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‘God’s Spiritual Works Part 2’
Tuesday, July 4, 2006 Mr. C. Pat Lanyon
God’s Spiritual Works – the second way hallow
God’s Name is to show thanks to God, and the works He does. Last week God’s
1) Salvation and 2) Revelation.
3. Preparation for His Service. Also 5. Below
PHILIPPIANS 1.6 ‘Being confident of this very
thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until
the day of Jesus Christ.’
God’s Work of preparation for service of His
servant is well covered in Scripture.
Consider how God did a work to prepare each
of these Individuals:
babe in a basket to revered law giver for a mighty nation
humble assistant to Moses to mighty conqueror of Canaan
unknown man chosen as one of ten to survey Promised Land to Renown
"Well-Able" Leader and Successor to Joshua
Insignificant man who became a great man of faith for leading 300 valiant
soldiers to victory for Israel.
from innocent child servant to mighty and feared prophet.
from shepherd boy to the sweet Psalmist of Israel and Unified national ruler.
from just a youth among the captivity survivors to a mighty Man of God
-influencing 3-4 consecutive pagan rulers, and finally trusted with long term
prophesies from God Himself. No recorded faults in his life’s
from the son of an unknown man to the most respected prophet after the Breakup
from a fiery ‘son of thunder’ to the most admired and humble apostle of
from plain fisherman to a church leader of the first church in Jerusalem.
from a rejecting half brother of Jesus, to the author of a powerful NT book
from a young, inexperience and faltering disciple of Christ to the renown
from a zealous Pharisee and persecutor of Christians to the greatest Christian
in the NT
For Next Week:
4. Testing of God for that Service. DT 8.2; EX 20.20 Israel
was tested by God after the Red Sea, we will also be tested in the Christian
Life. 2CORINTHIANS 5:10
5. Leadership Enablement. JOSHUA 3.7 Joshua’s call was to
6. Friendship With God. 1 JOHN 1.7,3 We do have actual
fellowship with Almighty God!
7. Privilege to Serve the Almighty God. MATTHEW 5.16; ROMANS
8. Inheritance from God is assured to Believers. COLOSSIANS
3.24, 1.12; ROMANS 8.17