Here is the teaching outline for SUNDAY NITE LIVE. Join us at 6 PM EST.
Proverbs 4:23 NLT
“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”
Proverbs 4:23 KJV
“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”
Romans 12:2 KJV
“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.”
Romans 12:1-2 MSG
“So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”
Abraham Maslow, the well-known American psychologist, said:
“The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.”
Here are seven keys to obtaining success in the marketplace.
ACTION IDEA #1
IF YOU WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL….YOU NEED TO INCREASE YOUR VALUE.
Abraham Lincoln said:
“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend seven sharpening my axe.”
Someone once said:
“If you are not continually learning and upgrading your skills….somewhere, someone else is, and when you meet that person in the competitive marketplace you will lose.”
Luke 2:52 KJV
“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.”
Mark 1:35 KJV
“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.”
ACTION IDEA # 2
STOP MAKING EXCUSES AND BLAMING EVERYBODY ELSE.
ACTION IDEA #3
ASSOCIATE WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE.
Luke 2:46 KJV
“And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. “
2 Timothy 2:15 AMPC
“Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth.”
ACTION IDEA #4
YOU GOTTA KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GOING…IF YOU EVER WANT TO GET THERE.
Luke 2:49 KJV
“And He said unto them…I must be about my Father’s business.”
Jesus knew what happened to people without goals.
Matthew 15:14 KJV
“…if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”
Jesus was focused on His goals.
Luke 19:10 KJV
“For the Son of man is come to seek and save that which was lost.”
Jesus didn’t let what others thought deter Him from His goals.
John 1:11-12 KJV
“He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.”
Jesus never let rejection keep Him from fulfilling His goals.
Matthew 10:14 KJV
“And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. “
Charles Schwab visited a millionaire once---Schwab told him he would give him a system that would change his managerial leadership—the millionaire told Schwab if he did, he’d pay him $1 million.
1. Make a List….2. Put the priorities in order….3. Do the list.
Napoleon Hill once asked?
“What is the average number of times a person tries to achieve a new goal before they give up?”
ACTION IDEA # 5
LEARN TO INCREASE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY BY 1000%.
ACTION IDEA #6
BUILD VALUE IN WHAT YOU DO.
Stephen Covey who wrote the “7 Habits Of Highly Effective People” once said:
“Always keep the main thing the main thing.”
ACTION IDEA #7
IT’S TIME TO TAN
When I say T.A.N.. . .I mean, TAKE ACTION NOW.
Jesus knew His Boss rewarded service.
Matthew 25:20-21 AMPC
“…he who had received the five talents came and brought him five more, saying, Master, you entrusted to me five talents; see, here I gained five talents more.
His master said unto him, Well done, you upright (honorable, admirable) and faithful servant! You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little; I will put you in charge of much.”
Jesus recognized members of His leadership team that did good work.
Ephesians 2:10 NLT
“For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
Jesus believed in reward motivation for others.
Rev. 22:12 NLT
“See, I am coming soon, and my reward is with me, to repay all according to their deeds.”
Mark 10:30 AMPC
“Who will not receive a hundred times as much now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life.”
Write this next statement down.
The only way you lose is if you quit.
Jesus taught that you should never give up.
Matthew 10:22 NASV
“And you will be hated by all on account of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.”
Jesus never gave up.
Luke 18:1 NLT
“One day Jesus told his disciples a story to illustrate their need for constant prayer and to show them that they must never give up.”