Faith for the Greater things

By April 14, 2011 Sermon Notes

If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you. But ask in faith, never doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. (James 1:5-6)

Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith
. . . . And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to   his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. (1 Peter 5: 7-10)

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4: 18-19)

– through the discomfort and slow season.
-will u still walk when u can’t see?
-can u finish your race. Will u fight your way through the obstacles?
– dreams can’t be taken away they can only be for fitted
-you are what you settle for. Wher are you going what is your dream?
-faith for greater things requires commitment for greater things!
– teaching , preaching ,and reading will tell us that God can. FAITH tells us God WILL
-What u have you can also give. If you have identy u can give idenitu. If u have purpose u can give purpose

Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. (John 15:4-5,7,10)
Pastor Kelvin Truitt
-part 2-
Favor to perform the greater things
JOHN 5:4
-Grace is given to us we don’t deserve it nor can we earn it
-if I can’t get it Gods way then I don’t want it any way!
– the further u get along in the pregnancy the more tired you feel and get shortness of berth. The body is getting ready to give birth therefor all the other organs have to move out of the way in order for the baby to fit. It may be very uncomfortable and you mauve have to take lots of bathroom breaks but it’s only because there is pressure on the blather7&5

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

–If God is for us, who can be against us? Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8: 31b, 35, 37-39)

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
-a quantity that can fulfill basic requirement with out being abundant
– gods sufficientcy allows us to walk but gods favor allows us to fly

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:6-8)

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation . . . . I can do everything through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4: 12-13)
Pastor Kelvin Truitt
-part 3-
Positioned for Greater Things

The blessing is not something you work for. It is a gift from God, a matter of pure grace. You do not earn the blessing, you simply receive it. But in order to receive it you must be positioned properly. There are two parts to this. The first one is negative. To be positioned for the blessing, you must first dislocate yourself—remove yourself from certain influences:

Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful.

(Psalm 1:1)

The ungodly are those who do not belong to the Lord. They do not understand His ways and have no idea how to receive His blessing. Their advice comes from the world and leads to failure. Do not walk in their counsel.

The path of sinners leads in the wrong direction. The word “sinner” comes from the Hebrew word chata, which literally means to “miss the mark.” The way of sinners will lead you astray, and if you follow it, you will end up with cursing, not blessing. Do not stand in their path.

The scornful are those who know only how to mock what is good. In Biblical terms, they are fools and their end is destruction. Do not sit with them.

As important as it is to remove yourself from the negative influence of sinners and fools, that is not enough. You must also position yourself under the positive influence of the Word of God. This is the activity of the person who enjoys the blessing:

But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.

(Psalm 1:2)

The person who is positioned for the blessing does not delight in the advice of the world. He takes no joy in the aimless way of the wicked. He has no desire for the folly of mockers. He finds his pleasure elsewhere—in the law of the Lord. The Hebrew word for “law” is torah and may just as well be translated as “instruction.” We often think of the law as judgment and condemnation, but that is secondary. The first purpose of torah is to offer life-giving instruction. It not only leads to blessing, it is itself a blessing. It becomes judgment only when our lives run counter to it.

The law of the Lord is the Word of God in all its manifestations. To delight in it is to delight in the Lord Himself, for His heart is revealed by His Word. When we honor His Word, we honor His heart. When we honor His heart, He honors ours. “Delight yourself in the LORD,” the Bible says, “and He shall give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4).

What you delight in is shown by where you spend your time. The person who delights in the Lord and in His instruction spends his time meditating on the Word of God. He thinks about it day and night. The Hebrew word for “meditate” literally means to mutter—the murmuring sound you make when you are speaking to yourself. Meditating on the law of the Lord means that you no longer speak the words of the world to yourself, but the words that come from God. As God instructed His people:

These words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. (Deuteronomy 6:6-9)
Pastor Kelvin Truitt