Overcoming Fear

“The Spirit of ?”

 

Mark 4:35 On that day, when evening came, He *said to them, “Let us go over to the other side.”

 

HIS WORDS ARE EMPOWERMENT…

 

THE PROVISION IS CONNECTED TO THE WORD.

 

36 Leaving the crowd, they *took Him along with them in the boat, just as He was; and other boats were with Him. 37 And there *arose a fierce gale of wind, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling up.

 

ENCOUNTERING A STORM DOESN’T MEAN YOU MISSED GOD.

 

38 Jesus Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion

 

ALL OF THE DEVILS QUESTIONING IS HIS WAY OF TRYING TO GET YOU TO BELIEVE “GOD DOESN’T CARE”

 

38 Jesus Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they *woke Him and *said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush (Peace), be still.” And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm.

 

40 But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?”

 

2 Cor 2:14 “Thanks be to god who always causes me to triumph”

 

41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”

 

2 Cor 4:13 And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak,

 

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.

 

18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

 

5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.

 

2 Tim 1:2 To Timothy, a beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 3 I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, as without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day, 4 greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy,

 

5 when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also.

 

6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

24-7 FAITH  Pt 3

God’s greatest pain is to be doubted.  His greatest pleasure is to be believed.
MIKE MURDOCK

 

Faith thrives in the rich fertile soil of fellowship with God

 

Hebrews 11:6 Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

 

“Nobody reaches God’s presence until he has learned to believe, until he has learned to believe that God exists and that He reveals himself to those who sincerely look for Him.”

Knox and Taylor translation

 

John 17:3 This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

 

Real faith is the result of a living relationship and fellowship with God.

 

Hebrews 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

 

Faith is never judged by a moment… it is judged over a life.

 

Hebrews 10:35 “Don’t cast away your confidence which has a great reward.”

 

Delay must always be challenged by confidence.

 

There are 3 way’s people approach faith.

 

Magic; you pull it out when life is bad… problems go away…

 

A formula; do these five, six or seven things or steps…

 

Relationship; something “that is built over a lifetime”

 

Mark 11:22 “Have faith in God”

 

“Father, I thank you that you hear me… Lazarus come forth” (John 11:41,43)

 

Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; And it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; And the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself up for me.

2 Timothy 1:12 “I know in whom I believe”

 

Relationship is where faith Grows and develops.

 

You cannot have faith in God beyond the degree that you know him.

 

It’s in the romance you discover his voice!

THE CORE OF LIFE Pt 13

“Friendship with God” Pt 2

 

1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

 

LOVE IS SOMETHING WE ARE TO BECOME NOT JUST DO!

 

John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

 

John 15:12 This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are My friendsif you do what I command you.

 

FRIEND MEANS; YOU ARE FOND OF SOMEONE, THAT THEY ARE DEAR TO YOU.

A FRIEND IS A PARTNER IN THE SENSE OF SHARING, SOMEONE YOU HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH.

 

John 13:1 Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He would depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.

2 During supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him, 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come forth from God and was going back to God, 4 got up from supper, and laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He girded Himself. 5 Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.

 

HE DID THIS WITH TENDERNESS…

 

12 So when He had washed their feet, and taken His garments and reclined at the table again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.

21 When Jesus had said this, He became troubled in spirit, and testified and said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, that one of you will betray Me.”

22 The disciples began looking at one another, at a loss to know of which one He was speaking. 23 There was reclining on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved.

24 So Simon Peter *gestured to him, and said to him, “Tell us who it is of whom He is speaking.” 25 He, leaning back thus on Jesus’ bosom, *said to Him, “Lord, who is it?”

26 Jesus then answered, “That is the one for whom I shall dip the morsel and give it to him.” So when He had dipped the morsel, He took and gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 27 After the morsel, Satan then entered into him.

24-7 FAITH  Pt 2

ANY MAN CAN BE CHANGED BY FAITH, NO MATTER HOW HE MAY BE FETTERED. I KNOW THAT GOD’S WORD IS SUFFICIENT.  ONE WORD FROM HIM CAN CHANGE A NATION.

SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

 

FAITH IS BASED ON THE REVEALED WILL OF GOD

 

GOD’S WORD IS HIS WILL!

SALVATION IS GOD’S WILL.

