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03/07/2010 – “Grace for God’s Best in Relationships” V – Unequal Yokes Frustrate the Grace

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March 7, 2010

Grace for God’s Best in Relationships V
(Unequal Yokes Frustrate the Grace)
Pastor George M. Matthews, II

I. LESSON OBJECTIVES
A. To discover the purpose of God ordained relationships
B. To identify and categorize 5 basic types of relationships
C. To gauge your utility in any relationship
D. How to prepare for any relationship
E. How to detect and identify unequal yokes thusly avoiding frustrating the grace of God on your life


II. INTRODUCTORY STATEMENTS

A. Relationships provide a conduit or access point for God to channel His blessings.
B. At the moment of salvation, you received sufficient grace from God to supernaturally complete your life’s assignment; that grace can be frustrated by an unequal yoke.
C. Unequally yoked relationships are evidenced by a lack of progress due to a grace deficiency. (I Peter 3:7)
D. In other words, your choice of relationships will either enhance or frustrate the grace of God on your life.
E. It is not the will of God for you to go through life frustrated; the ordained order of relationships is to enhance or compliment the grace of God on your life.
F. God’s system of grace, if operated properly, will cause favors to profusely abound in your life.
G. An educated mind is incapable of accomplishing supernatural feats; in other words, never forfeit the grace of God for education. (Ideally you want both)

III. BIBLICAL EXAMPLES OF THE GRACE OF GOD
A. Moses parts the Red Sea
B. Joshua conquers the city of Jericho
C. Joshua causes the sun to stand and is victorious
D. David defeats Goliath
E. Jesus performs a water to wine miracle

IV. GLOSSARY TERMS
GRACE: Free favor; mercy from God demonstrated in the lives of believers to accomplish supernatural feats; to benefit; to enhance; to enrich; to distinguish with honor; to make unlike; to honor; to set off; to advantage another; a special endowment for your task/life – (I Corinthians 3:10, The Amplified Bible); the ability to supernaturally accomplish tasks

FAVOR: Preferential treatment; God doing for you in the supernatural realm what you cannot do for yourself in the natural realm; God raising up people to use their power, wisdom, influence and ability to help you with your life’s assignment

ACCESS: Operates much like a security code that gives entry into a thing own so that it is not accessible to the enemy; admittance; entry; entrance; permission to enter; the right of entry; the right to enter; passage; a road; a route; a course; the door to God’s system of grace; Grace is accessed by  principle and partnership; access into the spiritual realm – Colossians 1:16

FAITH: Faith in God is believing that He is – Hebrews 11:6; God is the supreme power of the universe; faith of God means to use your faith like God uses His faith; the faith of God is expressed by saying; my saying what the Word of God says about my situation – St. Mark 11:22-23; faith is that which transforms conditions, circumstances and situations in your life

PEACE: Nothing missing, nothing lacking, nothing broken, nothing needed, nothing wanted; shalom (Hebrew) a position now where the ability of God has settled all issues

REIGN: Rule, dominate, control, govern, run the show, to be on top (grace puts the believer on top)

FRUSTRATE:
To set aside, to disesteem, to neutralize or violate, to cast off, despised, disannul, to bring to naught or reject

TRUTH: The Word of God is truth – St. John 17:17


V. FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS

A. St. John 1:17 (KJV & The Amplified Bible)
Grace and truth defined
1. St. John 17:17
2. St. Luke 4:19, The Amplified Bible
3. I Corinthians 3:10, The Amplified Bible

B. Ephesians 3:20 (KJV & The Amplified Bible)
Grace to accomplish supernatural feats

C.Romans 5:1-2 (KJV & The Amplified Bible)
Grace for God’s best

D. II Corinthians 6:14-16
How relationships impact the entirety of your life

E. Galatians 2:21
A picture of frustrated grace
1. St. Mark 7:9
2. St. Luke 7:30

F. Romans 12:1- 6
Sufficient grace to complete your life’s task is received at salvation

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