A.M. SERMON –“OVER ALL AND PROVIDER OF ALL”
Daniel 4:37- King Nebuchadnezzar recognized that God, the King of heaven, is worthy of high praise and honor. “ALL of whose works are truth and His ways justice.” Also verse 32- “the Most High rules in the kingdom of men.”
Matthew 28:18- God the Father has given supreme authority to Jesus Christ. “ALL authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth” Jesus said. Jesus rules!
Romans 8:32- “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us ALL, how shall He not with Him also freely give us ALL things?” Christ died for us, arose, intercedes on our behalf, and loves us greatly. In Christ, God has blessed us with everything we need. Jesus saves and God the Father is our great provider!
Ephesians 1:3- God has “blessed us with ALL spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.” (King James Version. All other references are New King James). ALL who will choose to be in Christ are chosen, adopted, accepted, redeemed, forgiven, blessed with the riches of His grace. God blesses our obedience to Christ!
Acts 17:24-25- God, Creator of ALL and Lord of heaven and earth “gives to ALL life, breath, and all things.” ALL mankind has been given God’s physical blessings to sustain our lives on planet earth. Without Him, we could not continue to survive.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4- He is “God of ALL comfort, who comforts us in ALL our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” God will give comfort to ALL who will put their complete trust in Him. We also are privileged to help others be comforted. ALL of God’s blessings, including His Word & prayer bring comfort.
Philippians 4:13- “I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me.” If we put our faith in Him, Christ will give us the strength to do ALL of the works that He wills for us to do. We can do more than we can imagine (Ephesians 3:20-21).
Romans 8:28- “And we know that ALL things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” We can be confidently assured that God will providentially work out good in our lives when we love Him and live for Him. He will bring about good even from the worst in life.
P.M. SERMON- (PHILIPPIANS 3:7-14) - LIVING RIGHTEOUSLY LIKE PAUL:
Requires great faith- Galatians 3:6 & 9
Includes a choice and a change- Romans 6:13 & 1 Corinthians 6:11
Is a life lived humbly & unselfishly- Matthew 20:26
Requires no fear of sacrifice- Matthew 20:28
Is serving without excuses or delay- Galatians 6:9-10
Means being genuinely interested in what others need- Philippians 2:4
Includes searching for opportunities of service- James 1:27
We will not avoid work that needs to be done- Galatians 5:6 & James 2:26
Requires going the extra mile to serve in love- Luke 10:30-37
We spend ourselves with joy & no regrets- 2 Corinthians 12:15 & Acts 20:35