|The Five S’s of the Christian
John 1:12-1:12 - June 22,
(John 1:12 KJV) But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become
the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
A. Family of God is our position
B. He give us direction because we are sons.
(Rom 8:14 KJV) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,
they are the sons of God.
C. The world is looking for an answer and it much come
through God’s sons.
(Rom 8:19 KJV) For the earnest expectation of the creature
waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
D. The best is yet to come in our relationship with the Lord.
(1 John 3:1 KJV) Behold, what manner of love the Father hath
bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world
knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
(1 John 3:2 KJV) Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it
doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we
shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
(Mat 10:24 KJV) The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above
A. Being a servant brings greatness.
(Mat 20:27 KJV) And whosoever will be chief among you, let
him be your servant:
1. God showed me faithfulness is greatest
a. One day while I
was praying deep in the Holy Spirit. I asked the Lord to use me in a great way
for His Glory. He spoke to my heart and said "Greatness with the Lord is not How
big? How wonderful? How many? but that His measure stick is ’FAITHFULNESS’!
On that last day when we stand before
Him, He will ask only how faithful we were with what He gave us to do.
(Mat 25:21 KJV) His lord said unto
him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a
few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of
(Titus 1:7 KJV) For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not
self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy
A. Soulwinning is wisdom
(Prov 11:30 KJV) The fruit of the righteous is a tree of
life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
B.God loves all souls and wants them to be saved.
(Ezek 18:4 KJV) Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of
the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall
1. Jesus is the Shepherd and Bishop
of our souls.
(1 Pet 2:25 KJV) For ye were as sheep
going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
(2 Tim 2:3 KJV) Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus
(2 Tim 2:4 KJV) No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this
life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
A. We are in a battle and need the whole armor of God.
(Eph 6:10 KJV) Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord,
and in the power of his might.
(Eph 6:11 KJV) Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be
able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
(Eph 6:12 KJV) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness
of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
(Eph 6:13 KJV) Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of
God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to
(Eph 6:14 KJV) Stand therefore, having your loins girt about
with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
(Eph 6:15 KJV) And your feet shod with the preparation of the
gospel of peace;
(Eph 6:16 KJV) Above all, taking the shield of faith,
wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
(Eph 6:17 KJV) And take the helmet of salvation, and the
sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
(Eph 6:18 KJV) Praying always with all prayer and
supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and
supplication for all saints;
(Eph 6:19 KJV) And for me, that utterance may be given unto
me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
(Eph 6:20 KJV) For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that
therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
B. God has given us the complete protection as we go forward.
He does not give us an armour for the back. The reason He nevers expects us to
be defeated. Victory is ours. We can not lose for winning, we can not go under
for going over. Praise the Lord for the 5 S’s of our calling.
God bless you and yours!
On behalf of this generation,
Your friends in the service of Christ,
Tony and Marge Abram
Abundant Life Crusades
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