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May 6, 2022 8:00 am
Welcome to this edition of PowerPoint with Jack Graham a little later in the program will tell you how you can get the top brands booked men of God first hears the message and why take your Bibles down turn with me to Isaiah chapter 51 to speak to you today about our future.
I will talk to you about your future in mind the title of the message is deep and why. Maybe you remember the little childhood song we sang in Sunday school deep and why even why there's a fountain flowing deep and wide and why people live in the why we are talking about going why and growing the best.
What Isaiah 54 is about look at it with me.
Beginning in verses 1 to 3 single parent, one who did not bear break forth into singing, and cry aloud you have not been in labor for the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her. Says the Lord did not hold back. So I do not hold that link to your cords, and strengthen your stay for you will spread abroad to the right and to the left and your offspring will possess the nations, and will people been desolate cities is what God is saying in this unique passage right on the heels of one of the most important passages in all the Bible Isaiah 53 when Messiah Jesus is promised he would come bear the sins of the world take our iniquities away take our sins away.
I don't ride on the heels of that right next to that great passage is are these words about Darren Israel broken lives in Israel people crying out to God in the ancient world. In the days of these prophets.
If you were not unable to bear children. It was a reproach and many meant women. He could not bear children would would be in deep sadness and happiness and cry out to God and pray a child we ought to always remember among our friends and in this fellowship. The women and man here crying out and praying that God would give the children important prayer, but in that day. The women were – to have children and they would cry out in their barrenness that God would give them a shot. Rachel was such a woman who cried out, she did not have a son. She cried out for a son say God, God give me a child or I will then that context, Israel was barren and God gave them a promise you who are bearing, you who are without child. Israel you're going to Florida you're going to spread out to the nation and did God keep that promise.
He certainly did. God has blessed Israel and to the nations and of course has established his land in Jerusalem. Once again, 1948 Israel became a nation.
Once again God is gathering his people, and in these last days, we know the Jewish people play a vital role in the future of the world and so much of what we see in the turmoil of the Middle East of courses related to Israel and Jerusalem. God says my people are always going to be here and they're going to flourish and those who bless Israel. God will bless God chose to bless Israel and he gave them children and more children. Now that is the primary application, but there is a personal application for us today. Those of us here in this church. Those of us who are spiritual Israel, if you will, that God has called us to create a family to bear children into the world.
Spiritual children because the church is not an organization to join.
It is a family to share. We are God for ever family and therefore we are to bring forth children. God wants to expand his family. Thus, you have those words that we paused in and looked at for just a moment we repeated them. If you're going to expand your family if you going to have more and more more children then you need to enlarge your house you need to enlarge or 10 they lived in tents.
Many of these were Bedouin shepherds and so he said link than those cords get wider courses your bad rooms onto your 10 onto your house and while you're lengthening those cords and no spares and make it because children are coming and then drive those states deeper into the ground because if you're going to expand the house and go go wider than you and I have to go deeper as well blessed winter storm come and blow it all away. So God is saying to his people to his church.
I'm in a keep giving you children. You're going to be fruitful you're going to be blessed beyond measure and there will be incredible joy in bearing spiritual children. Paul spoke of being a spiritual father. He said in first Corinthians 415 I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
He was talking to Christians at Corinth and he said I became your father to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Are you a spiritual father to anyone. Are you a spiritual mother bringing children into the world and expanding and enlarging God's house all is a tragedy if someone is physically, maternally bearing, but it is a greater tragedy if we are spiritually bear. If we don't have children, our own children, our own family, our friends are neighbors to bring into the kingdom of God like Rachel, he prayed give me children are I die. There was a Scottish preacher years ago at a bird and a brokenness for his homeland, Scotland, and he cried out over God's name was John not O God, give me's heartland or I I is that kind of passion and oh how we ought to cry out because there's nothing more wonderful. Nothing more joyous in life than bringing a spiritual child into the family of God, being a part of that process. That delivery system where we introduce bring people to Jesus in one sense, I would say my own life. This is certainly the greatest joys is my salvation on you know salvation is some way when I was converted as a child I didn't stand a lot about my salvation, but now that I know quite a bit about salvation. The Bible and the gospel. This is even greater in some sense when I see people say when I see people unwrap us like I like a boy at Christmas went.
When I give a gift now and see somebody unwrap it. There's greater joy in that than receiving a gift yourself such great joy well to have a spiritual family. Jesus has that joys to speak so that join Hebrews 10 of bringing many sons to glory.
Now God wants children in his family.
If you're a Christian, you are responsible to bring as many people in the family of God as possible.
