Introduction: The word "beyond" is a word worthy of our attention as we desire and need to move beyond ourselves and beyond our limitations, obstacles, and move beyond and into what God has for our lives. In 1904 William Borden, heir to the Borden Dairy Estate, graduated from a Chicago high school a millionaire. His parents gave him a trip around the world. Traveling through Asia, the Middle East, and Europe gave Borden a burden for the world's hurting people. Writing home, he said, "I'm going to give my life to prepare for the mission field." When he made this decision, he wrote in the back of his Bible two words: No Reserves. Turning down high paying job offers after graduation from Yale University, he entered two more words in his Bible: No Retreats. Completing studies at Princeton Seminary, Borden sailed for China to work with Muslims, stopping first at Egypt for some preparation. While there he was stricken with cerebral meningitis and died within a month. A waste, you say! Not in God's plan. In his Bible underneath the words No Reserves and No Retreats, he had written the words No Regrets. A life that moves beyond is a life lived with no reserves, moving beyond limitations. A life that moves beyond lives with no retreats, not giving up when faced with obstacles. A life that moves beyond is a life that will be looked back on with no regrets.
Moving Beyond Declaration: I will move beyond by leaving where I am and going to where God desires me to be, stepping outside the box that limits me and rising to the challenge of becoming the person God sees me to be.
I. BEYOND QUESTIONS TO ASK OURSELVES
A. WHY DID GOD SAVE ME? BECAUSE HE LOVES ME.
The sole reason that God sent His son to die for our sins was because He loves us. God forgives us, grants us eternal life, and grows us in the gift of the Holy Spirit out of His immeasurable love and grace.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten So ...
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