Monday, August 07, 2006

Abundant Living - Opening Remarks

This is a teaching you'll want to take heed to.

There are way to many people living in beneath what God intended for them. Is that to say that everybody will be rich and living in a mansion? No it's not. "A person living in abundance has peace in their heart, finances to take care of their basic needs and financial ability and willingness to give to the Lord's work and others."

I wanted to take this time to get you ready for the upcoming series on "Abundant Living." The key note scripture I'll be using is John 10:10 where it talks about the role of Satan and the role of Jesus regarding our lives. If Satan has a purpose for our lives we have to certainly understand that God has a plan for our lives that's totally contrary. If Satan wants our lives ultimately destroyed, God must want us to have lives that are full of His abundance.

The place we must come to is not faltering between two opinions as it's spoken of in I Kings 18:20. We have to settle in our hearts that God wants us to live in abundance or settle for whatever Satan brings our direction. When Jesus spoke the words in John 10:10 about the thief coming to steal, kill and destroy, He meant what He said. The fact is that many of us have experienced the efforts of the thief in our lives. Isn't it about time we begin expecting the words that Jesus spoke about us to be just as real. He said, "I come that they may have life and have it more abundantly." Either He was kidding or He meant it. The truth is it's not for us to decide. After all, He is the way the truth and the life.

My prayer is that you're ready - not getting ready - to receive what the Lord has for you. Begin to think of the way you'll be serving the Lord because you have your needs met and you have more to give to extending His kingdom.

This teaching will be taking place on Sunday nights @ CentrePoint. I'll be posting it here on this blog and on occasion I'll be recording some highlights on my podcast. Keep checking back to hear the testimonies of people who are receiving the word and starting to live the abundant life.

Stay blessed,

Pastor Cedric Reynolds
6251 Schaefer Avenue
Chino, CA 91710
(909) 591-7555
We meet Sunday @ 10:00 am

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Pastor Cedric said...

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Pastor Cedric
p.s. If you made it this far, you've done well.

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