Perfect 10 (2 of 3) by Kerry Shook

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Perfect 10 (2 of 3)
Series: Olympic Moments - Winning at Life One Moment at a Time
Pastor Kerry Shook

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• Prov. 2:6, 9 (LB)


My Feelings Flip Flop

Circumstances Flip Flop

Popular Opinions Flip Flop

• 1 Cor. 1:25 (NIV)


• Ps. 119:105 (NLT)



With the Olympic Games one week away, we are in a series that I am calling Olympic Moments as we are looking back at some of the great Olympic Moments in the past, then we are going to God's Word to learn some deep, spiritual principles on how to win at life one moment at a time. Now, the Olympic Moment we are looking at this weekend came in the 1984 games in Los Angeles when a 16-year old named Mary Lou Retton vaulted to Olympic Gold and into America's hearts. Just watch and remember this Olympic Moment.


Mary Lou didn't just run toward the vault, she pounded across the floor with a determination and decisiveness and a confidence that most of us would love to have when it comes to facing life. I want to ask a relevant question each and every week during this series. The question I want to ask today is How Do I Make Great Decisions? We all want to know the answer to that question because it's a key to being successful in life. The ability to make great decisions. So, how do I be decisive in my decision making and land a perfect ten on every decision? How do I do that because we've all made bad decisions. We can all relate to the feeling of regret over bad decisions we've made in our past. I came across these notorious bad decisions in history this week. Sam Phillips sold a small recording company to RCA Records in 1955 for $35,000. It included an exclusive contract, though, with a young man named Elvis Presley. So, he unknowingly forfeited royalties of over one billion records. Bad decision. In 1936 Joe Schuster and Jerry Siegel sold the rights to Superman for $65. They thought they got a great deal. Bad decision. A high school girlfriend once told Bill Gates it's either me or the computer. Really bad decision on that one. We've all experienced the pain and the regret of bad decisions. The good news is God wants us to learn how to land a perfect ten when it comes to decision making. Look at our first verse. Our key verse in your sermon notes. Proverbs 2:6 and 9. "For the Lord grants wisdom! His every word is a treasure of knowledge and understanding. He shows how to distinguish right from wrong, how to find the right decision every time." Underline that phrase the right decision every time because God wants to help us make the right decision every time. But, how do I know what God wants me to do in each and every situation in my life?
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