 

Matthew 8:2 a leper came to Him and bowed down before Him, and said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” 3 Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

 

GOD WANTS PEOPLE TO KNOW HIS WILL.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

 

JESUS SAID, “I did not come to do my own will, but the will of Him who sent me” (John 6:38).

YOU CANNOT SEPARATE GOD’S WORD FROM HIM OR HIS WILL.

 

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

 

Revelation 19:13 He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.

 

GOD’S WORDS ARE SPIRIT AND LIFE, John 6:63

THEY ARE TRUTH John 8:31-32, 17:17

 

GOD DOES NOTHING APART FROM HIS WORD.

Psalm 138:2 For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.

 

Psalm 119:89 Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.

 

Psalm 103:20 Bless the Lord, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word!

 

GOD’S WORD IS LIKE RAIN COMING DOWN TO WATER THE EARTH

 

Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.

10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;

11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.

 

GOD’S WORD IS LIKE SEED!

1 Peter 1:23 for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.

 

25 But the word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word which was preached to you.

 

1 Peter 2:2 like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,

 

IN THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER JESUS TAUGHT THAT THE SEED, WHICH IS THE WORD GOING INTO GOOD GROUND WILL PRODUCE THIRTY, SIXTY AND ONEHUNDRED FOLD (Mark 4, Luke 8).

 

WE MUST UNDERSTAND THAT GOD CANNOT LIE.

NAS Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

 

Hebrews 6:18 It is impossible for God to lie

 

IN THE FIRST TEMPTATION JESUS MADE IT CLEAR HOW TO LIVE.

Matthew 4:4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’”

 

THE BIBLE IS A BOOK OF PROMISES.  WE CALL IT GOD’S WORD!

 

GOD’S WORD IS ABOUT HIM AND HIS PLAN FOR MAN.

 

2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; 3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 4 For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.

 

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD’S WORD TO FAIL

1 Kings 8:56 Blessed be the Lord, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised; not one word has failed of all His good promise, which He promised through Moses His servant.

 

2 Corinthians 1:20 For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.

 

GOD’S WORD IS TO BE OUR FAITH FOOD.

 

THE WORD OF GOD IS THE FACTORY FOR FAITH!

 

1 John 5:14 This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

 

(The Bible is called the Word of Truth) 2 Tim 2:15

Romans 10:16 THE APOSTLE PAUL QUOTING FROM Isaiah 53:1 ASKS THE QUESTION THAT ISAIAH ASKED, “Lord, who has believed our report (message)?”

 

ISAIAH DECLARES THAT, “The arm or (the power) of god is manifested (revealed) to those who believe the report”.

 

Romans 10:17 Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of Christ.

 

GOD’S WORD WAS WRITTEN TO REVEAL TO US WHAT HE HAS DONE, WHAT HE DESIRES AND WILLS TO DO FOR HIS CHILDREN.

 

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “But the righteous man shall live by faith.”

 

GOD’S COMMANDS, HIS WORDS, ARE ENABLINGS.

 

Mark 5:27 after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak. 28 For she said, “If I just touch His garments, I will get well.” 29 Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.

 

34 Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your affliction.”

 

NOTICE WHAT SHE HEARD GAVE HER FAITH TO OBTAIN GOD’S WILL FOR HER LIFE.

 

Matthew 14 Peter walks on the water

THE CORE OF LIFE Pt 12

“Friendship with God”

 

1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

 

John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

 

LOVE IS SOMETHING WE ARE TO BECOME NOT JUST DO!

 

BARCLAY – “Love never does the graceless thing” 1 Cor 13:4

 

HAYFORD – “Graceful under pressure”

 

WMS – “Love exercises faith in everything” 1 Cor 13:6

 

John 13:1 Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He would depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.

 

Jerimiah 31:3 The Lord appeared to him from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.

 

JOHN 13:2 During supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him,

 

3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come forth from God and was going back to God, 4 got up from supper, and laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He girded Himself. 5 Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.

 

John 15:12 This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.

 

IN THE FUTURE JESUS IS GOING TO SERVE US AT A MEAL.  (Luke 12:37)

 

14 You are My friends if you do what I command you.

 

HE HAS PROVEN HIS FRIENDSHIP FOR US BY WHAT HE DID.

NOW IT’S OUT TURN TO PROVE WE ARE HIS FRIENDS BY DOING WHATEVER HE COMMANDS US TO DO.

