May 20, 2018 Sermon

What are some things that you want to leave behind for the next generation? A story? A tradition? A gift of love? We all want to leave behind a legacy, don't we? We all have great intentions. However, many times we lack the resources to do so. Know that God has Great Intentions AND has the Resources to do so! He has the Resources to fulfill all of the promises that He made! The problem is that many of us do not claim the promises that He made.

There are promises in God's Word that are better than anything we can imagine. Peter described them as "very great and precious promises" of God. There are over 30,000 promises mentioned in The Bible. How many of them are you claiming?

What make these promises so great and precious? They come from a Precious and Abundant God! "Does He promise and not act?" "Not one of God's Promises have failed." "He who promised is Faithful." The Scripture is full of promises and fulfillments of His Promises. When we partner with God, we become like Him. We need to know the precious promises of God and lean upon them.

What are some of the promises of God? "God will build His Church." "I will be with You." "I will strengthen you." "I will pour out my spirit on all flesh." "I will come back and take you with me."

All of these promises--and many more--are lengthy. But, we can talk all about the promises, but we have to speak and receive the promises in existence! We must speak them and pray them. When you pray God's Word, you pray for God's Will. "In Christ, all the promises of God are 'yes'."

To receive God's Promises, we have to wait with expectancy. Abraham waited patiently for over 25 years to have God fulfill His Promise. But, Abraham didn't wait begrudgingly; he waited with expectancy. Waiting time is never wasted time.

You need to persevere in faith. We need to start giving out of abundance; it is a seed and God has an abundance in your life. When you're in pain and unhealthy, act as though you're already healed and proclaim it in the Name of Jesus. Today is the day! You must act! In the immortal words of Reliant K: "Believe your beliefs and doubt your doubts."

God has so many Promises for you. Accept them and claim them!
What is the one thing that God wants you to claim now?

II Peter 1:3-4

- Jon Bruney
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Zion Missionary Church - Fremont, Indiana

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