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"HONEY from the ROCK

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Sermon shared by Ken Harris

August 2004
Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to affirm to others that God promises are SIGNS THAT give reasons to EXPECT SUCCESS.
Denomination: Pentecostal
Audience: Believer adults
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MOVE 3: ... THROUGH HER TEARS AND importunity cries of
IF YOU LOVED ME, YOU WOULD SHARE THE JEPOARDY
ANSWER WITH ME.

A. NOW, MY BROTHERS AND MY SISTERS ... you may
recall Samson , indeed, shared THE JEOPARDY
ANSWER WITH HER

B. WHILE SHE SHARED HIS WORDS WITH THE PHILITINES.

C. HER WORDS WAS NOT HER BOND OR GUARANTEEE (to her
husband).

D. Instead, HER WORDS CAN BE SEEN AS A BROKEN PROMISE.

*****************TAKE 5 BEATS**********************

MOVE 4: NOW ... WEBSTER’S NEW WORELD DICTIONARY ...
defines a promise as a sign that gives reason
for expecting success.

A. In other words, IF YOU SAY, “I’LL MEET YOU AT THE FIRING RANGE ON THE CORNER OF SUCH AND SUCH

B. ...AT SUCH AND SUCH TIME,” you have comitted yourself to that person for a certain length of time.

C. LIKEWISE, THE GREAT PROMISES OF THE BIBLE ARE THE
EFFORTS OF GOD TO SHARE HIMSELF WITH US.

D. And if we understand the promises, we also
understand the nature and character of God.

E. For every promise is a commitment on God’s part to
give of HIMSELF.

F. IN OTHER WORDS, GOD PROMISES GIVE US (AS
BELIEVERS) REASONS TO EXPECT SUCCESS.

G. GOD SHARES HIS PROMISES WITH US BY SPEAKING T
HROUGH 16 GREAT PROPHETS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
(Rom. 1:2).
******************TAKE 5 BEATS*****************

MOVE 5: FOR DON’T YOU REMEMBER ... GOD PROMISES
THROUGH THE “BOOK OF ISAIAH” IS A PROMISE OF A
NEW BEGINNING.

A. ... AND IN THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH ... WE HAVE EXACTLY
THE OPPOSITE OF ISAIAH. FOR IN JEREMIAH WE FIND
THE PROMISE OF THE ABSENCE OF GOD.

B. YES ... GOD PROMISES TO BE ABSENT FORM OUR LIFE
UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS. HE PROMISES TO LEAVE
US WITHOUT ANY SENSE OF HIS FELLOWSHIP.

C. ALL OF WHICH, IS THE MESSAGE OF JEREMIAH.

D. FOR JEREMIAH WAS SENT TO DECLARE TO THE PEOPLE OF
GOD THAT THEIR CITY WAS LOST AND AS A RESULT OF
their DISOBEDIENCE .... THEY WERE GOING INTO
CAPTIVITY FOR 70 YEARS.

E. GOD ALWAYS KEEPS HIS PROMISES. FOR THE BIBLE TELLS
US THAT GOD IS FAITHFUL; AND HE CAN NOT LIE (Titus
1:2 & Heb. 10:23)

*******************TAKE 5 BEATS*****************

MOVE 6: FOR WHO CAN EVER FORGET THE PROMISES GOD
MADE TO David (in Psalm 89:3,4,35,36 & 2 Sam.
7:12) FOR GOD WORD SAYS ....

A. “I HAVE MADE A COVENANT WITH MY CHOSEN.

B. I HAVE SWORN UNTO DAVID MY SERVANT.

C. THY SEED WILL I ESTABLISH FOR EVER,A ND BUILD-UP
THY THRONE TO ALL GENERATIONS ...

D. I HAVE SWORN BY MY HOLINESS THAT I WILL NOT LIE
UNTO DAVID. HIS SEED SHALL ENDURE FOREVER... AND
HIS THRONE AS THE SUN BEFORE ME.

*****************TAKE 5 BEATS**********************

MOVE 7: THEREFORE ... IN OUR TEXT TODAY TODAY ... WE
FIND A PSALM THAT SAYS (IN ESSENCE) WHEN WE
ARE WEAK ... OR STRONG ... THE LORD IS OUR
ROCK ...

A. HE’S OUR ROCKY WALL, BLOCK OF STONE ... HE’S OUR
STRENGTH, ...

B. THE PSALMIST ENDS ON A SWEETNOTE ... by saying GOD
IS MY HONEY FROM THE ROCK....

C. Now ... my brothers and sisters ... it’s
impossible to think of HONEY WITHOUT THINKING OF
BEES. MOST OF YOU KNOW THAT THERE ARE
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