Summary: Suppose there was something I could share with you that would produce incredible growth and increase in your spiritual life? Is there such a thing as God's Miracle Grow? Yes there is.
God's Miracle Grow
PPT 1 Message Title
Suppose there was something I could share with you that would produce incredible growth and increase in your spiritual life?
PPT 2 video
I want you to watch an incredible video.
(Note to Pastors, the video shows several plants some were just watered, some were given miracle grow, the difference is amazing.)
Imagine if there was something that could produce results like that in your spiritual life? Wouldn't that be awesome? Is there such a thing? Yes, I believe there is.
I am talking about God's miracle grow.
I want to show you an amazing scripture which is going to be the blessing I am going to close the service with for the next several weeks.
PPT 3 Text
Ac 20:32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
Grace is God's miracle grow.
Notice the text says that the word of His grace is able to build you up. That reminds me of
Rev 1:3, which says Blessed [is] he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time [is] at hand.
There is a blessing in reading the word, and here in Acts we are told several specific blessings that hearing the word of His grace will do. I believe while I preach on grace this morning God is going to sprinkle His miracle grow on you, because that is what God said He would do!
Build up in our text means grow big spiritual muscles.
God often declares what He wants to do and then tells us the means by which He will do it.
I will show that to you in another scripture in a second, but first, let me show you what God says the word of grace will do:
1. Build you up
2. Give you an inheritance
Both of these things: being built up, and an inheritance can be had in varying levels.
Being builded up is easy to see. Some people are bigger and stronger in God than others.
But this inheritance thing has me scratching my head a little bit.
Let me share with you why?
The bible says in several places if we are born again Christians we have an inheritance:
PPT 4 Text
Ga 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Ga 4:7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
Ro 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
Ro 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together.
Re 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
How can I get more of an inheritance than all things?
Illustrate with 2 infinities. Twice as much at the same time.
God can make more things than whatever all things already are. We will inherit all things. God is able to make more all things.
Ok, I'll take some of that, so how do I get it?
How do I get this miracle grow that will get me more inheritance?
As I said earlier often in scripture God tells us what He will do, and He also tells us how it is done, or the means through which it can be accomplished. Let me illustrate that from another passage, and then we will get back to God's miracle grow.
PPT 5, 6 text
Ezekiel 36:33 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will cause the cities to be inhabited, and the waste places will be rebuilt.
Ezekiel 36:34 "And the desolate land will be cultivated instead of being a desolation in the sight of everyone who passed by.
Ezekiel 36:35 "And they will say, 'This desolate land has become like the garden of Eden; and the waste, desolate, and ruined cities are fortified [and] inhabited.'
Ezekiel 36:36 "Then the nations that are left round about you will know that I, the LORD, have rebuilt the ruined places [and] planted that which was desolate; I, the LORD, have spoken and will do it."
Ezekiel 36:37 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "This also I will let the house of Israel ask Me to do for them: I will increase their men like a flock.
Ezekiel 36:38 "Like the flock for sacrifices, like the flock at Jerusalem during her appointed feasts, so will the waste cities be filled with flocks of men. Then they will know that I am the LORD."'"