If you're not a Christian. If you're not say you're welcome in the family of God. Our prayer is that you would know him and beat him this very day that you would believe in the one who died for you and rose again so that you can have eternal life to feel that they go whole in your heart to give you a brand-new life to forgive all your sins, the one you've been looking for what you been looking for your entire life is a relationship with God as many as received him, Jesus, to them gave me the right to be called the children of God, even to them who believe on his name you can become a child of God today. But just as God said to Israel, tear the walls down. Expand the place of your habitation. Only those cords expand and do not spare so are we. This way we are thinking more people for Christ more people into the family of God, greater things will God do not expect this personal you have family members and friends and neighbors and coworkers others in your life fellow student teammates classmates who don't know Jesus are you bearing spiritual fruit are you bringing forth fruit. Are you bearing children. Can you say can you say thank you Lord for the children that you're getting the Jesus said it clearly before he ascended to heaven from the Mount of olives, he said, you shall receive power, after the Holy Spirit is come upon you, and you shall be my witness to the ends of the earth starting right where you are and to the ends of the earth, and that he ascended, and the angel said he's coming back, and many of us believe that Jesus is coming back say when you look at the world today. The extreme violence of these satanic movements that are going on there something different there something this isn't headline hysteria.
I'm just saying that many people believe that we've come to a tipping point in history and that the future there. I believe Jesus said coming back in all to enlarge, grow, bring people. I believe God wants to do greater things you are listening to PowerPoint with Jack Graham in today's message deep and wide our world desperately needs men of God strong man who modeled gentleness lead with humility and speak the truth in love, we want to help you identify the traits of a real man of God I sending you Dr. Jack Graham's insightful book and of God our thanks for your gift today Internet Dr. Graham gives a biblical insight to what a true man of God, looks like to espouse his family and the world to request your copy of man of God: 800-7954 627-1800 795-4627 can also text PowerPoint to 59789 and don't forget to visit Jack Graham.org where you can shop our E store. Give a gift online or sign up for Dr. Graham's free daily email devotional our website again is Jack Graham.Margie now it's Québec. Today's message deep and wide believe in a God negatively. This is why I'm calling us to greater prayer these days to greater expectancy to me. Christians don't believe God to do anything except maybe taken to heaven someday. God wants to do greater things in your life. What are your holy ambition. One of the great desires that God is implanted into your heart. I remember is that as a teenager when God put it in my heart to preach the gospel. He gave me a desire to preach the gospel. I had no idea what that would me, but I'm I'm so grateful that I was able to fulfill and fulfilling God's purpose in my life that God did so much more than I could've ever imagined, or dream. The book of Revelation we are told that around the throne of God are people from every language in every nation and every tribe and every dialect and people from all over the world that I want to be born in the family of God around the throne of God. Millions.
Marion saw them praising God forever. We have a big God we have a great God that is bringing together a great family across the earth and we get to be a part of it. Don't limit God in your life expand your life. What are your dreams. What are your desires. What are your hopes what are your aspirations don't cut him all spare not leave the cord believe God because faith is a muscle that moves mountains. Some people are just there there little people you know why, physically small, I'm telling that they got small hearts and small visually got a little world. They just just just a little bit shriveled up. You know why they got a little God, the God is too small. If your God is too small. You won't dream but you won't do much knowing troubles and oppositions comes you will fall because you got a little God you think you were when you worry because you think your problem so big God can handle it. Can't can't can can you not trust God is God, not big enough in your life to handle what you're going through right now. Surely with so many others are.
God is so small we think of him as such small way that he's cut off his powers cut off in our lives believe God believe in a God who is being so I'm you know I'm I'm a little older now. I can't do what I used to do. Don't say that guy's got big plans for you. God has dreams for you if you're not bad you're not done.
Pray big prayers bold prayers that God use you believe God for greater things in your life and your family. There's no person, God cannot say no problem God cannot solve. No predicament. He cannot deal with in your life. Trust. So with that expand in large put your arms around the world. But there's one thing that I need to say before closing God not only wants to create a big family for ever. But until he comes. God expects us to care for his children, and minister to his family. We go wide, but we also go deep and this is why we have discipleship. This is why we teach God's word. That's the other side of the great commission make disciples and then matured aside, evangelism and discipleship are not mutually exclusive. We certainly don't want to be a mile wide and an inch deep.
When we expand the tent. We gotta make sure we are deepening the stakes and lengthening the courts the way we do that is to deepen the stakes I want to show you three ways that will deepen the stakes hat how you deep in the state.
There is first of all, the stake of biblical convictions, biblical preaching and teaching the word of God in errant and infallible. This is our strong conviction and we are driving this state deeper and deeper.
The world doesn't need superficial, shallow talks, people need the word of God not pop psychology, not just more programs.
Nothing can take away from the power and the effectiveness of the word of God.
