Sunday, July 31, 2022
An inheritance in Jesus
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.
Ephesians 1:3-4 NLT
A man in Portugal owned a lot of properties. One day he invited his lawyer and some witnesses to pick a random 70 people from the phone book to inherit his fortune. Only 2 people responded to collect the inheritance. Everyone else thought it was a scam.
We are like that. Many people don't believe we have an inheritance from God.
There is a list of things that are already done. Jesus death. Now we need to supply that to work, marriage, work, family
Let us enter the rest
When Adam sinned God said sweat
Or rest in Jesus
He wrote a book:
Stop Trying To Live For Jesus book
42% of pastors are considering quitting because they are burning out because they are not resting in Jesus.
By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.
2 Peter 1:3 NLT
Suppose you get a new car. You like the shape but I need an engine, seats, steering wheel....
God has given us everything we need. He is my strength.
The fruit of the Spirit is LOVE....
is the Spirit in you? Thank him for God's love living in me and love the unlovable. Consider others more important than me.
Thank God for the fruit of the Spirit.
I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.
Ephesians 1:16-18 NLT
You have everything you need... just trust God.
There is no one here that can live the Christian life. It doesn't work. It's like pushing a bus up the hill. There is an engine. Enjoy the ride!
Only Jesus can.
Moses said I can't. God said I'm with you. Isaiah said it. So many others...
The resources of the Christian Life is Jesus only.
We need to appropriate Jesus.
Your car engine is doing nothing. It needs a driver... a transmission...
Thank you Jesus for your sufficiency.