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.”
“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”
6. Develop new friendships and right relationships.
F- RIENDLY at all times; always wear a smile, even when you don’t feel like it.
Romans 12:16 CEV
“Be friendly with everyone. Don’t be proud and feel that you are smarter than others. Make friends with ordinary people.”
R- EGULARLY schedule plans and activities with family and friends.
Hebrews 10:24 AMP
“And let us consider and give [a]attentive, continuous care to watching over one another, studying how we may stir up (stimulate and incite) to love and helpful deeds and noble activities.”
I- MPROVE your conversation and become a better listener.
James 1:19 AMP
“Understand [this], my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear [a ready listener], slow to speak, slow to take offense and to get angry.”
E- XTEND your circle of friends by meeting at least one new person each week.
Acts 11:24 AMP
“For he was a good man [good in himself and also at once for the good and the advantage of other people], full of and controlled by the Holy Spirit and full of faith (of his belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through Whom we obtain eternal salvation). And a large company was added to the Lord.”
N- EVER spend quality time with negative people.
3 John 2 MSG
“We're the best of friends, and I pray for good fortune in everything you do, and for your good health—that your everyday affairs prosper, as well as your soul!”
D- EVELOP self-control and discard wrong attitudes of temper, impatience, etc.
Philippians 2:5 NLT
“You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.”
S- PEND more time discussing ideas than people and things.
Jeremiah 23:18 GWT
“Who is in the Lord’s inner circle and sees and hears his word? Who pays attention and listens to his word?”
H- APPY thoughts purposed in every situation you face. Remember, the greater the challenge, the sweeter the victory.
1 Peter 5:7 TLB
“Let him have all your worries and cares, for he is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.”
I- NVEST more of your time doing things for others.
1 Timothy 6:17-19 MSG
“Tell those rich in this world's wealth to quit being so full of themselves and so obsessed with money, which is here today and gone tomorrow. Tell them to go after God, who piles on all the riches we could ever manage—to do good, to be rich in helping others, to be extravagantly generous. If they do that, they'll build a treasury that will last, gaining life that is truly life.”
P- LAN your involvement in church, civic, and social activities.
Ecclesiastes 11:4 TLB
“If you wait for perfect conditions you’ll never get anything done.”
7. Right view on giving.
“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
2 Corinthians 9:11 TLB
“Yes, God will give you much so that you can give away much.”
“Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing. For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much.”
Psalm 37:5 NLT
“Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.”
Psalm 25:12-13 TLB
"Where is the man who fears the Lord? God will teach him how to choose the best. He shall live within God's circle of blessing."
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