Vince Lombardi led the Green Bay Packers to 3 straight and 5 total NFL Championships in 7 years.
- He did it by constantly drilling players on basic fundamentals of the sport.
- Famous quote: “Gentlemen, this is a football”
Our battle between Flesh (Old Nature) and Spirit (New Nature)
- Romans 7:18-19 (NLT) “I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.”
- Life is combination of Body (Carnal Minded), Spirit (Spiritually Minded), and Soul (Mind, Will, Emotions)
- Romans 7:24 “Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? (25) “Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God’s law…”
3 Fundamental Spiritual Disciplines
Come to Church – Into the Presence of the Lord – Bible, Prayer, Worship, Faith.
- Hebrews 10:25 “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
- Romans 10:17 “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.”
- Acts 4:13 “When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”
- I Cor. 2:16 “We have the mind of Christ.”
- Romans 8:6 “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”
- James 1:8 “A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.”
Get Connected – To friends of Faith, growth, accountability, encouragement, love.
- Ephesians 4:16 “From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does it’s work.”
- I Corinthians 10:13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
- What Realm Rules Your Life? Spiritual or Natural? Influenced by the world or the Kingdom of God?
- Romans 8:14 “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”
Find Your Assignment – God has a plan for your life! Purpose, assignment.
- Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (12) Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. (13) You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
- I Samuel 17:29 “Is there not a cause?” (David)
- Galatians 6:7 “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. (8) Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”
- Proverbs 6:31 “Commit your works unto the Lord, and your thoughts shall be established.”