by Jeff Schreve

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Built for Success (10 of 12)
Series: Living Ready, Vol, 1
Jeff Schreve
1 Thessalonians 5:12-15

I want to speak to you tonight on this subject: ''Built for Success.'' Now, in the dictionary, success is defined this way: ''A favorable or desired outcome; the attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence.'' I don't know anybody who doesn't want success in whatever they're doing. If you're going to do a job, you want it to be successful. If you're going to be in school, you want to be successful in your class. If you're going to start a business, you want that to be successful. You want success.

A friend of mine, a member of our church, is head coach at Texas High for their basketball team. One of the kids on his team, his first name is Success. And you know, his mom must have said, ''Hey, I want this kid to do something,'' and so she named him Success. But success is something that everyone wants. Now, when you watch a football game and your team is successful, that means they win.

Now, the biggest winner in life is God. God is a winner. Anything that God wants to have happen and go is going to go. Job said, ''No purpose of Yours, God, can be thwarted.'' God is going to be successful in His endeavors. And the greatest endeavor that God has on the earth is the church. Jesus was talking to the disciples at Caesarea-Philippi. And He was saying, ''Who do the people say that I am?'' ''Well, some say John the Baptist, and some say the Prophet, and some say Elijah.'' And then He says, ''But who do you say that I am?'' And Peter stood up. He was kind of the leader of the twelve. He says, ''You're the Christ, the Son of the living God.'' And Jesus said, ''Blessed are you, Simon, son of Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father has revealed this to you.'' And He said this: ''I also say to you that you are Peter (which is the Greek word petros, which means little rock). You are the little rock, and upon this big rock (this petra, which means h ...

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