Overcomer - Part 1
- by Enjoy Church
Profile of an Overcomer
Romans 8:37 • 1 Corinthians 9:24-26
More Than Conquerors
Romans 8:37 AMP
Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.
Run Your Race to Win
1 Corinthians 9:24-26 NLT
Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing.
1. Great Desire
Hebrews 11:1 • Psalm 37:4-5
Hebrews 11:1 NIV
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Desires and Secret Petitions
Psalm 37:4-5 AMP
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.
2. A Healthy Mindset
Proverbs 18:14 • Matthew 9:29
Healthy Spirit Conquers Adversity
Proverbs 18:14 MSG
A healthy spirit conquers adversity, but what can you do when the spirit is crushed?
According to Your Faith
Matthew 9:29 NIV
Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith let it be done to you";
3. Strong Plans
Proverbs 27:12 • Philippians 3:13-14
Proverbs 27:12 NLT
A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.
The Goal to Win the Prize
Philippians 3:13-14 NIV
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
4. A Strong "Bounce Back" Response
Galatians 6:9 • 2 Corinthians 5:17
Do Not Become Weary
Galatians 6:9 NIV
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Everything Has Become Fresh and New
2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
5. Sound Self-Talk
Psalm 18:28-29 • Philippians 4:13 • Ephesians 4:29
I Can Charge Against an Army
Psalm 18:28-29 NET
Indeed, you are my lamp, Lord. My God illuminates the darkness around me. Indeed, with your help I can charge against an army; by my God’s power I can jump over a wall.
I Can Make It
Philippians 4:13 MSG
Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.
No Unwholesome Talk
Ephesians 4:29 NIV
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
6. Stellar Habits
Deuteronomy 28:63 • 1 Peter 1:6-7
Make You Successful
DEUTERONOMY 28:63 CEV-EN
The [Lord] is happy to make you successful and to help your nation grow while you conquer the land. But if you disobey him, he will be just as happy to pull you up by your roots.
Faith Proved Genuine
1 Peter 1:6-7 NIV
In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
7. A Strong Heart and an Enduring Spirit
Psalm 27:14 NIV
Wait for the lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the lord.
8. Increasing Faith
Matthew 17:20 • Mark 9:23 • 1 John 5:4-5 • Deuteronomy 14:23
Faith as Small as a Mustard Seed
Matthew 17:20 NIV
He replied, "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
Everything Is Possible
Mark 9:23 NIV
"'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for one who believes."
Overcoming the World
1 John 5:4-5 NASB
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world-our faith. Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
Put God First
Deuteronomy 14:23 NLT
Bring this tithe to the designated place of worship—the place the LORD your God chooses for his name to be honored—and eat it there in his presence. This applies to your tithes of grain, new wine, olive oil, and the firstborn males of your flocks and herds. Doing this will teach you always to fear the LORD your God.