Lack is not God’s design.
I) Man’s original position.
A. Psalm 8:4-6. “What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And you have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; you have put all things under his feet.”
Lack is not God’s design.
1) Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
2) Ability is what you are capable of doing.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
3) I do it because I can. I can because I want to. I want to because you said I couldn’t.
4) The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
5) Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.
Ephesians 2:8-9. Everything we are, everything we have, and everything we will ever be is by God’s grace.
Grace is-Acrostic-Gods riches at Christ’s expense.
Grace is-God’s strength, might, power, ability to do what you cannot do in your own strength.
Grace is the favor of God.
Grace is the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Grace is the dispensation that we are now living in totally separate from the law.
John 20:31 “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
The term Son of God depicts Jesus’ deity.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Verse 14 And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us,(and we beheld his glory, the glory as the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth.
Verse 16 And all of his fullness have we all received, and grace for grace.
John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Last week we talked about the revelation of Jesus Christ as the Son of God. We said it was of utmost importance and urgency that we see and have a revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ in all of his divine and human aspects because the word says in John 1:16 “and all of his fullness- Greek,pleroo-completeness-have we all received and that grace for grace.
A. B. Bruce said in his “Miraculous Elements of the Gospel”, “Cures should be as common as conversion, and Christ’s miracles are signs that disease does not belong to the true order of nature and are but a prophecy that the true order must be restored to us.”