Phil 4:4-8 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is How to Thrive… near. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your Not Just Survive… requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your minds in 4:4-8 your hearts andPhilippians Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. • Some days are better than others – Often all we want to do is just survive • Let’s Thrive; Not Just Survive – Jesus came to give us an abundant life (John 10:10) • He gives abundant forgiveness for our sins and 10:10 John failures • thief comes only to steal and a great future "The He gives abundant power for kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it – Five disciplines to enable us to thrive abundantly. Rise Thankfully • “In everything by prayer and supplication with Tim 6:6-8 1thanksgiving let your requests be made known Ps 103:1-5 actually is a means of great gain when But God” to godliness O my soul, Bless the LORD, contentment. 7 For we have brought accompanied by • And all each day, givingwe cannot take92:1-2) out Start into the world, so thanks (Ps. anything nothing that is within me, bless His holy name. • 2GivePs 92:1-2forhave food and covering, with for ofBlessthankswe things you used to take these the LORD, O my soul, it either. 8 If granted content And forgetgood to give benefits; the LORD we shallis none of His thanks to It be 3 – You are alive and have aYour name, O Most WhoAnd to sing praises to roof over your head pardons all your iniquities, – You have food to eat and lovingkindness in st Tim Who heals all To declare Your clothes to wear (1 the 6:6- 2 your High;Phil 1:3 diseases; 8) redeems your 4 Whomorning Andmylife faithfulnessremembrance of you God in the pit, I thank Your fromall my by night, • Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; Give thanks for salvation (Ps. 103:1-6) • 5Rising thankful helps us to good things, positives Who satisfies your years with focus on the (Phil. your So that 1:3) youth is renewed like the eagle. Pray Expectantly James 1:6-8 • But anxious in nothing” “Be he must askforfaith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and • tossed by the everything, man ought not to expect Pray about wind. 7 For that expecting answers that he will pray and believe and Lord, 8 being a – We can receive anything from the receive (Matt. double-minded man, unstable in all his ways 21:22) Jer 33:3 –Call to Me pray will answer you, and Iwithoutyou We can and I and doubt and go will tell Matt 21:22 great and mighty things, which you do not know.' "And all things (James 1:6-8) you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive." • God is able to answer prayers (Jer. 33:3) Speak Kindly • “If anything worthy of praise” • 1What we say reveals what we have on our Cor 4:12-13 minds We work hard with our own hands. When we are • cursed, we bless;a curewe are persecuted, we endure Paul gives us when for cross and critical tongues it; 13 when we are slandered, we answer kindly. Up to – moment we have become the this Think positively about people scum of the earth, – Focus of virtue (trait the refuse on the world valued as being good) and praise • Refuse to focus on the faults of others • Speaking kindly to people, doesn’t mean that they will always speak kindly back. (1st Cor 4:12- 13) Forgive Quickly (Col 3:12-13) • Col 3:12-13 Forgiveness is a call to Christian love – as those who have been chosen (John holy and So, Love is commanded by God of God, 13:34) beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, • humility, gentleness and forgave13 bearing with one Forgive as Christ patience; us John 13:34 "A new and forgiving each other, whoever has another, command I give you: Love one anothera. As I – The key to true forgiveness have loved you, so you must love one another complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, • Do it quickly, and do it out of love! so also should you Work Worshipfully (Col 3:17) • Bring every area Col life into the arena of of 3:17 worship you do in word or deed, do all in the name Whatever of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God – Don’t just “go to church” the Father. – But “be the church” • Make no separation between the so called “sacred” and the “secular” • Do everything in the name of Christ Speak Kindly • Let’s all do more than “just survive” – Let’s thrive • When someone says “Give Me Five..” • Share the five requirements to thrive!
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