He is All I Need

HE IS ALL I NEED
(THE PARTNERSHIP ENABLED BY GOD’S GRACE AND OUR OBEDIENCE)
(Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC)

1) INTRODUCTION – WE OFTEN SING THAT CHORUS “HE’S ALL I NEED, HE’S ALL I NEED, JESUS IS ALL I NEED”, BUT WE DO NOT ALWAYS BELIEVE IT. OUR NATURAL LIFE SEEKS MORE SECURITY AND WE OFTEN LOOK FOR REASSURANCE AND COMFORT FROM OTHERS. THEY CANNOT TAKE THE PLACE OR PLAY THE ROLE THAT GOD WANTS TO BE IN OUR LIVES. WE ARE GOING TO SEE FROM SCRIPTURE THAT HE TRULY IS ALL THAT WE NEED AND HE CONTINUES TO CARE AND PROVIDE FOR US AS WE LOOK TO HIM IN FAITH – FOR US IT ALL STARTS WITH FAITH BECAUSE WITHOUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD; IT IS ONLY BY FAITH THAT WE CAN BE RECONCILED TO GOD. (TEXT 2 PETER 1:1-11)
2) HIS DIVINE POWER HAS GIVEN US EVERYTHING WE NEED FOR LIFE AND GODLINESS THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM WHO CALLED US BY HIS GLORY AND GOODNESS: (3)
a) THE LOVE OUR HEAVENLY FATHER
b) SALVATION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST HIS SON
c) CHRIST’S INTERCESSION FOR US AS HE SITS ON THE FATHER’S RIGHT HAND
d) THE INDWELLING AND BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
e) THE COMMUNION OF THE SAINTS THROUGH THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE BODY
f) GOD’S INSPIRED WORD
3) THIS WAS AND IS GOD’S INITIATIVE IN OUR BEHALF TO DO WHAT THE LAW COULD NOT DO
4) THROUGH THESE HE HAS GIVEN US MANY GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES SO THAT WE MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE DIVINE NATURE :AND ESCAPE THE CORRUPTION THAT IS IN THE WORLD THROUGH LUST. (4)
a) AFTER OUR SINS HAVE BEEN ATONED FOR THROUGH THE REDEMPTION OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST, THEN THROUGH THE PROCESS OF REGENERATION HIS NATURE IS BEING FORMED IN US
b) WE ARE BEING CONFORMED TO THE VERY IMAGE OF HIS DEAR SON WHO WAS PERFECT IN ALL RESPECTS BY THE HIS WORD AND HIS SPIRIT
i) Colossians 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
ii) Colossians 3:19-10 …since you have put off the old man with his deeds,and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,
iii) Hebrews 1:3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
c) THE WICKED WHO GIVE VENT TO THEIR LUST AND DESIRE WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD (1COR 6:9-11)
d) GOD HAS PROVIDE MEANS FOR OUR ESCAPING THE CORRUPTION THAT IS IN THE WORLD THROUGH LUST – OUR BODY HAS BECOME THE TEMPLE AND HABITATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (1COR 6:19)
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FOR THIS REASON, WE ARE TO MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ADD TO YOUR FAITH (GOD GAVE TO EVERY MAN A SUFFICIENT MEASURE OF FAITH TO COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST, UNLESS WE USE THIS GOD GIVEN FAITH NOTHING OF SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE HAPPENS, WE ARE AT THE END OF THE ROAD). WE ARE TO ADD TO OUR FAITH: (5 – 7)
i) THE FOUNDATION IS CHRIST THE CORNERSTONE
ii) THE ONLY THING THAT ADHERES TO THE CORNERSTONE IS FAITH
iii) OUR GOODNESS, RIGHTEOUSNESS, KNOWLEDGE, ETC WILL NOT DO
iv) ONCE FAITH LAID DOWN, THEN WE CAN BEGIN TO BUILD THE BUILDING OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE (MAT 7:26 – STORY OF THE MAN WHO BUILD HIS HOUSE UPON THE SAND)
b) GOODNESS (AGATHOS) – “THE QUALITY OR STATE OF BEING GOOD, REFLECTING THE GOODNESS OF GOD”
c) KNOWLEDGE (GINOSKO) – “THE STATE OF KNOWING OR UNDERSTANDING, HAVING COGNITION WITH RESPECT TO THE PLAN, PURPOSE AND WILL OF GOD AS REFLECTED IN HIS WORD AND THROUGH THE LIFE OF HIS SON”
d) SELF-CONTROL – “THE ABILITY TO EXERCIZE THE WILL SO AS TO PREVENT ONE FROM ACTING ON IMPULSIVELY, SELF-CONTROL BRINGS THOUGHTFUL PRAYERFUL, MEASURED RESPONSE NOT THE REACTION OF OUR OLD NATURE”
e) PERSEVERANCE – THE QUALITY OF BEING PERSISTENT. PERSISTENT MEANS TO TRY HARD AND TO CONTINUE IN DOING SO THROUGH THE POWER OF HIS ENABLING” (STORY OF THE UNJUST JUDGE)
i) Romans 5:3,4And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.
f) GODLINESS – “TO BE DEVOTE, DENOTES THAT PIETY WHICH IS CHARACTERIZED BY A GODWARD ATITUDE”
i) Matthew 3:10 “And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
ii) Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
iii) Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
g) BROTHERLY KINDNESS – “SHOWING AN ATITUDE AND ACTS OF KINDNES TOWARD OUR CHRISTIAN BROTHERS’
h) LOVE – “HAVING AN SHOWING LOVE AS DESCRIBED IN 1 COR 13 TOWARD OTHERS”
i) LOVE IS THE CAPSTONE, JESUS IS THE CORNERSTONE
6) IF WE POSSESS THESE QUALITIES IN INCREASING MEASURE THESE QUALITIES WILL KEEP US FROM BEING INEFFECTIVE AND UNPRODUCTIVE IN THE KNWLEDGE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. (8)
7) IF ANYONE DOES NOT HAVE THEM HE IS NEARSIGHTED AND BLIND AND HAS FORGOTTEN THAT HE HAS BEEN CLEANSED FROM HIS PAST SINS. (9).
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MAKE YOUR CALLING AND ELECTION SURE (10)
a) FOR IF YOU DO THESE THINGS YOU WILL NEVER FALL (TURN BACK)
b) YOU WILL RECEIVE A RICH WELCOME INTO THE ETERNAL KINGDOM OF JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVIOR
c) PETER IMPLIES THAT WE ARE IN SPIRITUAL DANGER IF WE DO NOT CONTINUE TO DO THESE THINGS IN AN EVER INCREASING WAY.
9) CONCLUSION – MOST OF THESE THINGS THAT APPEAR ON ANOTHER LIST FOUND IN GALATIANS 5:22.

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