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“Thus far the Lord has helped us” 1 Samuel 7:12. 2 nd Verse: Here I raise my Ebenezer; Hither by Thy help I’ve come; And I hope by Thy good pleasure Safely.

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1 “Thus far the Lord has helped us” 1 Samuel 7:12

2 2 nd Verse: Here I raise my Ebenezer; Hither by Thy help I’ve come; And I hope by Thy good pleasure Safely to arrive at home. 2

3 O thou fount of every blessing… Life itself – God is our Creator, Provider and Sustainer, Acts 17:24-28; 14:15; 7:50; Col. 1:17 Every advantage, ability and opportunity, Jas. 1:17 Put your faith in Him, Matt. 6:25-34; 7:7-11 …here by Thy great help I’ve come 3 EBENEZER (Stone of Help)

4 O thou fount of every blessing… Life itself – God’s purposes must prevail in our lives (Eccl. 12:13) – Don’t forget God and elevate self, Rom. 1:18-23 – Remember God and humbly obey Him, Deut. 8:11-20 – Repent of sin and worship God, Acts 17:29-31 – We must thank, respect and give glory to God! …here by Thy great help I’ve come 4 EBENEZER (Stone of Help)

5 O thou fount of every blessing… Salvation from sin – We needed saving! Rom. 3:23; 6:23 (Jer. 10:23) – Our salvation is from God, 2 Tim. 1:9; Titus 3:4-7 Weak sinners, powerless to save ourselves, Rom. 5:6 God’s grace toward us, Eph. 2:1-9 – The plan of salvation: God is offering you freedom from your sins and life in Christ! …here by Thy great help I’ve come 5 EBENEZER (Stone of Help)

6 O thou fount of every blessing… Salvation from sin – We must live and promote a new way of life, Titus 2:11-12; Eph. 4:17-24 We must raise our Ebenezer and mark our new life in Christ! Gal. 2:20; 1 Cor. 15:57 Account yourself to be dead to sin and alive unto God, Rom. 6:11 …here by Thy great help I’ve come 6 EBENEZER (Stone of Help)

7 O thou fount of every blessing… This church – Christ is in the midst of the churches, Rev. 1:12- 13, 20; 2:1 (Rev. 2-3) He knows them Blesses and curses Our blessings are from the hand of God – not our own, Phil. 1:3-6; 2:12-13; 4:19-20 …here by Thy great help I’ve come 7 EBENEZER (Stone of Help)

8 O thou fount of every blessing… This church – Consistency in giving Increases our gospel work – Unity based on truth, 1 Cor. 1:10; Eph. 4:3 (Matt. 5:9) – Scriptural leadership and faithful service, Heb. 13:17 …here by Thy great help I’ve come 8 EBENEZER (Stone of Help)

9 O thou fount of every blessing… This church – Work of every member, Eph. 4:15-16; 1 Pet. 4:10-11 Young men Young women Older women Older men Teaching involvement Visiting, etc. Worship service Bible knowledge & living Hold fast God’s pattern …here by Thy great help I’ve come 9 EBENEZER (Stone of Help)

10 O thou fount of every blessing… This church – We must thank, respect and honor God for His great help! Eph. 3:14-21 _____________________ Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Eph. 3:20-21) …here by Thy great help I’ve come 10 EBENEZER (Stone of Help)

11 O thou fount of every blessing… Psalm 121: My help comes from the Lord! – God has the power and the will to help us (1-2) – God is vigilant (3-4) – God is protective (5-6) – God is our guardian and preserver (7-8) By God’s grace we are what we are, 1 Cor. 15:10 …here by Thy great help I’ve come 11 EBENEZER (Stone of Help)


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