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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Do you want to be prosperous, successful and victorious in everything in your life? Copy Abram's attitude II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To display Abram's inner attitude of prosperity and benefit from it.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you want to be prosperous, successful and victorious in everything in your life? Copy Abram's attitude

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To display Abram's inner attitude of prosperity and benefit from it.

IV. TEXT:

Genesis 14:23 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

that I will not take so much as a single thread or sandal thong from what belongs to you. Otherwise you might say, ‘I am the one who made Abram rich.’

V. THESIS:

Enumerate Abram's attitudes of prosperity, develop and make it a habit for ourselves.

VI. TITLE:

Abram's Attitude of Prosperity

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Moses

B. Time: Uncertain

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Abram's attitude of Prosperity:

1. Decide for yourself that GOD is the Provider and no one else. (Genesis 22:14)

Genesis 22:14 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Abraham named the place Yahweh-Yireh (which means “the Lord will provide”). To this day, people still use that name as a proverb: “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”

a. Decide and conclude for yourself that GOD is the Provider not your job, overtime, your wisdom, your latest project from your richest customer, your abilities or inabilities, but only GOD is the Provider, our Jehovah Jireh.

"...that I will not take so much as a single thread or sandal thong from what belongs to you."

2. Start with little things in your life. (Proverbs 24:33,Matthew 25:14-30 )

"single thread or sandal thong"

Proverbs 24:33 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—

Matthew 25:14-30 (New International Version)

"Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them.

To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.

The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more.

So also, the one with the two talents gained two more.

But the man who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money.

"After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.

The man who had received the five talents brought the other five. 'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.'

"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'

"The man with the two talents also came. 'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with two talents; see, I have gained two more.'

"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'

"Then the man who had received the one talent came. 'Master,' he said, 'I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed.


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