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God's Promise for Provision (16 of 16)
Series: Joy for the Journey
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
December 9, 2007
I want to tell you on this day of Mission giving .. that God has a mission for giving! That's right! God has a mission for giving and we are going to see this morning who is included and who is not!
Now .. I'm not talking about being saved. In fact ... in Philippians chapter 4 .. we find a promise from God that may or may not include every Christian! You see ... many of the promises of God are conditional! In other words: God says, "If you do this then I'll do that."
For instance .. 1 John 1.9, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
So what is the promise here? That God is faithful to forgive us, right? And whose promise is that to claim? The child of God .. the Christian! But I want you to notice that this promise is conditional!
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." In other words .. God says, "If you do this, I'll do that." "If you confess your sins, then I promise to forgive you."
Now let me ask you a question: do you believe that the promises God makes .. God keeps? Well .. if you are not sure .. listen to Titus 1.2, "in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began."
"Who cannot lie"... God cannot lie! It is against His nature! Now what you need to do is to believe the Word of God .. because God cannot lie! And because God cannot lie .. when He makes a promise .. He keeps it!
Today as we complete our study of the book of Philippians under the heading, "JOY FOR THE JOURNEY" ... we find one of the great promises of God! It is the promise for His provision! And what a wonderful promise because all of us have needs! There are as many different needs here as we have people! There are mental needs .. ma ...
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