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April 19 th, 2015 Pastor David Kobelin How Big Is God’s Plan For My Life?
I.Living It – How have you lived knowing God is bigger than your relational, spiritual and financial struggles?
II.How Big Is God’s Plan For My Life? Abraham Moses David Jeremiah Paul Etc.
2 Corinthians 11:23-28 (NIV) 23 Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. 24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. 27 I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. 28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches.
III.We Were Created By God To a.L OVE H IM AND HAVE RELATIONSHIP WITH H IM b.L OVE OTHERS AND GROW IN FELLOWSHIP TOGETHER WITH THEM. c.B ECOME MORE LIKE J ESUS, G OD ’ S S ON. d.S ERVE OTHERS e.T ELL OTHERS ABOUT H IM
IV.Blind Bartimaeus Mark 10:46-52 (NIV) 46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus. 51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” 52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.
H E K NEW H E W AS B LIND H E K NEW H E N EEDED A M IRACLE, A ND H E K NEW J ESUS P ERFORMED T HEM Luke 4:18-19 (NIV) 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” H E W AS W ILLING T O B E A F OOL A ND T O B E P ERSISTENT H E W AS H ONEST H E B ELIEVED I N A ND T RUSTED I N J ESUS