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January 3, 2016 Speaker: Pastor Scott Oas Series: Get Fit

Topic: General Verse: 1 Corinthians 9:24–9:27

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Pastor Scott Oas | 01.03.2016

“Remember that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize. You also must run in such a way that you will win. All athletes practice strict self-control. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run straight to the goal with purpose in every step…so that…I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.”  - 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

1. Give God THE FIRST PART OF YOUR DAY.
“The next morning Abraham was up early and hurried out to the place where he had stood in the LORD’s presence.” – Genesis 19:27

• The First 15 MINUTE Challenge

2. Give God THE FIRST PART OF MY WEEK.

“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” - Hebrews 10:24-25

3. Give God THE FIRST PART OF MY RELATIONSHIPS
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” - Colossians 4:2-5

3 OPEN DOOR PRAYER:
• PRAY FOR AN OPEN DOOR OF OPPORTUNITY. Colossians 4:2
• PRAY FOR GOD TO OPEN THEIR HEART. Acts 17:11-15
• PRAY FOR GOD TO OPEN MY MOUTH SPEAK CLEARLY. Colossians 4:4

4. Give God THE BEST PART OF MY ENERGY.
“For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God. And other people will approve of you, too. So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.” – Romans 14:17-19


GOING DEEPER

SCRIPTURE READING: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

GETTING STARTED:

What’s your favorite track and field event?
Have you ever competed in a running event? What was it and how did you do?

A CLOSER LOOK:

“The next morning Abraham was up early and hurried out to the place where he had stood in the LORD’s presence.” – Genesis 19:27

What does this verse reveal about Abraham’s commitment to God? What are his actions?

Read Hebrews 10:24-25.
What is the outcome of each of these words? Motivate, Neglect, and Encourage. What do these have to do with being a part of the worshipping community?

Read Colossians 4:2-5. What is to be prayed for, who is prayer focused on, and how are we to live out these prayers?

DIGGING DEEPER:

Read Romans 14:17-19.
How do these verses speak to you about giving the best part of your energy? What practical step(s) might you take in 2016 to grow with God?

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