Why a Successful Christian Life

Success Can Change Laws

History is always “His” story. It is the story created by the victors.
Success always rewrites and creates history.
Success has the power to change laws
And only success changes people.

God wants us to live a triumphant life.

2 Corinthians 2:14  But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. (NIV)

2 Corinthians 2:14  Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

Jesus changed history, He rewrote and recreated history.
He changed the history of the world because He was a success.

Jesus and Zaccheus

(All Bible verses are from NIV, if not otherwise mentioned)
 Three Questions

Luke 19.11 - 27
11  While they were listening to this, he went on to tell them a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once.
12  He said: “A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return.
13  So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. ‘Put this money to work,’ he said, ‘until I come back.’

1.      Who you are in relation to Jesus? 

     We are free-servants to Jesus.

2.      What are you doing to here?

We are in His business.
The Master has entrusted us with His valuable treasure, the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.

3.      What kind of business are you doing?

We are trading the Gospel.
All profits go to the master.
We are rewarded for our faithfulness.
The size of the profit does not affect the reward.
We trade gospel with the souls of men.

Worship Is Festival


(All Bible verses are from NIV, if not otherwise mentioned.)

 Exodus 5:1-3
1   Afterward Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Let my people go, so that they may hold a festival to me in the wilderness.
   Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey him and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord and I will not let Israel go.”
3 Then they said, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Now let us take a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the Lord our God, or he may strike us with plagues or with the sword.”

Exodus 7:16Then say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has sent me to say to you: Let my people go, so that they may worship me in the wilderness. But until now you have not listened.

Exodus 10:8,9
   Then Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh. “Go, worship the Lord your God,” he said. “But tell me who will be going.”
   Moses answered, “We will go with our young and our old, with our sons and our daughters, and with our flocks and herds, because we are to celebrate a festival to the Lord.”
Worship Is Festival
God uses the words ‘festival’ and ‘worship’ interchangeably not to confuse or bluff Pharaoh.
For God, real worship is always a festival.
 In ancient times, and even in these times, there were many notable occasions for conducting a festival.
Many ancient civilizations have disappeared because of three plausible reasons.
1.   Famine
2.   Infectious disease
3.   War
So they conducted festival to their gods to give thanks to:
1.      Victorious harvest
2.      Victory from infectious diseases.
3.      Victory over enemies