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Summary: 2 of 4. Paul describes the reasons God's people are unconquerable! God's people have a telling disposition that betrays the fact that they are unconquerable. A disposition for being & remaining unconquerable is/shines thru...

UNCONQUERABLE-I—1Corinthians 4:1-18

Attention:

*This first portion of 'Unconquerable'(points 1-4) was preached impromptu/‘off-the-cuff’(without definitive notes, points, or illustrations)—the following points(1-4) were distilled after being preached.

Presented 11/10/2019am to:

FBC Cbelle

206 Storrs Ave.(SE Ave A)

Carrabelle, FL 32322

1—A disposition for being & remaining unconquerable is/shines...

GOD’s MERCY(:1)

2—A disposition for remaining/being unconquerable shines thru...

Thru PERSONAL MANIFESTATION Of TRUTH(:2)

3—A disposition for remaining/being unconquerable is...

Thru OPENNESS To The GOSPEL(:3-4)Personal Choice

4—A disposition for remaining/being unconquerable is...

Thru THANKFULNESS(:5-6)

UNCONQUERABLE-II—1Corinthians 4:1-18

Attention:

Unfortunately I woke up this morning with the chorus of CMA award winner(Country Music Assoc. 2019) Luke Combs, stuck in my head... where he sings the praises of, “Long-neck, ice cold beer never broke my heart.”

That might make a good country song, & Luke might be convinced that beer won’t let him down. But I know surely it will!

And beyond that, I know Someone who will actually never ever break my heart or any that trust in Him, so that God's people can joyfully sing...

“Long-sufferin’, Ever-livin’ Lord never broke my heart!”

Paul describes the reasons God's people are unconquerable!

God's people have a telling disposition that betrays the fact that they are unconquerable.

A disposition for being & remaining unconquerable is/shines thru...

1—A disposition for being & remaining unconquerable is/shines...

Thru The CONTAINER Of FAITH(:7)

Explanation:(:7)

7—“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God & not of us.”

God’s shining upon Paul & Timothy’s hearts(:6) for the sake of other’s salvation & sanctification is considered a “treasure.”

However, such “treasure” is contained “in earthen vessels.” That is, the “treasure” itself is contained, transported, & protected in containers of a delicate/fragile nature. Such “vessels” are easily broken.

The purpose of God’s use of such fragile vessels” is so that “the excellence of the power” will “not” be understood or seen as arising by means of the “earthen vessels”, but will rather be recognized as obviously sourced from God.”

Because of it’s ministry, every Container of Faith is:

1)Intentional

2)Purposeful

3)Essential

4)Inconsequential

“Have”(See :13)—ecw OR-- scew—Present Active Indicative 1st Plural—1) To have, i.e. To hold—1a) To have(hold) in the hand, in the sense of wearing, to have(hold) possession of the mind (refers to alarm, agitating emotions, etc.), to hold fast keep, to have or comprise or involve, to regard or consider or hold as; 2) To have i.e. Own, possess—2a) External things such as pertain to property or riches or furniture or utensils or goods or food etc., 2b) Used of those joined to any one by the bonds of natural blood or marriage or friendship or duty or law etc, of attendance or companionship; 3) To hold one's self or find one's self so & so, to be in such or such a condition; 4) To hold one's self to a thing, to lay hold of a thing, to adhere or cling to—4a) To be closely joined to a person or a thing. Strong—including an alternate form scew; (used in certain tenses only); a primary verb; To hold(used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possessions; ability, continuity, relation, or condition).

“Treasure”—yhsaurov—Noun Accusative Sing. Masc.—1) The place in which good & precious things are collected & laid up—1a) A casket, coffer, or other receptacle, in which valuables are kept, 1b) A treasury, 1c) Storehouse, repository, magazine; 2) The things laid up in a treasury, collected treasures. Strong—A deposit, i.e. Wealth(literally or figuratively). Used 18X.

“In”(See :8—“On”)—en—Preposition—1) In, by, with etc.. Strong—a primary preposition denoting (fixed)position(in place, time or state), & by implication--Instrumentality(medially or constructively), i.e. A relation of rest(intermediate between eiv[into, unto, to, towards, for, among] & ek/ex[out of, from, by, away from]).

“Earthen/Clay”—ostrakinov—Adj.—1) Earthen, clay—1a) with the added suggestion of frailty. Strong—from ostrakon [“oyster”](a tile, i.e. terra cotta); Earthen-ware, i.e. Clayey; by implication--Frail. Used 2X, here & 2Tim. 2:20.

“Vessels/Jars”—skeuov—Noun Neuter—1) A vessel; 2) An implement—2a) in the plural—2a1) Household utensils, domestic gear, 2a2) The tackle & armament of vessels, used specifically of sails & ropes; 3) metaph.—3a) A man of quality, a chosen instrument, 3b) in a bad sense--An assistant in accomplishing an evil deed. “Vessel” was a common Greek metaphor for "body" since Greeks thought of souls living temporarily in bodies. Strong—of uncertain affinity; A vessel, implement, equipment or apparatus(literally or figuratively[specifically--A wife as contributing to the usefulness of the husband]). Used 23X.

“That”(See :10, 11, 15)—ina—Conjunction—1) That, in order that, so that. Strong—probably from the same as the former part of eautou(through the demonstrative idea; compare o, h, to); In order that(denoting the purpose or the result).

“Excellence/Excellency/Surpassing Greatness/All-surpassing/Surpassingness”(See :17)—uperbolh—Lit=‘Throw beyond’—Noun Fem.—1) A throwing beyond; 2) metaph.—2a) Superiority, excellence, pre-eminence, 2b) Beyond measure, exceedingly, preeminently, 2c) Beyond all measure. Strong—A throwing beyond others, i.e. figuratively--Supereminence; adverbially(with eiv or kata)--Pre-eminently. Used 8X.?English=‘Hyperbole’—“extravagant exaggeration not meant to be taken literally.”

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