Sunday, April 10, 2011

Who Do You Think You Are? Part 2

We had a great day in the life of our church! No matter what you're going through, don't quit! God is with you & He loves you! Below are the notes from the message. No matter who you may think you are, if you're a Christ-follower, you're an overcomer!
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• WITH CHRIST, YOU ARE AN OVERCOMER.
…In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33
…If God is for us, who can be against us?... 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through [Christ] who loved us. Romans 8:31-32, 35, 37

7 CHARACTERISTICS OF AN OVERCOMER

1. REFUSE TO GROW WEARY.
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.  Galatians 6:9-10 (see also Matthew 4:2-3, Hebrews 12:3, Isaiah 40:31) 

2. COMMIT TO DOING GOOD. 
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.  Galatians 6:9-10  (see also, 2 Corinthians 8:10-12)

3. RECOGNIZE THAT THEIR ARE SEASONS. 
“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”  Galatians 6:9 
“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.”  Ecclesiastes 3:1  (see also Habakkuk 2:2-4)

4. REFUSE TO LOSE HEART. 
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.  Galatians 6:9

5. COMMIT TO SOWING INTO YOUR FUTURE. 
“They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.”  Psalm 126:6 (NLT) 
"...one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward."  Proverbs 11:18
*see also Hosea 8:7, 2 Corinthians 9:6, Galatians 6:7-8, James 3:17-18

6. COMMIT TO THE WILL OF GOD. 
For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:  Heb 10:36  (see also Matthew 26:38-39)  
"O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will."  Matthew 26:38-39 

7. COMMIT TO FINISHING. 
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. 2 Timothy 4:7 (NLT) (see also 2 Corinthians 8:10-12, Hebrews 10:36-38, 2 Timothy 4:7) 
So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. John 19:30