GOSPEL READING: MATTHEW 7:7-11
PAGBASA SA EBANGHELYO NI SAN MATTHEW KABANATA PITO TALATA PITO HANGGANG LABING-ISA
7 "Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks will receive, and anyone who seeks will find, and the door will be opened to those who knock. 9 Would any of you who are fathers give your son a stone when he asks for bread? 10 Or would you give him a snake when he asks for a fish? 11 As bad as you are, you know how to give good things to your children. How much more, then, will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
Intro : What Is The Most Powerful Prayer?
= the Shortest and the Most Powerful Prayer in the World
1 Corinthians 4:20
20 For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of words but of power.
18 Jesus drew near and said to them, "I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, 20 and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.
7# TRUTH BEHIND TITHING AND GIVING THAT CAN TOTALLY CHANGE OUR LIVES IF WE FULLY UNDERSTAND, BELIEVE AND DO IT
1. TITHING ENSURES THAT OUR NEEDS WILL BE MET- MATTHEW 6:33
2. TITHING REMINDS US THAT GOD IS THE TRUE OWNER & GIVER OF EVERYTHING - 1TIMOTHY 6:17-18
3. TITHING GUARDS US CHRISTIANS FROM SELFISHNESS - ACTS 20:35
4. TITHING HELPS US TO KEEP OUR PRIORITIES - LUKE 12:34
5. GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER - 2CORINTHIANS 9:6-12
6. GOD IS PLEASED BY OUR OBEDIENCE - MALACHI 3:10
7. GOD IS HONORED BY OUR FAITHFULNESS - Luke 16:10-12,PROVERBS 3:9
BUILDING A POWERFUL PRAYER WITH A STRONG FAITH IN JESUS
1- Come To Jesus With Faith - Jeremiah 33:3-4
2-Believe That God Is Not Limited - Jeremiah 23:24
3-Ask God For Wisdom With A Grateful Heart - Proverbs 2:6-8
4-Let God Speak To You Through His Word
5-Don't Lose Hope- Keep On Praising God - Sirach 2:14-16
6-Keep Your Eyes On Jesus - Proverbs 4:25 / Hebrews 12:2
7-Put God First In Your Life - Mark 12:29-30
1- COME TO JESUS WITH FAITH - JEREMIAH 33:3-4
3 "Call to me, and I will answer you; I will tell you wonderful and marvelous things that you know nothing about. 4 I, the Lord, the God of Israel, say that the houses of Jerusalem and the royal palace of Judah will be torn down as a result of the siege and the attack.
2-BELIEVE THAT GOD IS NOT LIMITED - JEREMIAH 23:24
24 No one can hide where I cannot see them. Do you not know that I am everywhere in heaven and on earth?
3-ASK GOD FOR WISDOM WITH A GRATEFUL HEART - PROVERBS 2:6-8
6 It is the Lord who gives wisdom; from him come knowledge and understanding. 7 He provides help and protection for those who are righteous and honest. 8 He protects those who treat others fairly, and guards those who are devoted to him.
4-LET GOD SPEAK TO YOU THROUGH HIS WORD - HEBREWS 1:1-4
1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors many times and in many ways through the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us through his Son. He is the one through whom God created the universe,
the one whom God has chosen to possess all things at the end. 3 He reflects the brightness of God's glory and is the exact likeness of God's own being, sustaining the universe with his powerful word. After achieving forgiveness for the sins of all human beings, he sat down in heaven at the right side of God, the Supreme Power.4 The Son was made greater than the angels, just as the name that God gave him is greater than theirs.
5-DON'T LOSE HOPE- KEEP ON PRAISING GOD - SIRACH 2:14-16
14 Doom is sure to come for those who lose their hope. What will they do when the Lord comes to judge them? 15 Those who fear the Lord do not disobey his commands; those who love him will live as he wants them to live. 16 Those who fear and love the Lord will try to please him and devote themselves to the Law.
6-KEEP YOUR EYES ON JESUS - PROVERBS 4:25
25 Look straight ahead with honest confidence; don't hang your head in shame.
2 Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from beginning to end. He did not give up because of the cross! On the contrary, because of the joy that was waiting for him, he thought nothing of the disgrace of dying on the cross, and he is now seated at the right side of God's throne.
7-PUT GOD FIRST IN YOUR LIFE - MARK 12:29-30
29 Jesus replied, "The most important one is this: 'Listen, Israel! The Lord our God is the only Lord. 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.'
Conclusion: 2 peter 3:16-18
16 This is what he says in all his letters when he writes on the subject. There are some difficult things in his letters which ignorant and unstable people explain falsely, as they do with other passages of the Scriptures. So they bring on their own destruction.17 But you, my friends, already know this. Be on your guard, then, so that you will not be led away by the errors of lawless people and fall from your safe position. 18 But continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory, now and forever! Amen
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