Christlike Confidence by Larry Wynn

(Outline) CHRISTLIKE CONFIDENCE
JOHN 7: 10-15
AUGUST 10, 1997 A.M.
SERIES: SUCCESS IN THE MARKETPLACE
Larry Wynn

INTRODUCTION

A. FOR THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS WE’VE
TALKED ABOUT “LIFE IN THE
MARKETPLACE. WE’VE TALKED ABOUT
ATTITUDE, WORK HABITS, SUCCESS, AND
PRESSURE. IN ORDER TO MAKE IT IN
TODAY’S WORLD ONE MUST ALSO HAVE
CONFIDENCE. THE RIGHT KIND OF
CONFIDENCE IS NOT ONLY A GOOD THING IT
IS ESSENTIAL.

ILL. IN MAX LUCADO’S BOOK, “ON THE ANVIL”
HE TALKS ABOUT CONFIDENCE. THERE IS A
CHAPTER TITLED, “FIVE VOTES OF
CONFIDENCE.” LUCADO SAYS,

TODAY IS A NEW DAY. HENCE,
1. I REFUSE TO BE SHACKLED BY
YESTERDAY’S FAILURES.

2. WHAT I DON’T KNOW WILL NO
LONGER BE AN INTIMIDATION; IT WILL
BE AN OPPORTUNITY.

3. I WILL NOT ALLOW PEOPLE TO DEFINE
MY MOOD, METHOD, IMAGE, OR
MISSION.

4. I WILL PURSUE A MISSION GREATER
THAN MYSELF BY MAKING AT LEAST
ONE PERSON HAPPY HE SAW ME.


5. I WILL HAVE NO TIME FOR SELF-PITY,
GOSSIP, OR NEGATIVISM...FROM
MYSELF OR FROM OTHERS.

B. LUCADO’S ADVICE IS NOT BAD FOR ONE
WHO WANTS TO HAVE CONFIDENCE IN
TODAY’S WORLD.

C. IF ONE WERE TO NAME THE CONFIDENT
PEOPLE THROUGHOUT HISTORY AT THE TOP
OF THE LIST WOULD BE JESUS.

1. ONE ONLY HAS TO READ THE STORY
OF CHRIST TO GAIN THE GREATEST
EXAMPLE OF TRUE CONFIDENCE.

2. IN JOHN 7 THE CONFIDENCE OF
CHRIST IS DEMONSTRATED IN THE
MIDST OF PUBLIC OPINION THAT WAS
VERY DIVERSE.

3. IF PUBLIC OPINION DETERMINES YOUR
CONFIDENCE OR LACK OF IT YOU
WON’T LAST LONG IN TODAY’S
WORLD.

D. TODAY, AS WE LOOK AT THE LIFE OF CHRIST
WE WILL GAIN INSIGHT THAT WILL HELP US
HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE MARKETPLACE.

I. RESIST: THE PRESSURE OF PEERS. VS. 1-5.

A. WHEN ONE THINKS OF PEER PRESSURE HE
NORMALLY THINKS OF THE TEENAGER.

1. IT IS TRUE TEENS FACE TREMENDOUS
PEER PRESSURE TO CONFORM.
SOCIAL PRESSURE IS GREAT.


ILL. B.J. CHANDLER, ...


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