Summary: Ingredients For Success Include: 1. Goals 2. Responisbility 3. Keep Growing

Sun. Feb. 21/93 Ps. 146

Ingredients For Success

Psalm 146:1-10

Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.

2 While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.

3 Put not your trust in princes, [nor] in the son of man, in whom [there is] no help.

4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

5 Happy [is he] that [hath] the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope [is] in the LORD his God:

6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein [is]: which keepeth truth for ever:

7 Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:

8 The LORD openeth [the eyes of] the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:

9 The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.

10 The LORD shall reign for ever, [even] thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.


Sun. Feb. 21/93 Ps. 146

Ingredients For Success

- Who am I?

" I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so."

- Consider the chronology of his career:

1831 - Failed in business

1832 - Defeated for legislature

1833 - Again failed in business

1834 - Elected to legislature

1835 - Sweetheart died

1836 - Had nervous breakdown

1838 - Defeated for speaker

1840 - Defeated for elector

1843 - Defeated for Congress

1846 - Elected to Congress

1848 - Defeated for Congress

1855 - Defeated for Senate

1856 - Defeated for Vice-President

1858 - Defeated for Senate


I am Abraham Lincoln

On Lincoln’s birthday an interesting cartoon appeared in a newspaper. It showed a small log cabin at the base of a mountain and the White House at the top of the mountain. A ladder connected the two buildings. at the bottom of

the cartoon were these words: "The ladder is still there!" To climb that ladder however, means sweat and toil.

The number of people who commit suicide after experiencing the fame or fortune of worldly success is astonishing.

Multimillionaire George Vanderbilt killed himself by jumping from a hotel window.

Lester Hunt, twice governor of Wyoming before being elected to the US Senate, ended his own life.

Actress Marilyn Monrow,

Writer Ernest Heminhway,

Actor John Bulishi,

Athlete Tony Lazzeri

All represent a host of highly influential and popular People who became so disenchanted with earthly success that they took their own lives.

Word Success found only once -- Jos.1:8

1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and

then thou shalt have good success.

OT gives examples and pictures of success and



Moses - Building a Nation --- Aaron - Golden Calf

Jos. - Building a Country -- Achan - Coveted

David - Building a Country -- Absalom’s Treason

Ezra - Building a Temple ---- People In Captivity

Neh. - Building a Wall ------ People Scattered

NT blue print for personal success through Jesus Christ

Man’s 3 needs Something to Love

Something to Live for

Something to Hope for

God’s Will For Us - Saved

- Sanctified

- Sp. Filled

- Separated

- Suffering

Ingredients for success last words of Jesus to His disciples

Jn. 14 - "Let not your heart be troubled"

Jn. 15 - "I am the vine"

Jn. 16 - "These things have I spoken unto you

that ye should not be offended"

Jn. 17 - These word spake Jesus (& Prayed)

Jn. 18 - When Jesus had spoken

Jn. 15 A picture of a Vineyard that is successful


- Purpose of the branches - bear fruit

- Many have no sense of direction

- What are your goals for * This week

This month

This Spring

Have you started planning on your vacation?

What is your biggest dream, have you started working toward it or is it just a dream?

Know where you’ll be in 5 years.

- What are your plans for?

- We do think about --

a. Health

b. Mental or Intellectual {school}

c. Professional or Job related

d. Financial

e. Friendship & Recreational



- Christ said bear much fruit

- Is. 1:16-20 How to begin to bear fruit

1:16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;

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