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October 6, 2020 8:00 am
Can rain the sun can shine Dr. Tony Evans is of nothing sprouting in the field of your life. You may have skipped something really important. This is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans father speaker, pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative, you can't grow what you don't. So it's a simple as that for today.
Dr. Evans will tell us about planting grace seeds in the return. God promises when we do, let's join us that God is called the law of the harvest need to understand this law because this is how things work following the exception of America against chapter 9, first of all why this law is important to explain the moment, but you need to understand the context of this law is in the last verse of second Corinthians 9. Thanks be to God for his indescribable thanks be to God for his indescribable gift. Again, thanks be to God for his indescribable gift when you can calls it indescribable beyond words and vocabulary accurately and sufficiently articulate what is. It is for. It is beyond description that good against that great chain.
I want to know about the change of the question is what is proper to ask you what the gift is I'm sure I would get a number of answers to what the gift is is actually in the passage we tell you what this gift is that he can't describe beyond description. The gift in verse eight says, and God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything you may have an abundance for every good work. Again, and God is a to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything you may have an abundance for every gift that God has given each one of us that is beyond Paul's ability to articulate is the gift of grace, that is the word that makes Christianity different than every other religion ever known to mankind the gift of grace even brings out in the verse before his great verse Thanksgiving verse 14. While they also by prayer on your behalf. Your for you because of the surpassing greatness of God in you surpassing grace you have been.
We have been given a gift that will blow your mind and it is the gift of grace which we don't know what grace is and you don't understand that you will not be able to maximize the gift that you forgive call drinks. My kids gave me a gift was the gift for Christmas they gave me the gift of an iPad that was supposed to make life easy for me, yellow pad, got you know all of my life doing all of my stuff on yellow.
Not everybody knows me know I'm not technocrat.
I'm not the God who is really in the technology, but they gave me a gift that was able to do exceedingly above and beyond all that the gifts that that would remember stuff for me to get the court stuff for me to get to take pictures for me to get to gift for free apps don't have any apps yellow pad I got a flashlight I want to keep, stop and file folder that the file folder is an four people all the all sufficient way you used to always waited not sufficiency something that is all sufficient. When I been given a gift that would make life simpler and easier and more orderly and only have to remember one thing, but because I'm so use the how it's always been. I have not only you indescribable gift called doing the best I can with this illustration.
Grace will supply God's goodness doing what we cannot and could never be able to do for also the toys that you buy your children, and even. But don't say you need battery for the spring. The work you need and the batteries are not included grace and includes God only has provided sufficiency in every included the power supply includes battery, it is all gone.
Supply source to do it for you to experience all that he has promised and provided think about as long as you have long been around the grass tree around used up all the oxygen in other words there's more than enough water for more than enough people even though we are dealing with. Why because there's more than grace. What I just described. When I call common grace what God is providing his children in special grace you get what's general to all you get what special for you is called grace, what God has provided for shall have to create water and have to create foliage and will have to create oxygen all ready provided and it was more than grace principle of grace. And he says in verse eight God is to make all grace abound to you so that way all everything you you will have you grace for them.
It's no longer grace. But what you do is access. Grace all of us here today have a relationship with the electric company. If you got electricity you got a relationship of electricity to your house. Electricity gives you want to do everything else to run whatever you need, run by electricity in your house now.
Your relationship with the electric company supply electricity but what it is called flip the switch is in your house it gives you access to electricity but you must plug in the refrigerator. You must plug in the toaster you must plug in electric can opener you must turn on the electric stole the electric company is going to give you the ability to access more than you need, because that electricity for you and themselves. So when you buy some. You have to call for new electricity.
The power is from the plant you simply access the races. Grace is what God supplies.
But what grace does not do is access the supply, you must assess what God has provided. Unlike the electric company at no cost to you because the price has already been paid. So grace applies if Jesus for what God says you must access the grace sick with me.
God is supply grace.
Jesus, for payment, you must access the grace have nothing to do with the electric company would you leave the special grace on access. Dr. Evans will come back to show us how to flip on grace access switch just a moment but first I wanted to let you know the time is running out for you to take advantage of our current special offer. It starts with all six full-length lessons in Tony's current serious return on investment. It also includes the companion study guide that makes it perfect for use with your small group as well as your personal devotions. If you contact us by tomorrow. Will send you this return on investment study packages or thank you gift when you make a contribution toward Tony's ministry. Make a point of visiting us right firstname.lastname@example.org or call her 24 hour resource request line at 1-800-800-3222 and get details before time runs out. I have our contact information again after part two of our message and this Democrats, Republicans and independents. They all claim God is on their side. Dr. Tony says we all need to line up on God's side.
