Success: Guaranteed! Five Words Down To One

Earlier, we shared the five-word statement that will guarantee success as a Christian, applying both as a person, and success as a church. A five word statement that, if acted upon, will guarantee success, both personally and corporately.
Remember? It was exactly what the leaders of the early church did.

Remember the five words?
Know Him.
Make Him known.

I guess it’s no secret what the one word is, the most important word of all … not just in this “principle,” but the most important word in the whole human language.

So, I thought I’d just jot down some principles, taking the Five Words down to One.
Please keep in mind that, while there is no question about the one word which we’ll end up with, all of us can come up with our own list of four, three, and two words. And, I encourage you to please do so.
So, here is a “start list” of some
“Success in ___ Words” I began with:

One more time:
Guaranteed Christian Success in 5 Words:
Know Him.
Make Him known.
(Can you tell I really love this one?)

Guaranteed Christian Success in Four Words:
Know Him.
Show Him.

Know it.
Show it.

Show Him to others.

Do what He did.

Be found in Him.

Much prayer.
Much power.

Not mine, but Yours.
(After all, it is a question of will!)

Think right.
Do right.
(This isn’t a part of the list, but it’s four words, and it’s an original!)

This is a good start for your own list!

Guaranteed Christian Success in 3 Words:

Know, Grow, Show.

I surrender all.

To win, submit.

Abide in Him.

Christ in me.

Trust and obey.

Listen and learn.

Make Him Lord.

Listen to Him.

Learn from Him.

Guaranteed Christian Success in 2 Words:

Jesus Christ.

Christ Jesus.

Trust Him.

Obey Him.

Guaranteed Christian Success in One Word:


Period! That’s it!

Colossians 2:3: “In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
1 Corinthians 1:24: “… Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.”

Know Jesus.
Make Jesus known.

I’ll close with one of my originals, a “formula” I have used in classes and teaching for years:

Pray more.
Study more.
= Be More … Like Jesus




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