 

FRIEND MEANS; YOU ARE FOND OF SOMEONE, THAT THEY ARE DEAR TO YOU.

 

FELLOWSHIP MEANS YOU SHARE COMMON THINGS.

 

Prov 17:17 A friend loves at all times

 

NLT A friend is always loyal

 

Prov 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

 

Prov 27:9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so does the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.

 

Prov 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

 

John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.

 

GOD LOVED US WHEN WE DIDN’T SEE ANYTHING OF VALUE IN OURSELVES.

 

14 You are My friends if you do what I command you.  15 No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.

 

Exodus 33:11 Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend.

24-7 FAITH 

Luke 18:8 when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”

 

MEN OF OLD GAINED APPROVAL BY FAITH (Hebrews 11:2, 39).

 

Hebrews “Without faith it is impossible to please God”.

 

Ephesians 5:8 walk as children of Light 10 trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.

 

FAITH IS LIVING IN THE MIDST OF A MIRACLE, ON THE EDGE OF DISASTER.

 

ABRAHAMS FAITH WAS SO GREAT THAT WHILE HE LIVED IN THE LAND OF PROMISE HE MAINTAINED HIS FOCUSE ON THE CITY WHICH HAS FOUNDATIONS, WHOSE ARCHITECT AND BUILDER IS GOD (Hebrews 11:9-10).

 

PAUL URGED TIMOTHY TO “Fight the good fight of faith” (1 Timothy 6:12).

 

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS TO BE LIVED BY FAITH.  IT IS A COMMAND NOT AN OPTION.

 

Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

 

Hebrews 10:38 But My righteous one shall live by faith; And if he shrinks back, My soul has no pleasure in him.

 

FAITH, THOUGH IT WORKS THE SAME IN EVERY AREA MUST BE DEVELOPED IN EVERY AREA.

 

Romans 12:3 SAY’S, GOD HAS GIVEN TO EVERY MAN A MEASURE OF FAITH.

 

WHAT A MAN BEGINS TO DO WITH THAT MEASURE DETERMINES WHAT HE DOES AND HAS IN LIFE.

 

FAITH IS FOR NOW IN THIS LIFE.  1 Corinthians 13:13

“But Now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love”.

 

FAITH IS ABOUT EXPECTING SOMETHING GOOD BECAUSE WE ARE PERSUADED OF SOMETHING TRUE.

 

Romans 4:21 TELLS US THAT ABRAHAM WAS FULLY PERSUADED THAT GOD WAS ABLE TO DO WHAT HE PROMISED.

 

IF YOU ARE NOT PERSUADED YOU WILL SETTLE FOR LESS.

 

PROGRESS IN THE CHRISTIAN LIFE ONLY TAKES PLACE BY FAITH.

 

NAS 2 Tim 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;

 

A PERSON WILL HAVE IN THIS LIFE WHAT THEY BELIEVE GOD FOR.  NOTHING MORE AND NOTHING LESS.

 

FAITH IS THE INGREDIENT FOR EVERYTHING YOU WILL EVER WANT TO EXPERIENCE.

 

 

  1. FAITH IS BASED ON THE REVEALED WILL OF GOD

 

GOD’S WORD IS HIS WILL!

 

1 John 5:14 This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

 

THE BIBLE IS CALLED THE WORD OF TRUTH 2 Tim 2:15

IN Romans 10:16 THE APOSTLE PAUL QUOTING FROM Isaiah 53:1 ASKS THE QUESTION THAT ISAIAH ASKED, “Lord, who has believed our report?”

 

Romans 10:17 Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of Christ.

 

GOD’S COMMANDS, HIS WORDS, ARE ENABLINGS.

 

GOD’S WORD IS THE SPIRITUAL SUBSTANCE THAT ESTABLISHES THE HEART OF THE BELIEVER.

 

THE WORD OF GOD IS THE FACTORY FOR FAITH!

THE CORE OF LIFE Pt 11

“Living in Love”

 

TO UNDERSTAND LOVE IS TO UNDERSTAND GOD.

 

1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

 

TPT John 15:9 I love each of you with the same love that the Father loves me. You must continually let my love nourish your hearts. If you keep my commands, you will live in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands, for I continually live nourished and empowered by his love.

