The Heart of Success

Service for March 14th 2021. Pastor David Elliott will be continuing with the sermon series on David.


The service livestream will start at 10:30 on Sunday morning.

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Sermon Audio

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Printable notes: Sermon-Notes-6-Heart-of-Success.pdf

Text: 1 Sam. 17,18 & Luke 12

1. God wants you to be ____________________. 

The Lord was with Joseph and he prospered…his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did… (Genesis 39:2-4a)

I answered them by saying, ‘The God of heaven will give us success. We His servants will start rebuilding… (Nehemiah 2:20)

This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. (Joshua 1:8)

2. Success is more about _________ you are than how you __________________.

3. Success is more about who you are than __________ you do.

4. Success is more about who you _____ than what you 


Luke 12:13-21

There is no ___________success apart from                                                      a right relationship with the ___________!

Success- the ability to ___________   ______________ and perceive people and situations from _______  _______________ 

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! 

(Proverbs 3:5-7) (The Message)

  • You have to ___________ to Him
  • You have to ____________ Him
  • You have to ________________ to Him

Digging Deeper

(For personal study, family devotions or Care group use)

Q1: How do you think the world defines “success”?  

Q2: The world seems to put a lot of stress on success based upon what a person does.  Consider Matthew 7:22-23.  What is even more important than what we do?

Q3: Read 1 Chronicles 12:23, 32.  

What set these individuals apart?  What can you learn from their example?

Q4: On a scale of 1-10, how do you think the Lord would rate your “success” from His heavenly perspective?  What do you need to do differently to move that number closer to a 10?

Q5: Take the time to read 2 Kings 18:17-37, 19:9-13.  What kind of threat faced the Israelites? Read 2 Kings 19:1-18 to discover King Hezekiah’s response to the threat.  What were some of the godly ways that he responded to this challenging situation?

Q6: What might you be missing because you might be looking at your life (family, workplace, church) with blinders on?  What might the Lord have you notice, appreciate and value if you were more circumspect?

Q7: Return again to 2 Kings 19.  The following is a list of some of the ways Hezekiah responded that led to a successful resolution of his problem.  Which one do you think is most important?  Which one do you need to particularly apply to a challenge facing you?

  • Get humble (v.1)
  • Enlist godly support and counsel (vs. 2-7)
  • Spread out the problem before God (pray) (v.14)
  • Remind yourself of who God is (vs.15-18)
  • Be specific in your request (v.19)