God must, if you call yourself a Christian. That's why the Tony of an screening center just introduced an exciting new course. How should Christians vote an in-depth look at what every believer needs to know before stepping into the voting booth where God stands on the levers depend on the lot to guide our lives. This course will equip you to stop changing books comes to politics ration taxation abortion nation to God about what the nation wants to how should Christians vote course will teach you to sort of spin-talk this election year and make a truly godly decision at the polls to help with content from Tony probing discussion questions access to full-length messages in an online discussion forum where you can ask specific questions and get detailed answers. Visit Tony seven's.org today and connect with the Tony of and screening center fathers wanted to, that we access this grace. Grace must be accessed if you understand how to access this grace cannot be described number one on their so now I he sells, you will see, hear her say this verse because it is not possible you can get this web that have not been seen so it's people, the child wanting to miss so they want God to see so you may want to mess with the selling of the sea and go and possible spiritual you are that will be no comments, no matter how much churches go to Bible study or prayers you give because sewing must always precede so you would need the question is, did you plan to see it can ring the sun can shine. Nothing's going to happen because when it comes to experiencing God's grace, it must be accessed to it all depends on what you so whether you so but it depends on what you so you plant a seed, you will get a pantry if you plan and see three because I shared with you last time. Genesis 112 says that when God created patient and fruit. He put so reproduces after its own, so you one thing and be looking for nothing you plan to be pregnant and you expect that's why Luke 638 and will be given to you and what you what you receive. So you need to plan so that it can replicate what the Bible says in Galatians 7647 whatever man so that shall he also reap. For good or for bad.
What you saw was what you reap also depends on how much you so verse six now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, he who sows bountifully will reap from the cancel AC looking for 15 acres worth of produce to the future so sparingly. Bearing results bountifully from bountiful sins because that's how you got 50 make it work before you want to come up with the following people want this law of a blessing from heaven when they sold nothing or very little text harvested parens on where you so say I want some squash and so I sprinkle watermelon seeds on the carpet here. I will not suppose associate ranks some conceivable planet all over the carpet here. I'm going to wait long for one the ground because I see in that which cannot respond, you just plan anyway you have to plant in that which is aimed to receive the scene in which is that's why he says now he who supplies seed grant for food while you sleep showing an increase in righteousness, you will and everything which is producing Thanksgiving. So what is good soil to invest in, which will allow you to legitimately give things to God. Can I give thanks to God when I'm placing this soil. I can give thanks to God or not because if I can give thanks to God. That's not where this goes because is not conducive for good. Something I can I can connect God to connect God to because that will determine whether goals are not it benefits others gives a basis for Thanksgiving's depends on when you so when you so you plant a seed or whatever it is you are needing to come out tomorrow looking for you plan to save the day and see a group tomorrow. There is a gap between sowing and reaping always always watches just because there is a gap nothing happened is just happening underneath the ground stop is taken place stop movement seems all because you don't see anything finally depends on what you so why you so notice in verse 10 in the verse by saying your seed for sowing in the increase of the harvest of your righteous is God interested in meeting you need as long as meeting you needed to make you a better person see a lot of folk want to be blessed for blessing sake. Nevermind I like not will be better lifestyle to be better than a closer walk with God. Blessed be blessed. He's interested in the increase in your righteousness, not just the increase in your stuff in you getting a new car, you could be a more common driver in you getting a bigger house so that you could be more unrighteous getting a better wardrobe so that you can please the world. What how you love and not please him with how you and Jeff asked Col. he says I want to see the increase in righteousness. I was closer to me. This is not just the right person to make all grace abound to you, but he wants to make sure the grays have made a better you not made. You will grace all of this was God doing what you're telling me I have to so will see but did you see the verse verse says he gives see you even get the seed by grace.
Why, because it whatever God gives, he puts the seed in it for the next thing you me God is got this thing. So, that once he meets and includes receipt, includes sleep for you to replant the faith commitment me, save selling see what you plant the same was bigger than what you put in turn this thing around. The Bible calls this grace grace because once grace opens up the more great more grace to be so. Dr. Tony Evans will come back with a quick closing comment just a moment the first of the concept of God's grace in your life is new to you. Visit Tony Evans.org today and follow the link that says Jesus there. 20 will explain everything you need to know about what being a real Christian is all about how to start a brand-new life again. That's 2011's.org and while you're there.
Get the complete full-length version of today's lesson. Just look for the details on the title. The law of the harvest, or better yet, get it is a part of Tony's current series return on investment. As I mentioned earlier we were offering CDs and digital downloads of all six messages in the series, along with the personal or group study guide that goes with them all as our thank you gift when you make a contribution to help us keep Tony's teaching on the station, but this special offer ends tomorrow, so be sure to contact us right away at 20 of the start or for the details. That's Tony Evans.org or call 1-800-800-3222 and let one of our resource team members help you. That's 1-800-800-3222 tomorrow. Dr. Evans will tell us more about the importance of being a conduit of blessings as he explains why reaping isn't always about keeping right now though he's back with his brief final thought for today is to make all grace, so that there is no for you to do good things. So, thanks be to God is describable grace the alternative with Dr. Tony have been alternative is made possible by the generous confusion of listeners