 

THE GLORY OF GOD IS A MANIFESTATION OF LOVE.

 

11 “My purpose for telling you these things is so that the joy that I experience will fill your hearts with overflowing gladness!  (JOY FULL)

 

PEOPLE LIVE BY ONE OF TWO LAWS, THE LAW OF THE FLESH OR THE LAW OF CHRIST.

 

THE SELFISH LIFE IS THE NARROW, UNHAPPY, DISSATISFIED LIFE.  IT’S THE SMALL LIFE.

 

1 Cor 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,

 

MSG 4 “Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self.

Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head,

It is not puffed up, it doesn’t boast, it doesn’t emphasize itself, it is not inflated

 

PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT ALL YOUR PROBLEMS.

 

THERE ARE TIMES TO SHARE THINGS WITH PEOPLE BUT YOU NEED TO BE VERY SELECTIVE…

 

LOVE DOESN’T WANT PEOPLE TO BE BURDNED…

 

Phil 2:19 But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, so that I also may be encouraged when I learn of your condition. 20 For I have no one else of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare. 21 For they all seek after their own interests, not those of Christ Jesus.

 

1 Cor 13:5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,

It doesn’t demand It’s own way, it is not inelegant.

 

LOVE IS ELEGANT… LOVE HAS MANNERS…

 

Love seeks not its own.  It is not easily provoked.  It is not easily irritated.  It is not easily angered

 

MSG 5 Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,

 

TPT 5 Love does not traffic in shame and disrespect, nor selfishly seek its own honor. Love is not easily irritated or quick to take offense.

 

Love doesn’t keep track of who did me wrong.

Jordan “keeps no books on insults or injuries”

 

NIV 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects. (COVERS ALL THINGS)

 

1 Peter 4:8 “Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.”

 

DON’T LOOK ON PEOPLE WHEN THEY ARE DOWN.

 

NAS 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails

 

NLT Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

 

Jordan “all embracing, all trusting, all hoping, allenduring, love never quits.”

The Fragrance of Excellence Pt 4

Pursuing Excellence

 

FOUR LIES PERPETUATED BY SOCIETY TODAY, EVEN WITHIN THE CHURCH

 

1. YOU ARE A VICTIM. THIS IS NOT YOUR FAULT, BUT SOMEONE ELSE’S.

 

  1. YOU WILL BE REWARDED FOR SIMPLY SHOWING UP.

 

  1. THE QUALITY OF YOUR WORK REALLY DOESN’T MATTER.

 

  1. YOUR PERSONAL INTEGRITY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR FUTURE.

 

THE LIFE OF GOD THAT LIVES WITHIN US DEMANDS THAT WE BECOME BETTER TOMORROW THAN WE WERE TODAY

 

EXCELLENCE IS NO LESS THAN THE FULL EXPRESSION OF GOD THROUGH MAN …

 

2 Pet 1:3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.

 

EXCELLENCE IS THE CONTINUAL PURSUIT OF IMPROVEMENT

 

EXCELLENCE IS – “IS A FRAGRANCE”

 

  • STAYING ONE STEP AHEAD OF ORDINARY.
  • DOING A COMMON THING IN AN UNCOMMON WAY

 

  • GOING BEYOND THE STATUS QUO
  • BEING UNSATISFIED WITH JUST-GOOD-ENOUGH
  • DOING YOUR ABSOLUTE BEST IN EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE, GIVEN YOUR CAPACITY.

 

Col 3:23 Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men; 24 Knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. it is the Lord Christ whom you serve.  

 

TODAY’S EXCELLENCE IS TOMORROWS MEDIOCRITY

 

DEFINITIONS OF EXCELLENCE:

IT MEANS TO SURPASS, TO BE BETTER, THEN IT GOES TO BEST.

IT GOES TO EXCEED, TO OUTDO, TO OUTSHINE, TO OUTSTRIP, TO TRANSEND, IT IS A QUALITY, IT IS A VIRTUE.

 

EXCELLENCE IS MERITOURIOUSLY NEAR THE STANDARD.  EXCELLENCE IS THE STANDARD.  IT IS THE MODEL AND IMENENTLY GOOD AND BEST OF IT’S KIND.

