By Garry Knighton
Church of Christ/North - Shreveport, La.
SEVEN STEPS TO SUCCESS
Nobody likes to be a loser.
We live in a world that craves "Success".
We serve a successful God. A God who EXPECTS success.
Do we want success? Do we intend to be the best church for God we possibly can?
Today, let's discuss 7 sure steps that will help us reach success - (Write them down!)
No one will ever be a great success unless they have a dream.
Most churches don't grow because they don't have a dream.
Genesis 11:6 - (1-6)
We must be able to visualize what we want.
Before we seek - we must desire.
Genesis 3:6 - Eve.
Philippians 1:23 - Paul.
Ecclesiastes 2:10 - Solomon.
If we want a growing church we must desire it.
Decide what God wants you to do.
Paul's prayer - Colossians 1:9.
We must be willing to "obligate" ourselves.
The world is full of failures - Those who were afraid to dare.
Failure in some things is inevitable.
Babe Ruth held record for strike-outs in one year - YET - known as Homerun King.
DO IT - DO SOMETHING
See the possibilities - do it - Luke 2:1-12.
We often "talk" things to death.
Psalm 15:2 - "worketh".
Action People - Illustration: shoe salesman.
We need to be the (best).
Stay in God's mainline, will, purpose.
We cannot afford to get off the track.
DEVOTION - DEDICATION
Never be satisfied with average.
Trust God's power - not yours.
We cannot afford to lose. Oh, Lord take the world for Thee, but start with me.
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