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SECRETS OF LIVING A BLESSED LIFE

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Sermon shared by Dr. Stanley Vasu

July 2006
Summary: THIS SERMON IS ABOUT THE SECRETS OF LIVING A BLESSED LIFE NAMELY 1.FRATERNITY 2.MAGNANIMITY 3.GENEROSITY 4.QUALITY 5.UNITY 6.AVIDITY 7.HUMILITY
Denomination: Pentecostal
Audience: Believer adults
Sermon:
SECRETS OF LIVING A BLESSED LIFE
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OUTLINE

1.FRATERNITY
2.MAGNANIMITY
3.GENEROSITY
4.QUALITY
5.UNITY
6.AVIDITY
7.HUMILITY

THE MESSAGE


SECRETS OF LIVING A BLESSED LIFE
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1.FRATERNITY


To live a blessed life we need good friends and godly association. We must avoid evil influences and dangerous fraternity. We must stay from negative and scornful people and never participate in their rebellious and critical activities. We must have close association with positive and committed people who will have a blessed influence in our life.


SCRIPTURE REFERENCES
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Psalms 1:1-3

" Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.

But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.

He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.



Psalms 119:115


" Away from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God! "



I Corinthians 10:1-11


" For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers, that our forefathers were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea.

They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.

They all ate the same spiritual food 4and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ.

Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered over the desert.

Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did.

Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: "The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in pagan revelry."

We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.

We should not test the Lord, as some of them did—and were killed by snakes.

And do not grumble, as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel.

These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come. "



2.MAGNANIMITY


To live a blessed life we must have a good and noble heart . We need a heart of love and magnanimity. We should not be full of jealousy and anger and bitterness and suspicion. Instead we must be full of love and kindness and patience and unselfishness. We must have trust and endurance and concern for the welfare of others.


SCRIPTURE REFERENCES
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I Corinthians 13:4–7


" Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. "



Galatians 5:22–23


"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. "



3.GENEROSITY

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