So we're going to drive a man willing to drive down deep, the state of biblical conviction and stand upon the word of God.
Because if we don't guess what's gonna happen.
Are tents going to blow away. Jesus said not only utilize the world but you are the salt of the earth. He said if you if you lose your your saltiness.
What good are you except to be thrown away. The salt is always worthless. If is tasteless it it doesn't staying there's a sense in which the word of God's days and and penetrates into people's lives. We so often lost our saltiness because we've lost our conviction. It is is is like going to a coffee shop and ordering saw a decaf latte. That's just wrong. You know what I'm saying is wrong or are going somewhere in getting a tofu burger. What I want real coffee by Melina Hamberger. I want a real burger. I you know people don't want tofu.
They want truth drive give me the strong stuff. Give me the word of God. What I knew I had to stand behind this pool open and preach if I don't preach the word of the living God. We're going to drive down deep stakes of biblical conviction do that in your own life. Secondly drive down deep the stake of personal holiness and godliness. This generation is become way way to worldly and by that I mean what John said don't love the world nor the things of this world we are loving this world way way too much and becoming more and more like the world and some of the things that used to surprise us in shock as we discussed, well, we've lost our sense of conviction about morality and right and wrong. We don't have high and holy standard from God's word in this country. The longer we've got 50 shades of gray and a lot of Christians are living in the gray were compromised, compromised one of the things we need to be doing as a church is to drive down deep, again, the stakes of biblical godliness and holiness to pursue holiness as the Bible says holiness is not the way to Jesus. Jesus is the way the holiness to get closer to Jesus and become more and more like him to commit moral purity in God and if the best thing dad your children can ever say about you is my dad's a godly dad, my mom is that be the pursuit of your life drive that state. Deep down into your family and in your home into your life and into this church will be calling one another to the highest in the holiest of standard will be preaching right and wrong. In truth, because what God says is right is right and what God says is wrong is wrong. Adultery is wrong. Not because I said it, but because God says Katie is not because Jack Graham says so, but because God's word says so homosexuality is wrong is an abomination under God, not because some Baptist said so, but because the Bible says right and wrong and I'm through absolutely in the word of God so really a church that moves into the future effectively and brings many in the family of God. We gotta make sure that we not only go live. We drive down the stakes of biblical conviction and and personal godliness and holiness in one final thing to call you to faithfulness. Whatever happened people who are faithful to worship and faithful to attend and faithful to be committed and faithful to witness and faithful to tithe and faithful to serve faithful to minister to people faithful, be a faithful member and accountable member to God's church to me. Christians are not that painful anymore.
We will run here and there is great to take a vacation to be out when you need to be out of course but we just out for any reason these days.
Maybe we don't have something else to do will get what you driving on the stake in your life. All listening to PowerPoint with Jack Tran in today's message deep in my today's culture has so distorted the concept and some even reject it as toxic better world doesn't need less manly men.
We need more men of God, men who love Jesus make a letting husbands and fathers and lead as servants we like to help you uncover what God says about true masculinity by sending you Dr. Graham's man of God will gain difficult insight into how you with inventing your life kindling with purpose and passion in Christ first in living radically for him man of God is our thanks for your gift to help proclaim God's word to PowerPoint to request your copy when you call today: 800-795-4627 2010 795-4627 can also text PowerPoint to 59789 and don't forget to visit Jack Graham.org where you can shop our E store. Give a gift online or sign up for Dr. Graham's free daily email devotional our website again is Jack Graham.large pastor. What is your PowerPoint for today, I challenge you to share your faith and to do it faithfully. I know we get a little nervous and we are afraid of rejection or abuse or what ever, but the Holy Spirit will enable you to share your faith if you will commit to do it.
Remember you are a believer today because somebody someone shared the good news of Jesus Christ with you and let that be a motivation to you to share the gospel with others also remember you're not the one that's doing the converter you have to talk someone into something, but rather simply tell people about Jesus and what Jesus has done in your life and if you can share the gospel that Christ died for our sins and rose again and that if a person will put their faith in Christ and receive him. You will see the Holy Spirit will use you in ways that you can even imagine another thing that I would really challenge you to do and share your faith is to build a playlist of people you know who need to know Jesus.
There are friends in your life and relatives in your life and associates in your life and neighbors all around who needs Jesus so write their names down, put them in your Bible, your journal where you can write them but make a list.
It is your prayer list. It is your list to love others and bring them to Jesus. I promise you this, when you get concerned about people, God will open doors to give you the opportunity to share your faith, so get ready because God is going to use you that yesterday's PowerPoint remember when you give a gift to PowerPoint Cindy Dr. Graham's book man of God is our thanks. Call one 800-795-4627 1-800-795-4627.
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