Sunday 6/19/11 Pastor Ed sermon-Fatherís Day
Rom 4:13-16, Rom 2:2-29, Gal 3:29, Gal 3:13-14, Gal 3:9, Eph 1:3
Romans 4:16 It is of Faith that it might be by Grace.
We are the seed of Abraham. God looks at our lineage according to the spirit and not the flesh. All Christians have the same spiritual father=God. God looks at the heart, spirit and not the flesh. The condition of our heart determines who we are related to. In church we call people brother and sister because we are all in the same spiritual lineage.
Romans 2:28-29 Circumcision is of the heart and spirit. This is good news because of our spiritual lineage, we are related to Abraham. Us having the Faith of Abraham, puts us in the lineage and gets us the blessings that go to Abrahamís seed.
Galatians 3:29 If we be Christís then we are Abrahamís seed and heirs to the promise of God - the covenant that God made to Abraham.
Romans 4:13 The promise is that Abraham and his seed will be heirs of the world, through righteousness of Faith. The world doesnít belong to the devil and his kids! God gave the world to us - Abraham and his seed. Us!!
Romans 4:14 You cannot get this promise by just keeping the Law. Its thru believing in God and having FAITH.
Promises made to Abraham
1) God would give to Abraham every good thing in the world.
* Peace with God, joy contentment, *Divine health, *Prosperity, riches, blessings. Every available blessing and good thing in this world, God said he would give to Abraham and his seed.
2) The Promise is extended to the seed of Abraham
3) The Promise comes thru Faith: Faith is established so Grace can abound. Romans 4:16 It is of Faith that it might be by Grace. Not by works but by Grace. God wants to give us abundant supply so he has to do it thru Grace. We only get Grace thru Faith cause Grace is freely given by God. God didnít want to be limited by us trying to keep the Law. Instead we have faith in God and then He puts his Grace on us. God gives us so much more blessings this way.
We must not limit ourselves to what the world says we can have and do. God doesnít limit us and we can do whatever God has for us to do. God is a Big God! He can do more with His little finger in one second than what we can do in a lifetime! God doesnít want to limit himself on how much he can bless his people. When we limit ourselves, we are being ungodly!
For us to be like God, we are to be unlimited! Its like if we have a Billionaire father who loves us very much. We go to work for him and we have a choice on how we get paid. We can either get a hourly wage- a weekly paycheck or let our loving Billionaire father give us as much money as he wants whenever he wants to! If we would just let go, God will be better to us than we would be to ourselves! Godís Grace is unlimited!!
We must have Faith!!
Ephesians 1:3 Faith-spiritual blessings.
Romans 4:16 But to all which is of the faith of Abraham (the gentiles) who believe as Abraham, are of the seed and heirs to the promise.
Gal 3:13-14 Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the Law that the blessing of Abraham can come on us gentiles. The blessing not the curse has come because Jesus died for us.
Gal 3:9 We that are of faith, be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
This is us Now. The present tense= ARE blessed!
Roman 4:13 The promises to Abraham and his seed come by Faith. The blessings are ready for whosoever will ! Let them come!