Thursday Night Bible Study | Seasons of Abundance, Joy, Peace, Harvest, Power, Authority, Favor
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Seasons of Adundance, Joy, Peace, Harvest, Power, Authority and Favor
SEASONS OF ABUNDANCE, JOY, PEACE, HARVEST, POWER, AUTHORITY & FAVOR.
~Ephesians 5:15-17 (NKJ & NLT) “So Be Careful How You Live. Don’t Live Like Fools, But Like Those Who Are Wise. 16 Make The Most Of Every Opportunity In These Evil Days. 17 Don’t Act Thoughtlessly, But Understand What The Lord Wants You To Do.” See
~Paul Says, You Are Either Living Wisely… Or You Are Living Unwisely And Foolishly. ~If There Are Higher Priorities In Your Life That Are Above Christ, Then You Are Living Foolishly. ~Paul Tells Us How We Can Live Wisely As Christians.
~Decide, Examine And Plan. ~1. Decide: Who You Are Going To Please. ~2. Examine Your Priorities. ~3. Plan Your Life According To God’s Will. ~Who Are You Going To Live To Please In 2020?
~You Are Always Controlled By The Dominant Influence In Your Life. ~Consistency Is The Key. ~*The Secret Of Your Future Is Hidden In Your Daily Routine. ~It Is The Quality Of Your Preparation That Determines The Quality Of Your Performance. ~*What You Fail To Master In Your Life Will Eventually Master You... Addiction, Laziness, Indifference, Preoccupation. ~Intolerance Of Your Present Will Create Your Future.
~You Will Never Leave Where You Are Until You Decide Where You Would Rather Be… Or Where You Should Be!
~So, I Have Some Good News And I Have Some Bad News... ~Bad News… Nothing We Can Do To Change Last Year. ~Good News… We Can Learn From Last Year… ~We Can Start Over And Make Some Changes
~You Can’t Go Back To The Start Of Your Life And Have A New Beginning... ~But You Can Start Where You Are And Have A New Ending. ~So How Do We Get To This New Starting Line?
~1. Accept Responsibility For Your Life. ~It’s Not Always Somebody Else’s Fault. ~Look At Three Kinds Of People.
~A. Accusers Always Blame Everybody Else For Their Problems.
~B. Excusers Always Have An Excuse For Not Making A Decision & Doing Something.
~C. Choosers Accept Responsibility For Their Own Lives. “A Chooser Chooses The Direction Of His Life.”
~2. Believe You Can Change.
~Philippians 4:13, “I Can Do All Things With The Help Of Christ Who Gives Me Strength.”
You Can Change. Look At These People... ~Moses... ~Gideon... ~Paul... ~Peter.
~3. Clarify What You Really Want. ~A. Your Values Determine Your Vision. ~B. Your Desires Determine Your Direction. ~C. Your Vision For The Future Establishes Your Goals.
~Let Me Give You A Very Easy Priority List. ~1. Your Relationship With, And Commitment To God. ~2. Your Relationship With, And Commitment To Your Family. ~3. Everything Else!
~1. God Is Bringing Us Into A New Season Of Abundance. ~John 10:10 (NKJ) “The Thief Does Not Come Except To Steal, And To Kill, And To Destroy. I Have Come That They May Have Life, And That They May Have It More Abundantly.”
~What Does Jesus Mean By A Life Of Abundance? ~The World Defines Abundance As Fortune And Fame.
~But Look At What Jesus Said In Luke 12:15 (NLT) “Beware, And Be On Your Guard Against Every Form Of Greed; For Not Even When One Has An Abundance Does His Life Consist Of His Possessions.” ~Abundance Is A Soul At Peace.
~Mark 8:36 (NKJ) “For What Will It Profit A Man If He Gains The Whole World, And Loses His Own Soul?” ~Psalm 66:10-12 (AMP)
~2. He Is Bringing Us A New Season Of Joy. ~Romans 5:2 (NLT) “Because Of Our Faith, Christ Has Brought Us Into This Place Of Undeserved Privilege Where We Now Stand, And We Confidently And Joyfully Look Forward To Sharing God’s Glory.”
~3. He’s Bringing Us Into A New Season Of Peace. ~Ephesians 2:14 (NLT) “For Christ Himself Has Brought Peace To Us. He United Jews And Gentiles Into One People When, In His Own Body On The Cross, He Broke Down The Wall Of Hostility That Separated Us.” ~John 14:27 (NIV) “Peace I Leave With You: My Peace I Give You. I Do Not Give To You As The World Gives. Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled And Do Not Be Afraid.”
~4. He’s Bringing Us A Season Of Harvest. ~Raise Your Level Of Expectation, Because The Lord Is Bringing You Into A Season Of Harvest For All The Seeds You Have Sown. ~Psalm 126:5-6 (NLT) “Those Who Plant In Tears Will Harvest With Shouts Of Joy. 6 They Weep As They Go To Plant Their Seed, But They Sing As They Return With The Harvest.”
~The Lord Promises To Pour Out A Blessing On You That You Will Not Have Room Enough To Receive It.
~Malachi 3:10-12 (NKJ) “Bring All The Tithes Into The Storehouse, That There May Be Food In My House, And Try Me Now In This,” Says The Lord Of Hosts, “If I Will Not Open For You The Windows Of Heaven And Pour Out For You Such Blessing That There Will Not Be Room Enough To Receive It.” ~The Lord Is Bringing Us A New Season… A Season Of Great Harvest
~Luke 6:38 (NIV) “Give, And It Will Be Given To You. A Good Measure, Pressed Down, Shaken Together And Running Over, Will Be Poured Into Your Lap. For With The Measure You Use, It Will Be Measured To You."
~5. He’s Bringing Us Into A Season Of Power And Authority. ~But The More We Know About And Understand The Tactics Of Our Enemy, The Better Equipped We Will Be. ~1 Peter 5:8 (NKJ) “Be Sober, Be Vigilant; Because Your Adversary The Devil Walks About Like A Roaring Lion, Seeking Whom He May Devour.” ~Ephesians 6:10-17 (NLT) ~Luke 10:19 (NKJ)
~6. He’s Bringing A New Season Of Favor. ~God’s Favor Is Not An Accident. ~His Favor Will Open Doors Of Opportunity And Blessing And Promotion. ~It Is God’s Deliberate Design To Reward You For Acts Of Obedience. ~Favor Is When God Causes Someone To Become A Problem Solver In Your Life. Doors Which Were Closed, Will Open Wide For You… Hearts That Were Hardened Against You Will Soften And Become Tender Towards You.
~1. Favor Is Unleashed In Your Life By Your Desire For Wisdom!
~Proverbs 8:34-35 (NKJ)
~2. An Understanding Heart… Attracts Favor. ~Proverbs 13:15 (NKJ)
~3. Humility… Generates Favor. ~Proverbs 15:33 (NKJ) ~1 Peter 5:6 (NKJ)
~4. Favor Increases When You Associate With People Of Integrity! ~Psalm 5:12 (NKJ) ~Luke 4:18-19 (NKJ)
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Gary McSpadden has been a leader in spreading the Word of God throughout the world through teaching, singing, writing and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ for over 50 years. He and his wife Carol founded Faith and Wisdom Church in April of 2010 with a group of 24 loving, wonderful people in Branson, MO. They continue to lead this growing and thriving group of believers today.
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