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1 Welcome to our worship! 26 Sept 2010 Church of Christ 1612 South Jackson Palestine, Texas Please call if you have questions about Anything we teach or do. Romans 16:16 … The Churches of Christ Greets You.

2 Scripture reading Luke 4: Romans 16:16 … The Churches of Christ Greets You.

3 1 Kings 17:8-16 8And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, 8And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, 9Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. 9Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. 10So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink 10So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink

4 1 Kings 17: And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand. 11And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand. 12And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die. 12And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.

5 1 Kings 17: And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. 13And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. 14For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth. 14For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth.

6 1 Kings 17: And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. 15And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. 16And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah. 16And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah.

7 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things A poor Widow Woman A poor Widow Woman A tongue tied Moses A tongue tied Moses A young Sheppard boy A young Sheppard boy A young Jewish Virgin A young Jewish Virgin A lowly carpenter’s Son A lowly carpenter’s Son

8 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17:8-16 Feeling Inadequate = if only I had more…. Money Time Health Things A bigger house a better car Knowledge Talents Good looks Good figure Cloths

9 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17:8-16 “We are to be Vessels that God can use “We are to be Vessels that God can use We are to be Vessels that God can fill We are to be Vessels that God can fill

10 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17:8-16 II Corinthians 4: 6-7 II Corinthians 4: For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

11 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17:8-16 II Tim 2: 19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. II Tim 2: 19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

12 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith II Tim 2; But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work. 21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.

13 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17:8-16 Rom. 12:1 Rom. 12:1 1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

14 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17:8-16 8And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, 8And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, 9Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. 9Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.

15 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17: So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. 10So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. 11And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand. 11And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand.

16 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17: And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die. 12And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.

17 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17: And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. 13And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.

18 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17:8-16 Elijah’s announcement Elijah’s announcement 14For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth. 14For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth.

19 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17:8-16 she went and did she went and did 15And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. 15And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.

20 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17:8-16 according to the word of the LORD according to the word of the LORD 16And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah. 16And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah.

21 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17:8-16 “We are to be Vessels that God can use “We are to be Vessels that God can use We are to be Vessels that God can fill We are to be Vessels that God can fill

22 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith Proverb 3 Proverb 3 5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

23 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith II Cor 3:4-5 II Cor 3:4-5 4 And such trust have we through Christ to God- ward: 4 And such trust have we through Christ to God- ward: 5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; 5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;

24 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: 2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: 2 Corinthians 9:8 2 Corinthians 9:8

25 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith Phil 1:6 Phil 1:6 6 Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: 6 Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: Phil 2:13 Phil 2:13 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

26 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17:8-16 Give, and it shall be given unto you Give, and it shall be given unto you Luke 6:38 Luke 6:38 38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. 38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

27 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17:8-16 Give what you have so that God can give you more of what you need (God’s Spiritual Law) Give what you have so that God can give you more of what you need (God’s Spiritual Law) Gal 6:7-8 Gal 6:7-8 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (LOVE, FAITH, HOPE, JOY….) (LOVE, FAITH, HOPE, JOY….)

28 Let GOD use what you have already in your VESSEL Matt. 25:14-15 Matt. 25: For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. 14For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. 15And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. 15And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. 16Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. 16Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.

29 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17:8-16 But the man that had the one talent said But the man that had the one talent said Matt 25: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. Matt 25: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.

30 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17:8-16 And the Lord was displeased with him and said And the Lord was displeased with him and said Matt. 25: Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. Matt. 25: Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. 29For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. 29For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. 30And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 30And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

31 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17:8-16 GIVE GIVE GIVE GIVE Luke 6:38 38Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. Luke 6:38 38Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

32 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17:8-16 Prov. 28:27 Prov. 28:27 27He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse. 27He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

33 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17:8-16 Mark 12:41-44 Mark 12: And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. 41And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. 42And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. 42And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. 43And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: 43And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:

34 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17:8-16 Luke 4: But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; Luke 4: But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; 26But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow 26But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow

35 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17:8-16 James 5: 17 James 5: 17 17Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. 17Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. 18And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. 18And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

36 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17:8-16 Matthew 17 Matthew 17 1And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 1And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 2And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. 3And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.

37 An Empty Vessel Made Full and Overflowing by Faith 1 Kings 17:8-16 Matt 6:33 Matt 6:33 33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.


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