 

SYNONYMS OF EXCELLENCE:

IT IS BANG-UP, CHAMPION, CLASSICAL, DANDY, FAMOUS, FIRST RATE, FIRST STRING, FIRST CLASS, 5 STAR, FRONT RANK, GRADE A, NUMBER 1, PRIME, ROYAL, STUNNING, SUPERIOR, TOP NOTCH, WHIZ BANG, HIGH CLASS, HIGH GRADE, EXCEPTIONAL, PREMIUM, INCOMPARABLE, MAGNIFICENT, SENSATIONAL SUPERB, TIP TOP, UNSURPASSED, IT HAS DISTINCTION, IT IS SUPERIORITY AND GOODNESS, IT HAS NICENESS WITH SUPERBNESS.

 

THE LARGEST WORD THAT IS IN THE OPPOSITE FORM IS “MEDIOCRITY”

 

TO BE MEDIOCRE IS TO BE FRAIL, INADEQUATE, SECOND-CLASS, INFERIOR, SUBSTANDARD, UNSATISFACTORY, COMMONPLACE AND ORDINARY.

 

IT’S THE PLACE OF LEAST RESISTANCE AND REQUIRES THE LEAST EFFORT.

 

IT IS THE STATUS QUO

 

STATUS QUO IS ONLY ACCEPTABLE TO THE MEDIOCRE

 

WE ARE NEVER CALLED TO LIVE WITH AN ATTITUDE OF JUST GOOD ENOUGH

 

PURSUE EXCELLENCE

EXCELLENCE IS THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL THAT GIVES RISE TO SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE WHICH LEADS TO PROMOTION IN LIFE

 

EXCELLENCE MEANS; MATCHING YOUR PRACTICE WITH YOUR POTENTIAL.”

 

TO PURSUE EXCELLENCE MEANS

TO PURSUE TO BECOMING THE BEST YOU CAN BE

TO PURSUE BECOMING A CHAMPION

TO PURSUE EXCEEDING YOUR OWN POTENTIAL

 

A MAN’S PROGRESS IN LIFE IS IN DIRECT PROPORTION TO HIS CONTINUAL PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE

 

ATTENTION: MENTAL FOCUS

 

YOUR SUCCESS IN LIFE IS COMPLETELY DETERMINED BY YOUR ABILITY TO STAY FOCUSED

 

DETAILS:

SMALL SEEMINGLY INSIGNIFICANT AND UNIMPORTANT FACTS

 

LIFE IS WON OR LOST IN THE DETAILS…

 

SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE:

ABOVE AVERAGE OR BETTER THAN ANOTHER IN QUALITY, ACHIEVEMENT OR ABILITY

 

Rev 3:16 “I would that you were cold or hot and because you are lukewarm and you are of no affect he said, I’m going to vomit you out!”

THE CORE OF LIFE Pt 10

“Patience – ?”  

 

1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

 

The 1st aspect Romans 13:10 Love does no harm to its neighbor

 

Matt 10:16 “Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves”

 

THIS IS A KEY TO STAYING SENSITIVE TO THE HOLY SPIRIT.

 

THE 2ND ASPECT Matthew 7:12… DO FOR PEOPLE WHAT YOU WANT DONE TO YOU.

 

IT’S NOT JUST THE GOLDEN RULE… IT’S A WAY OF LIFE

 

CHARACTERISTICS OF LOVE

1 Cor 13:1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

 

2 If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

3 And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

 

4 Love is patient, love is kind

 

YOU DON’T HAVE ANYMORE FAITH THAN YOU DO PATIENCE.

 

PATIENCE IS DEVELOPED BY EXERCISING IT…

 

THE KEY IS; IF YOU WANT TO DEVELOP YOU’VE GOT TO WORK OUT.

 

EXERCISE IT WHEN OPPORTUNITY ARISES…

 

TPT “Love is large and incredibly patient.

 

AMP “Love endures with patience and serenity”

 

THE OPPOSITE WOULD BE IMPATIENT…

 

IMPATIENCE REVEALS SELFISHNESS…

 

Ex. SELFISHNESS THINKS THE WORLD REVOLVES AROUND ME.

 

4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,

 

TPT 4 Love is large and incredibly patient. Love is gentle and consistently kind to all. It refuses to be jealous when blessing comes to someone else. Love does not brag about one’s achievements nor inflate its own importance.

 

NLT 4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude

 

MSG 4 Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self.

Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head,