Presentation on theme: "PREPARE TO FINISH STRONG in 2013 Hebrews 10:36 Bishop Flynn Johnson Atlanta Metro Cathedral."— Presentation transcript:
PREPARE TO FINISH STRONG in 2013 Hebrews 10:36 Bishop Flynn Johnson Atlanta Metro Cathedral
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. (Hebrews 10:36) You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
Persevere Persevere: – To persist in anything undertaken; to maintain purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; to continue with steadfastness – You need to persevere if you want the promise – If you want to receive the promise you must walk in the will of God
Persevere – The promise is always connected to the will of God.
Patiently Persevere God wants to prosper and not to harm you; He wants to give you a hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11-14 (NIV) – For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the L ORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the L ORD, and I will restore your fortunes.
Patiently Persevere Hope and a Future come from walking in the will of God! The thief comes only to steal, kill, and to destroy, but I am come that you may have life and that more abundantly. (John 10:10) When you go against the will of God you sabotage your own success – You allow the enemy to steal, kill, destroy.
Patiently Persevere When you go against the will of God you sabotage your own success – You allow the enemy to steal, kill, destroy It is not easy to walk in the will of God, why, this is the narrow way and the strait gate, it takes discipline and perseverance. Satan wants to destroy our life! Jesus wants to save and restore your life!
Perseverance for success in 2013: Spiritual Life: – Develop a culture of faith not a culture of fear (take the risk). Grow Deeper with God!
Community Life: – Connect stronger with your church and connection group members
Stewardship Life: – Managing better and sharing greater because of financial faithfulness and financial blessing
Outreach life: – Going wider in your circle of influence. Ask God for more compassion for the lost, the poor & the weak