I'm Alive And Not A Spiritual Zombie - Outline

Written by Harold Herring on .

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1. Ignorance of what God knows about us

Proverbs 3:12 in the English Standard Version says:

“for the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.”

This principle is stated in several scriptures. In the first part of Hebrews 12:6 it says:

For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth…”

John 10:14 KJV

“I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.”

Romans 8:28 NKJV

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

2. Ignorant of the kind of life God wants us to live.

John 10:10 KJV

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy. He wants to steal your potential, kill your dreams and destroy the opportunities God has set before you.

John 10:10 NLT

“. . .a rich and satisfying life.”

John 10:10 in MSG

“. . . a more and better life than they ever dreamed of.”

3. Never find any sort of contentment.

1Timothy 6:6 KJV

“But godliness with contentment is great gain.”

1Timothy 6:6 AMPC

“[And it is, indeed, a source of immense profit, for] godliness accompanied with contentment (that contentment which is a sense of inward sufficiency) is great and abundant gain.”

1Timothy 4:8 NLT

“Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.”

4. Lack motivation to be more than we are.

Hebrews 10:24 NLT

“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.”

Romans 15:14-15 MSG

“Personally, I’ve been completely satisfied with who you are and what you are doing. You seem to me to be well-motivated and well-instructed, quite capable of guiding and advising one another.”

Hebrews 11:27 AMPC

“[Motivated] by faith he left Egypt behind him, being unawed and undismayed by the wrath of the king; for he never flinched but held staunchly to his purpose and endured steadfastly as one who gazed on Him Who is invisible.”

5. Compare ourselves to other spiritual zombies.

2 Corinthians 10:12 TLB

“Oh, don't worry, I wouldn't dare say that I am as wonderful as these other men who tell you how good they are! Their trouble is that they are only comparing themselves with each other and measuring themselves against their own little ideas. What stupidity!”

Amos 6:3 NLT

“You push away every thought of coming disaster, but your actions only bring the day of judgment closer.”

Revelation 3:2 NLT

“Wake up! Strengthen what little remains, for even what is left is almost dead. I find that your actions do not meet the requirements of my God.”

Your actions reveal the depth of your faith and the strength of your character.

James 2:14 NLT

“What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone?”

6. Wandering with the zombie swarm

Exodus 23:2 TLB

“Don’t join mobs intent on evil. When on the witness stand, don’t be swayed in your testimony by the mood of the majority present.”

Exodus 34:12 TLB

“Be very, very careful never to compromise with the people there in the land where you are going, for if you do, you will soon be following their evil ways.”

2 Corinthians 6:14 AMPC

“Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers [do not make mismated alliances with them or come under a different yoke with them, inconsistent with your faith]. For what partnership have right living and right standing with God with iniquity and lawlessness? Or how can light have fellowship with darkness?”

2 Corinthians 6:18 MSG

“Don't link up with those who will pollute you.”

Amos 3:3 kjv

“Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?”

7. Existing with rigor mortis of the mind

Ephesians 5:14 KJV

“Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.”

What does it mean to be “indifferent to one’s salvation?”

Ephesians 5:14 MSG

“Wake up from your sleep, Climb out of your coffins; Christ will show you the light! So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!”

Hebrews 2:2 in the New King James Version says:

“Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.”

Are you making the most of every chance you get?

Colossians 1:11 AMPC

“[We pray] that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, [to exercise] every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy.”

2 Thessalonians 2:15-17 MSG

“So, friends, take a firm stand, feet on the ground and head high. Keep a tight grip on what you were taught, whether in personal conversation or by our letter. May Jesus himself and God our Father, who reached out in love and surprised you with gifts of unending help and confidence, put a fresh heart in you, invigorate your work, enliven your speech.”