The Bountiful Servant by Miles Seaborn

THE BOUNTIFUL SERVANT
Dr. Miles Seaborn
2 Corinthians 9:6-11

INTRO. In these verses Paul was talking to the
Corinthian church about taking an offering for the
suffering saints in famine stricken Jerusalem. He was
urging them to give not grudgingly but generously,
like the Macedonians who had given an offering out of
their poverty.

Lately, you have been serving Me without a bountiful,
cheerful spirit! All that you need is available to you
- strength, rest, power, ability, joy and cheer. There
is no reason to labor with sadness, to be
overburdened. You have access to all strength and joy!

I. GOD HAS MADE PROVISION FOR EVERYTHING WE NEED TO
CARRY OUT HIS WORK WITH FRESHNESS AND CHEER.

Vs. 8 This verse is not just a hope - it is a promise!
It begins with the words, "God is able!"

ILL. God wants to give you more than you need

Abound - an ever - increasing, super-abundant supply!
God is able to so invigorate you that you will have
all you need - at all times, in every possible
situation!

Ephesians 3:20-"Now unto him that is able to do
exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think,
according to the power that worketh in us..."

This promise includes power to keep you from falling.
I know many Christians who are utterly afraid of
falling and missing the mark. No matter how powerful
your temptation is or how discouraged you are about
your lack of resistance, God says this about His power
on your behalf:

"Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling,
and to present you faultless before the presence of
his glory with exceeding joy..." Jude 24

Listen all you shepherds! Listen all you who
faithfully attend My house and labor in prayer, praise
and intercession! I want to give you an abundance of
strength, hope, joy, peace, rest, finances,
encouragement, wisdom. In fact, I want you to have an
OVERABUNDANCE of all you need - at all times!

"But as it is written, Eye hath not see ...


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