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Summary: Are we satisfied to barely make it? What could just a little more zeal and effort accomplish in our churches. Let us rise above the minimum!

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SPEAK TO THE DIVINE POSSIBILITIES: RISE ABOVE THE MINIMUM?

GROW PRIORITIES THAT INVEST IN THE ETERNAL! SEEK FIRST?

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

We are studying Divine Possibilities:

1. Climb into God’s Envelope; 2. Accept the Mantle; 3. Starving at a feast; 4. Let God! 5. DYING IN A RUT! When an unforgiving preacher preaches

6. Rising above the Minimum; 7. Rising above the scars; 8. Every miracle starts with a problem! 9. Walking in Divine blessings;

10. Importunity/Determination

TEXT:

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.

THIS IS THE HERITAGE OF THE SERVANTS OF THE LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.

Galatians 6:7 BE NOT DECEIVED; GOD IS NOT MOCKED: FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH, THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP.

8 for he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the

Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

9 And let us not grow weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, IF WE FAINT NOT.

10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Matthew 19:29 And everyone that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall INHERIT everlasting life.

30. But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

I. INTRODUCTION!

A. IT PAYS TO BE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME.

A man named Jack was walking along the beach. He was kicking rocks and picking up sea shells. Jack saw a glass bottle reflecting the sunlight, Jack stooped over and picked up the bottle and opened it. Jack would forever be changed.

Did you ever hear about the Singer Corporation?

Singer was a multimillionaire that developed sewing machines and his name is known around

the world. When Mr. Singer was getting up in years, he was thinking who would he leave all his factories and millions of dollars for his inheritance to others. He knew he would make some people very angry, and Mr. Singer knew that a lot of family and friends around him was just using him to get to his money and fame.

Mr. Singer got a heavy glass bottle and wrote a note and placed it inside.

WHO EVER FINDS THIS BOTTLE WILL INHERIT ALL MY EARTHY GOODS, this was signed and dated by Mr. Singer. Then Mr. Singer threw the bottle into the ocean.

Several years later, a man named Jack was walking along the beach. He was kicking rocks and

picking up sea shells. Jack saw a glass bottle reflecting the sunlight, Jack stooped over picked up and the bottle and opened it. Out fell the note, hand written by Mr. Singer.

Jack took the note to the authorities and upon verification that the document was the last will

and testament of the Singer Sewing machine founder, Jack became a multimillionaire.

B. WHAT KIND OF INHERITANCE HAVE YOU RECEIVED?

WHAT KIND OF INHERITANCE WILL YOU LEAVE TO OTHERS?

C. DEFINE:

Heritage

--- property that descends to an heir,

--- something acquired and given by a predecessor,

Birthright

--- a right, privilege, or possession which a person is entitled by birth.

---legacy.

Inherit

--- to come into possession as a right or Divine Portion.

--- To come into.

Inheritance

--- to give or leave to by will, to hand down to another.

II. UNHEALTHY VIEWS OF THE CHURCH AND OUR RELIGIOUS LEADERS ARE STOPPING THE DIVINE POSSIBILITIES THAT COULD FLOW FREELY.

A. WHAT IS THE CHURCH?

DO WE HAVE A PROPER VIEW OF THE CHURCH AND IT’S LEADERS?

B. Today many want to claim godly views and bypass the Biblical values of the family and the church. Divorce is so easy!

C. We live in such a mobile society, if we get mad at this church, or somebody in the church, instead of making peace, we move on to another church or just start another one.

E. Do you realize you have a great duty to God and to the church?

F. Some time ago a man told me he would not align membership with any church because he was a member of the church in heaven.

He does not know the Bible! The church is not in heaven, the church is here.

Someday Jesus and the angels will come back to earth and take the church to be with Him.

If the church was already in heaven, why would Jesus return?

III. There are many UNFAITHFUL GRASSHOPPER PROPHETS JUMPING FROM ONE CAMP TO ANOTHER TELLING EVERYONE WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEM.

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