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Sunday Morning -January 4, 2004

Text: 2 Corinthians 4:13-16We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; 14. Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. 15. For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. 16. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

DO NOT BE WEARY

Galatians 6:9And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

FRESH START DAILY

2 Corinthians 4:13-16We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe [present active], and therefore speak [present active]; 14. Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. 15. For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. 16. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed [present passive] day by day.

RENEW OUR THOUGHTS

Ephesians 4:23And be renewed [present active] in the spirit of your mind;

ABRAHAM AND THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN

Matthew 8:11And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.

CALLED ALONE

Isaiah 51:2Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

CALLED TO AN INHERITANCE

Genesis 15:7And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee (alone) out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.

ABRAHAM NOT ALONE

Genesis 11:31And Terah TOOK Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; .

BEGAN AGAIN

Acts 7:4 ...dwelt in Charran: and from thence, when his father was dead, he [God] removed him into this land, wherein ye now dwell.

BUT NOT ALONE

Genesis 12:4So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him. . . .

INHERITANCE PROMISED

Genesis 12:7And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, . . .

ABRAHAM DETOUR

Genesis 12:10And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.

NEW BEGINNING

Genesis 13:1-3And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south. 2. And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. 3. And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai;

NOT ALONE

Genesis 13:1And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him.

NEW BEGINNING ALONE

Genesis 13:14-15 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: 15. For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

BLESSED BY MELCHIZEDEK

Genesis 14:18-19And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. 19. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

PROMISE UNDER MELCHIZEDEK

Genesis 15:5-6And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 6. And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

THE WORD HAD NO BEGINNING

John 1:1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

A NEW BEGINNING

NEW BEGINNING FOR JESUS

Acts 13:33 "God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee."

 

Luke 2:11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ (the Word) the Lord.

SALVATION COMPLETED

John 19:30When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

NEW BEGINNING

Hebrews 5:5-6So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. 6. As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for [the] ever [age] after the order of Melchisedec.

NEW BEGINNING FOR JESUS

Acts 13:32-33And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise (agelasting life 1 John 2:25) which was made unto the fathers (Abraham, Isaac, Israel), 33. God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

SAME HIGH PRIEST AS ABRAHAM

Hebrews 9:11But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, (heavenly inheritance)

 

A NEW BEGINNING

1 Peter 1:3-5Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4. To [for] an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5. Who are kept by the power of God through faith . . . (pleasing God)

FORGET THE PAST

Philippians 3:13-14Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

NEW BEGINNING

1 John 1:9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

DONíT FAINT

Hebrews 12:1-3. .let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run [present active] with patience the race that is set before us, 2. Looking [present active] unto Jesus (our high priest) the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured (He did not faint) the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3.For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.