Outline: Having It All in Life

I got a lot of good feedback on my previous teaching regarding the subject of Having it All in Life. Below is an outline of this teaching for additional reference!

  1. Everlasting Life
    • John 3:16 (NKJV) says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”.
    • Synonyms for everlasting life:
      • Eternal life
      • Never-ending life
      • Boundless life
      • Timeless life
      • Sustained life
      • Unbroken life
  2. Distractions
    • Social Media
    • Romans 12:2 (NKJV) reminds us, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”.
    • Recent studies suggest that on average Americans spend more than 11 hours per day interacting with the media.
      1. Invest more of this time in the Word, worship, and prayer.
    • Isaiah 40:8 (NKJV) tells us, “The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.”.
  3. Salvation and Good Works
    • We are saved by grace, not works.
      • Ephesians 2:8-9 (NKJV) tells us, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”.
    • True salvation should result in good works for God’s glory
      • Ephesians 2:10 (NKJV) says, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”.
      • 1 Peter 4:10 (NKJV) reminds us, “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”.
  4. Trials
    • Romans 8:28 (NKJV) tells us, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”.
    • Don’t let circumstances overtake you.
  5. Have You Given God 100%?
    • Psalm 16:-5-11 (NKJV), “O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance. I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons. I have set the Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”. 
    • Reflection
      • Focus on the everlasting life you have through salvation in Jesus.
      • Don’t invest any unnecessary resources in worldly things.
      • Spend more time in the Word than what you currently do.
      • Remember that we are not saved by works, but by grace.

Please be sure to check back in for my next teaching on Acts chapter 5!

God Bless!

Ev. Zachary Murphy