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Using Your Platform

September 22, 2019 Speaker: Rev. Ryan C. Manners Series: Pastor Ryan Preaching Series

Topic: Growing as Disciples, The Platforms God Gives Us Passage: Luke 5:1–:11

      Worship in the Word                                 Rev. Ryan C. Manners

                                   "Using Your Platform" (Luke 5:1-11)

  • God owns it all, and it’s His loving nature is to bless His children, but He never blesses just so that we can sit on His blessing, but to steward it and use it to be a blessing to others! (Luke 5:4-7; Psalm 50:10-12; Matthew 7:11; Genesis 12:2)
  • When Jesus asks you to do something _________ ; it’s because He wants to test you by taking you out into ‘deeper waters’! (Luke 5:4-8)
    • Illogical – (Luke 5:4-8; Ephesians 5:18; Ephesians 3:20-21)
    • Counter-cultural - (Matthew 5:39-41, 43-44; Acts 2:14-42)
    • That requires faith filled risk! – (Luke 5:4-8; 9:3-6; 10:3-12)
    • That’s beyond you’re understanding! - (Proverbs 3:5-6)
  • To become a divine instrument of God’s abundant Blessing, you must demonstrate competency in two key areas:
    • Stewardship - (Psalm 67; Proverbs 11:25-31; Matthew 25:14-31)
    • Generosity - (2 Corinthians 8:9; 9:6-8; Galatians 6:6; Acts 2:44-45)
  • Jesus can/will give you just about anything if He knows that you’ll be willing to give it back to Him, so that it can be used as a platform for His Glory! (Luke 5:3-5; John 15:7-8; James 4:2-3; Matthew 16:25; Luke 17:33; Acts 2)
  • Jesus wants to give YOU a platform so He can show the whole world about Him through you! (Luke 5:10-11; Genesis 12:2; 50:20-21; Acts 9:15)
  • The ‘fruit from ‘using your platform’ will bless those around you! (Luke 5:7-11; Proverbs 11:25-31; Acts 2:44-45; Genesis 12:2; 50:20-21; Matthew 3)
  • Once upon the divinely appointed platform, what you ‘do’ gives weight to what you ‘say! (Luke 5:1-11; Acts 2:14; Philippians 3:13-14)
  • What ‘platform has God given you? How are you using it to reflect His Glory to a broken world?  Are you becoming a vessel of blessing to bless others

 

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