Sermon:
FIVE PRINCIPLES IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD

OUTLINE

1.PRINCIPLE OF PROMISE
2.PRINCIPLE OF PATIENCE
3.PRINCIPLE OF PRAISE
4.PRINCIPLE OF PROVISION
5.PRINCIPLE OF PROMOTION

THE MESSAGE

FIVE PRINCIPLES IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD

1.PRINCIPLE OF PROMISE
Psalm 127:1 Genesis 11:1-9
The principle of promise is the fundamental principle in the Kingdom of God. We should not attempt anything in our own strength without receiving a promise from the Lord. We read how the attempt to build the tower of Babel failed because the Lord was against it.

2.PRINCIPLE OF PATIENCE
Hebrews 6:12 Psalm 105:19
The second principle is the principle of patience. After receiving a promise we should not give up at the first hint of trouble. In the New testament we read how Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem according to the will of God. But there was no place for them at the inn. Finally they had to stay in a manger. Being in the center of Godís will does not mean that life will be a bed of roses. In the Old Testament Joseph had a dream in which he was exalted above his brothers. But before it could be fulfilled he had to go through severe trials he was thrown into a pit , sold as a slave , thrown into prison on false accusations. It looked as though he was humiliated more than all his brothers. But the day came when God fulfilled that dream.

3.PRINCIPLE OF PRAISE
Psalm 22:3 Joshua 6:20 Acts 16:25-26 Numbers 32:13
The third principle is the principle of praise. God inhabits the praises of His people. The principle of praise is a powerful principle in the Kingdom of God. The walls of Jericho fell when the people praised God . The earth shook and prison doors opened when Paul and Silas praised God. Where there is no praise there is bound to be grumbling and murmuring whch destroyed the people of Israel and prevented them from entering the promised land. We should beware of this spirit of grumbling and murmuring for it will destroy our lives.


4.PRINCIPLE OF PROVISION
Matthew 6:33 Luke 5:1-11 II Corinthians 9:7 Luke 6:38
The fourth principle is the principle of provision. When we put God first in our lives He is faithful to meet all our needs. We read about Peter and his boat. All night long he fished and caught nothing . In the midst of his disappointment Jesus came and asked Peter to let him use his boat. In spite of his misery Peter gladly allowed Jesus to use his boat. After using the boat Jesus told Peter to cast the net on the right side. Immediately they caught so much fish that there was not enough room in the boat.When we willingly allow God to use whatever we have for His kingdom, He will bless us until we have not enough room to hold the blessing.The principle of provision is giving before we receive.

5. PRINCIPLE OF PROMOTION
Luke 14:11
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