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INTRODUCTION Christians receive material and spiritual blessings in super-abundance. This concept is communicated via several related Greek words.
THE MAIN VERB The Greek verb perisseuō means “to be over and above, to be in abundance, abound, to cause something to exist in abundance, cause to abound.” It was used by the Greeks of a flower going from a bud to full bloom.
RELATED NOUNS The related feminine noun perisseia, derived from the aforementioned verb, means “superfluity, i.e., that which is beyond the regular or expected amount, a surplus or abundance.” It was used by the Greeks to describe an excess of ear wax. Finally, for the sake of our present study, consider the neuter noun perisseuma, also derived from the aforementioned verb, which means “superfluity, i.e., a condition of great plenty, abundance, fullness; that which remains above and beyond.”
THE HEART The human heart may be filled with good or evil (Matt. 12:34-35; Luke 6:45; James 1:21). Is your life filled with the blessings of God, or the accursedness of sin?
SUPER ABUNDANT BLESSINGS Blessings that We Abundantly Receive Blessings that We Abundantly Share
MATERIAL BLESSINGS The example of the leftover fragments demonstrates Christ’s ability to provide (Matt. 14:20; 15:37; Mark 8:8; Luke 9:17; John 6:12, 13). The example of the prodigal son demonstrates God’s abundant provision for His own (Luke 15:17). However, let us remember the need for balance and contentment (Luke 12:15; 1 Cor. 8:8; Phil. 4:12, 18).
SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS God abundantly provides comfort (2 Cor. 1:5). God abundantly grants grace (Rom. 5:15, 17; Eph. 1:8). God abundantly bestows hope (Rom. 15:13). God abundantly reveals truth (Rom. 3:7; 2 Cor. 3:9).
BLESSINGS WE ABUNDANTLY GIVE We should abundantly share the gift of edification (1 Cor. 14:12; 2 Cor. 10:15; Phil. 1:25-26). The poor widow gave more abundantly than did the rich men who cast into the treasury of their surplus (Mark 12:44; Luke 21:4). In like manner, we should abundantly contribute to the needs of the saints (2 Cor. 8:2, 7, 14; 9:8, 12).
BLESSINGS WE ABUNDANTLY GIVE We should abundantly share the gift of love (Phil. 1:9; 1 Thess. 3:12; 4:10). We should abundantly share the gift of thanksgiving (2 Cor. 4:15; Col. 2:6-7). We should abundantly labor in the vineyard of the Lord (1 Cor. 15:58).
CONCLUSION Have you rendered full obedience to the gospel of Christ (Matt. 5:20; 1 Thess. 4:1)? Are you growing as an individual Christian (Matt. 13:12; 25:29)? Are we growing as a local church (Acts 16:5)?