Life Outside the Box

By January 6, 2012 Sermon Notes
Life in the box is…confined, limited, seems safe, “normal”, seems the way it should be…But there is More to life then the box we put it in

We are Hidden in a box. This is the year of the reveal!
· Life in the box is not where God is
· God is bigger than our box.
· God will not let us confine Him to our Limits, our Boundaries, to our Parameters…

· God wants out of the Box!!! and He wants us out of the Box…No limits; No Boundaries
· Tonight will help you Break Through the Box; Lift You Above your Limits; will get you beyond the Boundaries

Ephesians 3:20-21
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. NIV

Eph 3:20-21
20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the lo.glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. NASU

There is a power working inside of us
God is Able — There is Power ABOVE Us.  His Power is ABOVE US

1. With God – you get more!!! You Always get more…My God is so Big, so Strong and so Mighty, there’s nothing my God cannot do.”

2. By Ourselves, We get Less than what we Expect.  When I was a kid – I used to trade baseball cards. I would look in books and it would give the cards’ value. The cards didn’t  didn’t always cash out at the value the books said they were worth.  That was the first of many experiences of learning the Disappointment of getting Less than what you expect. It happens all the time now….

3. God Exceeds the Expectation…
· The Lord not only forgives a Sin – God can Forgive ALL your Sin
· God not only loves you when you’re good – God loves you when you are bad
· God not only gives you the Hope of Heaven Today – God is preparing Heaven for You for All Eternity
· God not only gives us our daily bread – He gives us Steak and potatoes, the corn, the peas, the beans, the macaroni and cheese, a fresh green salad, hot apple pie and a scoop of your favorite ice-cream…and if you are still hungry – He’ll let you pick up a Krispy Kreme donut for a snack.

If God is able to do all that – what can He do with your Life?
· What can He do with your Heart? With your Hands? With your Talents? With your Gifts?
· What can He do With Your Family? With your Friends? With you at School? With you at work?
· What can He do with your Future? With your Potential? With your Love?
· What can He do with your Challenges? With your Weakness? With your Problems? With your Disappointments?
· God is Able to do far more and abundantly beyond ALL we ask or think..

I Corinthinas 2:9 — as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him”- NIV

We better get ready for God to fulfill the vision He has for our lives

Phil 3:13-14
13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.