HOW MUCH WOULD YOUR LIFE CHANGE IF YOU HEARD HIS VOICE?
- God is _______________ at us!
- He wants us to come in and share a ____________ with Him.
THE SAVIOR TOOK TIME TO AVERT HIS EYES
- He takes time on the cross to make ____________ for relationship.
- We know we will never __________ __________ on this journey.
Jn 19:26 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Dear woman, here is your son,”
Jn 19:27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
TRUE RELATIONSHIPS ARE NOT BUILT ON RULES TO FOLLOW
- _______________ can only take you so far in your walk with Christ.
Mt 27:51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split.
- You can never fully experience Him if He is relegated to the _______________ in your life.
- Open your eyes to His _______________, and embrace the _______________ He eagerly desires with you!
GOD HAS NOT ONLY SAVED ME, HE HAS FAVORED ME
- Jesus didn’t die for us simply because He had to, He ____________ to!
Jn 15:15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. Jn 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Jn 15:17 This is my command: Love each other.
IT’S THE __________________ NO ONE SEES
WHICH RESULT IN THE ________________ EVERYONE WANTS.
• DISCIPLINE IS CHOOSING BETWEEN WHAT YOU WANT ______ AND WHAT YOU WANT _________.
WHY AM I SO INCONSISTENT?
15 I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate...18 I want to do what is right, but I can’t. 19 I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. 20 But if I do what I don’t want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it…24 Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? 25 Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 7:15, 18b-20, 24-25 NLT
TRAINING TO WIN WHAT MATTERS MOST
24 Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! 25 All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 NLT
They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. 1 Corinthians 9:25b
So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. 27 I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27 NLT
1) On one side, a criminal ____________ ____________ at Jesus, ____________ ____________ for not saving himself.
Lk 23:39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: â€œArenâ€™t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!â€
Mk 10:45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.â€
2) One the other side hung a criminal who ____________ the fact that he ___________ _____ ____ ___________â€”but Jesus didnâ€™t.
Lk 23:40 But the other criminal rebuked him. â€œDonâ€™t you fear God,â€ he said, â€œsince you are under the same sentence? Lk 23:41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.
Salvation is to be delivered from the ______________, where we deserve to be ____________.
â€ Lk 23:42 Then he said, â€œJesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.â€™â€ Lk 23:43 Jesus answered him, â€œI tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.â€
La 3:21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: La 3:22 Because of the LORD'S great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. La 3:23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
A NEW 24
Col 2:6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, Col 2:7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Col 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. Col 2:9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, Col 2:10 and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.
IT’S THE _______________ THAT NO ONE SEES
WHICH RESULT IN THE _______________ EVERYONE WANTS.
21 The tongue has the power of life and death… Proverbs 18:21
3 We can make a large horse go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth. 4 And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong. 5 In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire. James 3:3-5 NLT
18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18
4 The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit. Proverbs 15:4
1) IF YOU CAN’T SAY SOMETHING HELPFUL—____________ IT.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29
2) IF YOU THINK SOMETHING GOOD—____________ IT!
24 Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24
…but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. 1 Samuel 30:6 KJV
• MY ONE STATEMENT:
Words have the power of life and death!
Change the way you ________— Change the words you_________.
Much of what you normally do isn't a result of conscious choices but a result of daily routine.
Now Daniel so distinguised himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. Daniel 6:3
At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent.
Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. Daniel 6:10
Based on who you want to become, what one habit do you need to start?
How to Create a New Habit
1. Make it obvious.
2. Make it easy.
I will do ______ after I ______.
Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin. Zechariah 4:10 NLT
Successful people do consistantly what other people do occasionally.
Where in the bible does it say do just enough to get by?
IT’S OFTEN THE __________ __________THAT NO ONE SEES THAT RESULT IN THE __________ __________ THAT EVERYONE WANTS.
“This is what the LORD says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. 7 Nothing, not even a mighty mountain, will stand in Zerubbabel’s way; it will become a level plain before him! And when Zerubbabel sets the final stone of the Temple in place, the people will shout: ‘May God bless it! May God bless it!’ ” 8 Then another message came to me from the LORD: 9 “Zerubbabel is the one who laid the foundation of this Temple, and he will complete it… 10 Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin…”
Zechariah 4:6-10 NLT
“It’s the little things that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”
- John Wooden
Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. Isaiah 54:2
9 So there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God. 10 For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labors, just as God did after creating the world. 11 So let us do our best to enter that rest. Hebrews 4:9-11 NLT
YOUR ONE WORD IS: ___________________________.
YOUR ONE WORD VERSE IS: ____________________.
21 “The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together! Matt 25:21 NLT
Jas 4:6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: â€œGod opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.â€
â€¢ NAAMANâ€™S A __________________.
2Ki 5:1a Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the LORD had given victory to Aramâ€¦
â€¢ NAAMANâ€™S GOT _______________.
2Ki 5:1b He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy.
2Ki 5:9 So Naaman went with his horses and chariots and stopped at the door of Elishaâ€™s house. 2Ki 5:10 Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, â€œGo, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.â€ 2Ki 5:11 But Naaman went away angry and said, â€œI thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. 2Ki 5:12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than any of the waters of Israel? Couldnâ€™t I wash in them and be cleansed?â€ So he turned and went off in a rage.
â€¢ NAAMANâ€™S WILLING TO MISS OUT ON A ____________.
2Ki 5:13 Naamanâ€™s servants went to him and said, â€œMy father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, â€˜Wash and be cleansedâ€™!â€
â€¢ NAAMANâ€™S A LOT LIKE _______________.
2Ki 5:14 So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy. 2Ki 5:15 Then Naaman and all his attendants went back to the man of God . He stood before him and said, â€œNow I know that there is no God in all the world except in Israel.
â€¢ JESUS UNDERSTOOD WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ______________.