For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
"Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. Jeremiah 32:17
God is Omni______________________.
God is Omni______________________.
God is Omni______________________.
1) JESUS’ POWER IS AT WORK __________ YOU.
For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. Philippians 2:13
2) JESUS’ POWER IS AT WORK __________ YOU.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, (youth in Hebrew means Olympic athlete, best of the best) and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.” Isaiah 40:29-31
“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
3) JESUS’ POWER IS AT WORK __________ YOU.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8
My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power, so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power. 2 Corinthians 2:4-5
“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.” John 11:25
Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha… 3 So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.” John 11:1, 3
When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” John 11:4
1) DEAD IN YOUR _______________.
Then Thomas (also known as Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.” John 11:16
2) DEAD IN YOUR _______________.
When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home. John 11:20
3) DEAD IN THE _______________.
On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days… 21 “Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” John 11:17, 21
But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask. John 11:22
Jesus said to (Martha), “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:23-26
THE RESURRECTION IS NOT AN EVENT—IT’S A _______________.
When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44 The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.” John 11:43-44
DO YOU BELIEVE THIS?
…“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.” John 11:25
WITH ALL MY HEART
Mk 12:30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
He Wants All of Us
1.) If I am ____________ connected I will be _______________ connected.
Mt 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
2.) My ____________ declares my ______________.
Mt 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
3.) God’s not trying to take ______________ from me, but rather pour out ______________ on me!
Pr 3:9 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; Pr 3:10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
2Co 9:6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 2Co 9:7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Mal 3:10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.
- Am I surrendering my _______________ to God?
- Am I thankful for the _______________?
- What do I _______________to?
- Where is my _______________?
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?
BURN THE PLOWS
1Ki 19:19 So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. 1Ki 19:20 Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. “Let me kiss my father and mother good-by,” he said, “and then I will come with you.” “Go back,” Elijah replied. “What have I done to you?” 1Ki 19:21 So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his attendant.
Jn 14:12 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
1) An Invitation To A Higher _______________.
1Ki 19:19 So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him.
2) An Invitation To A Deeper _______________.
1Ki 19:20 Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. “Let me kiss my father and mother good-by,” he said, “and then I will come with you.” “Go back,” Elijah replied. “What have I done to you?”
3) An Invitation to a Greater _______________.
1Ki 19:21 So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his attendant.
Jn 5:1 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for a feast of the Jews. Jn 5:2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Jn 5:3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. Jn 5:5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. Jn 5:6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” Jn 5:7 “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” Jn 5:8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” Jn 5:9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.
THE LONGER A PROBLEM PERSISTS…
• THE MORE _______________ YOU BECOME.
• THE MORE _______________ YOU MAKE.
• THE MORE YOU LEARN TO _______________.
DO YOU WANT TO BE WELL?
Jn 5:8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” Jn 5:9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.
I DON’T WANT TO HEAR YOUR _______________,
I WANT TO SEE YOUR _______________.
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
The angel of the Lord came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, where his son Gideon was threshing wheat in a winepress to keep it from the Midianites. 12When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” Judges 6:11-12 NIV
THREE TRUTHS FOR EVERY WARRIOR
Every warrior must fight their inner fear of failure.
Then the Lord turned to him and said, “Go with the strength you have, and rescue Israel from the Midianites. I am sending you!” 15“But Lord,” Gideon replied, “how can I rescue Israel? My clan is the weakest in the whole tribe of Manasseh, and I am the least in my entire family!” Judges 6:14-15 NLT
Women want to know: Do you cherish and value me today?
Men want to know: Do you respect, admire and believe in me today?
In Christ, every warrior has everything he/she needs to fight and win.
The Lord turned to him [Gideon] and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” Judges 6:14 NIV
The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many warriors with you. If I let all of you fight the Midianites, the Israelites will boast to me that they saved themselves by their own strength.” Judges 7:2 NLT
With God, the way forward often starts with a step back.
While each man held his position around the camp, all the Midianites ran, crying out as they fled. Judges 7:21 NIV
Every warrior’s greatest fear is failure.
Every warrior’s greatest pain is regret.
Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Ephesians 6:13 NIV
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 ______________.