THE POWER OF FAITHFULNESS PART 2- 20170917

God requires faithfulness in all the totality of our lives.  He wants us to be faithful in everything and all things because He’s faithful in everything and all things as it written in the parable of talents.  Unfaithfulness is one of the major challenges in the world even in the midst of God’s people. Faithfulness is a pillar of destiny while unfaithfulness is a killer of destiny.  (Parable of talents – Matt. 25:14:30)

A.   AREAS OR SCOPE OF OUR FAITHFULNESS

1.   Our Service To God – God expects us that as stewards, we must work.  Eph. 6:5-9; Mark 13:34

–      Your Church attendance is important to God

–      Your prayer life – Luke 18:1

–      Your giving life – Tithes, Offerings, First Fruits, Seed or sacrificial giving. Luke 6:38; Mal. 3:8-10

–      Your obedience to God’s constituted authority – Heb 13:17

–      Your relationship with other believers in the church

–      Your service must be consistent and continuous – 1 Cor. 15:58

2.   Our Watchfulness and Giving – Luke 6:38

–      We must watch in prayer and fasting. Mark 13:33-35; 1 Thess. 5:17

–      We must watch in keeping the unity of the spirit. Eph. 4:1

–      We must give our time to God.

–      We must give our talents to God and use it to His glory

–      We must give our treasures to God. It is not only money but anything that has a value.

“Live as if Christ died yesterday, rose this morning and is coming back tomorrow” – Martin Luther

 3.   Our Capability To Work For God – There is no limit to what God can achieve through us. Phil. 2:13

–      God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called. 1 Tim. 2:2

B.   Examples of Those who didn’t merit God’s use but He used them:

    1. Noah was a drunk – Gen. 9:21
    2. Abraham and Sarah were too old to give birth – Gen. 21
    3. Isaac was a day dreamer but still gave birth to Esau and Jacob
    4. Jacob was a terrible liar – God is still God of Jacob
    5. Joseph was abused by his siblings. Gen. 37
    6. Moses was tongue was tied (stammer) – Exo. 3
    7. Gideon was a fearful – Jud. 6:11
    8. Samson was a flirt – Jug. 16
    9. Joshua was a servant of Moses – Exo. 33:11; Num. 11:28
    10. Rahab was a prostitute – Josh. 2; Josh 6:17
    11. Jeremiah and Timothy were too young. Jer. 1
    12. David was an adulterer and murderer (He killed took Uriah’s wife and killed Uriah)
    13. Elijah was suicidal – 1 Kgs 19:4
    14. Jonah ran from God – Jon. 1
    15. Naomi was a widow. Ruth 1-4
    16. Ruth was a Moabitess (The enemy of God) – Deut. 23:3
    17. Job was bankrupt – Job 1
    18. Peter denied Jesus Christ – Matt. 26:70-75
    19. Zacchaeus was too short – Luke 19:3
    20. Martha was a ‘worrier’ – Luke 10:40-41
    21. The Samaritan woman was divorced, 5 times – John 4:16-18
    22. The disciples of Christ fell asleep while praying in the Garden of Gethsemane – Matt. 26:40

Conclusion: God is not looking for perfect or able men to use but He’s all out looking for imperfect and men without abilities who are faithful to make them perfect and vessel unto honour. God can still use you in spite of your weaknesses and struggles. Are you ready to be faithful? Ask God this morning for the grace to be faithful in everything and in all things.

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Pastor Sunday Adeola is dynamic young missionary with hardened passion for souls winning. He's a trained Banker as a profession but works as full time missionary due to the call of God upon his life. His desires are to see the Kingdom of God established on earth and to help the youths in his community at any time to discover, develop and deploy their potentials. He's an erudite preacher and teacher of the Word of God as well as capacity to motivate people around him in actualizing their set goals and fulfil their dreams. He's married to a woman and blessed with godly children.

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