THINK BIG! STOP LIMITING GOD!

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6 Therman E. Evans - Morning Star Sermon In Action
Supporting Scriptures: Proverbs 19:17 & 22:9; Galatians 6:7; Romans 12:3; 1 Timothy 4:12; Matthew 5:16 & 19:26; Job 42:2; Luke 1:37; Philippians 4:13
Scriptural Focus: THINK BIG! STOP LIMITING GOD!

Sermon Highlights:

  • It’s important to think BIG!
  • I will not act/be BIG if I think small!
  • You don’t get something for nothing in this world. If I want more than peanuts in my life I will have to work for it!
  • I will reap what I sow! Sow a lot, reap a lot! Sow a little, reap a little!
  • It’s important to sow good stuff!
  • LEARN TO THINK FOR MYSELF! Put something on my mind! Develop my mind so I have something to think about. I can’t think for myself if I have nothing on my mind!
  • Be careful what I put in my mind. Read, read, read!
  • Learn how to think things through. God wants me to be a thinker!
  • LEARN TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX! See myself like God sees me.
  • Don’t stay in a box that others have created for me. God does not put me in a box or limit me – other people do.
  • I must think outside of MY box too!
  • I MUST THINK BIG! I was born to make an impact on the world. I am not here for myself.
  • Everything I do should be done to the glory of God. Speak life!
  • When I focus on myself (even if I’m doing something good) it creates conflict. Focus on myself = small thinker!
  • My bigness comes from my other-centeredness. I don’t grow big by limiting people, I grow big by serving people
  • We must teach our young people to think BIG!
  • I can’t behave BIG if I think small! I can’t give BIG if I think small! I can’t do BIG things if I think small!
  • I’m in the body! It’s not all about me. We are the body of Christ, NOT body parts of Christ!

This is the 4-question guide to determine if you’re being asked to do something you should do – share and discuss with your children:

  • Will what I’m being asked to do HONOR GOD?
  • Will what I’m being asked to do honor my parents and their teachings?
  • Will what I’m being asked to do benefit other people?
  • Will what I’m being asked to do help me or hurt me?

Sermon In Action - Suggested Activities:

  • DAILY AFFIRMATIONS:Say at least 10x per day, throughout the day as passionately as possible and as early as possible in the day… (Add your favorites)
  • I MUST THINK BIG!
  • I THINK FOR MYSELF!
  • THINK OUTSIDE MY BOX!
  • I WILL REAP WHAT I SOW!
  • IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT ME!
  • EVERYTHING I DO IS DONE TO THE GLORY OF GOD!
  • I GROW BIG BY SERVING PEOPLE!

Write the affirmation(s) that resonate(s) the most ( or, print on computer – large font) and place it in several prominent places: your living space, your work space (if you are able), your car, bathroom mirror, near your bed… wherever it will be visible and can serve as a constant reminder of how you should be thinking, feeling, being and, of what you should be doing.

  • How BIG is your thinking? This week, choose one area of your life (job/career, family/relationships, spiritual, ministry) and identify 3 BIG goals for the remaining months of 2015. Write  these goals down, repeat them each morning as daily affirmations.  (A BIG goal is one you can ONLY do with God!)
  • Take action daily and track your progress toward these goals in your journal.
  • Discuss the 4 questions above (to determine if  a person should do something) with the young people in your life. And ask them of yourself when making your own daily decisions.

May God bless you

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