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Summary: King Hezekiah had some awesome leadership qualities. I want us to steal some of his leadership mojo and apply it to 2013

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HAVE A HEZEKIAH NEW YEAR!

2 Chronicles 32:1-30 / December 30, 2012

INTRODUCTION:

• Hezekiah was twenty-five years old when he became king of Judah

• Hezekiah replaced his father (Ahaz) who was an awful king

• Hezekiah was a king of change / repentance

• King Hezekiah repaired the temple first month as king

• King Hezekiah repaired the relationship between God and Israel

• King Hezekiah went to every town in Judah and destroyed every idol he could find

• King Hezekiah had some awesome leadership qualities

• I want us to steal some of his leadership mojo and apply it to 2013

TRANSITION: 5 (Hezekiah) Keys to having a prosperous 2013!

1. PREPARE YOURSELF FOR A POSSIBLE ENEMY ATTACK 1-5

Even though Hezekiah did all the right things, the enemy still showed up...

 TRUTH - You will always have opposition

 TRUTH - The fact you are under attack is an indicator your doing something right.

 TRUTH - We need to watch out for each other.

Hezekiah had faith in His God, but he also did what he could to improve his situation.

 TRUTH - You can’t wait on God for everything, something’s God wants you to do yourself

 TRUTH - God helps those who help themselves

In 2013 stay alert. seek out counsel if needed, cut off the enemies supply, strengthen yourself!

2. FLOOD YOUR LIFE WITH FAITH-FILLED WORDS AND FIND COMFORT IN THEM 6-8

Hezekiah encourages the people of God by speaking Faith-filled words about the power of God.

 TRUTH - Faith-filled words can make your fears disappear

 TRUTH - Faith-filled words can give you strength to face 2013

 TRUTH - Faith-filled words can give you encouragement

 TRUTH - Faith-filled words can give you support

 TRUTH - You can find a bunch of Faith-filled words in this place ,,

v.8 ,,, the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

 Do you want rest in 2013?

 God wants us to rest in His words

Let me also challenge you to share Faith-filled words with others (twitter, FB, work, school)

In 2013 fill your life with Faith-filled words and share with others Faith-filled words

3. CONTROL THE FEAR AND NEGATIVITY THAT WILL COME YOUR WAY 9-19

After Hezekiah encourages the people the enemy SPEAKS...

 TRUTH - You can’t eliminate the fear and negativity that is all around you, but you can control it

 TRUTH - For every faith-filled word God has for you the enemy has words that wound.

 TRUTH - God wants to build you with His words, but this world that will bring you down

 TRUTH - Filthy spirits (critical, negative, grumpy) can be transmitted by the words you hear

In 2013 you have to protect your heart

 Dont let fear and negativity become lodged in your spirit

 Find Positive People. The more you surround yourself with positive, the less room for negative.

 Minimize Toxic Relationships. Toxic people often make others feel badly in order to feel better

 Meditate on the things of God

4. GIVE YOUR TROUBLES TO GOD AND LET HIM FIGHT FOR YOU 20-23


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