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The Abundance of God's Supply (3 of 18)
Series: If's, Ands and Buts of the Bible
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
January 22, 2012
As we continue our series of messages under the heading, "The If's, Ands and Buts of the Bible" .. take your Bible and turn with me to Philippians chapter 4.
Now when we talk about the "If's" of the Bible .. we're talking about The Promises of God. Most of God's promises to us are conditional promises. God says, "IF you do this, then I'll do that."
Then there are the "Ands" of the Bible. They direct us to The Provision of God. For example: Grace AND Truth … Compassionate AND merciful." That little conjunction word "AND" ties together some of the wonderful provisions God has for us.
And then comes the "buts" of the Bible and they may be better than the "if's and the "Ands" for they direct us to The Providence of God. Romans 5.8 is one of them where we read, "BUT GOD demonstrates His own love for us …"
That's what we're focusing in on these days together: The If's, Ands and Buts of the Bible.
The "If's" direct us to the PROMISES of God.
The "Ands" direct us to the PROVISION of God.
The "Buts" direct us to the PROVIDENCE of God.
Now today … we're still looking at the "If's" of the Bible and what they mean for us. And of course .. the "if's" of the Bible direct us to the PROMISES of God that are ….
*found in the Word of God.
*they are always gracious.
*they are always centered around Christ.
*they are always trustworthy.
*they are usually conditional.
And the promise we find here in Philippians 4 is another one of those conditional promises that God makes to us. And it's from this conditional promise that we're going to discover today that not only is our God the great promise maker and keeper .. He is the great need meeter.
There are as many needs here today that there are people. Every person in this building and watching on television has a need. And if we really knew what ...
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