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05/16/2010 – “Overcoming Fear and Receiving God’s Best” II – The Lord of Grace

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Psalm 65:11 11Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.

GRACE FOR GOD’S BEST IN LIFE

East Location
May 16, 2010

Overcoming Fear and Receiving God’s Best II
(The Person of the Shepherd)

Central Location
May 16, 2010

Overcoming Fear and Receiving God’s Best II
(The Lord of Grace)

FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS
A. St. John 1:17, KJV & The Amplified Bible
B. Romans 5:1-2, KJV & The Amplified Bible
C. Romans 5:17
D. Galatians 2:21
• Supportive Texts
a. I Corinthians 3:10, The Amplified Bible
b. Ephesians 3:20, KJV & The Amplified Bible
c. Ephesians 6:10-17
d. Romans 15:4

GLOSSARY TERMS
A. 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.
a. Grace is having the advantage in life.
B. TRUTH: The Word of God is truth – St. John 17:17
C. FRUSTRATE: To set aside, to disesteem, to neutralize or violate, to cast off, despised, disannul, to bring to naught or reject

I. The Lord of Grace
A. Genesis 15:1-2
1. Abram’s current environment is not conducive for God’s grace to grow.  (Genesis 12:1-3)
2. Grace equips the blessing to grow in Abram’s life.  (Genesis 13:1)
3. It appears, in the natural, that Abram will not receive the abundance of God’s grace as promised by God.
4. In order for grace to be operative in Abram’s life, he must see God larger than his circumstances.
5. You will never see the grace of God function in your life until you see Him as Lord.
6. God is not limited to the natural; He is supernatural. 
7. Acknowledging God as Lord removes fear.
B. The Believer’s Role in the Grace Process
1. Abram was made a father in the spiritual realm first. (Romans 4:17-21)
2. In the beginning, God created two realms.  (Genesis 1:1)
3. Everything you will ever need has already been created.  (Colossians 1:12-16 ; Genesis 2:1)
a. We are graced to make transfer from one realm to the other with God’s word.
b. We will not make these transfers until we gain concept of the Lordship of God.
c. When we give a voice to the Word, we empower our angels to make transfers from the spiritual (intangible) realm to the natural (tangible) realm.  (St. John 1:14; Hebrews 1:13-14; Psalm 107:20; Psalm 103:20)
C. Tips to Develop the Grace of God in your Life (becoming spiritually minded)
1. God’s Word must be studied an applied to your life.  (Psalm 119:11)
2. Guard your tongue and the people you allow around you.  (Psalm 39:1)
3. You must become spiritual (once you become spiritual, you will begin to produce the life of God).  (Romans 8:1-14)
4. You must avoid evil companions.  (I Timothy 5:22)
5. Confess your sins quickly.  (I John 1:8-9)
6. Become a person of prayer.  (I John 2:1)
II. The Person of the Shepherd
A. Psalm 23
a. When you have a concept of the Lordship of God, God then becomes your shepherd.
b. Lord defined:
1.  Authority; the master of a house (God is the Lord of the universe); one who is in authority and he is the undisputed owner of all properties; the authority to administer life or death; strength of character (describes a man who has self control); governmental authority;
2. Our God, is the master of the universe, thusly He is our Master.  We are His people and He is to be the Master of our temples.
c. David says “the Lord is my Shepherd” which means:  He is the Lord who will provide and I shall not want”.
d. God will shepherd us when we make Him Lord.
B. God has proven He is Lord by creating the earth.  (Psalm 24:1)

• Additional Scripture References
1. St. John 17:17
2. Genesis 15:1-2
3. Genesis 12:1-3
4. Genesis 13:1
5. Romans 4:17-21
6. Genesis 1:1
7. Colossians 1:12-16
8. Genesis 2:1
9. St. John 1:14
10. Hebrews 1:13-14
11. Psalm 107:20
12. Psalm 103:20
13. Psalm 119:11
14. Psalm 39:1
15. Romans 8:1-14
16. I Timothy 5:22
17. I John 1:8-9
18. I John 2:1
19. Psalm 23
20. Psalm 24:1

 

 

 

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