“I BELIEVE GOD ……”
                                                             Acts 27:25 (828)

   Introduction
        A.  The Apostle Paul , as a prisoner, was being taken to Rome.

        B.  A storm developed and the people were fearful for their lives.  Acts 27: 13,14,18,20

        C.  Paul was given assurance by the all- powerful and all- knowing God that no one would
              be lost.  Acts 27:21-25

        D.  At times we need reassurance for “things” we believe, some of which we will consider.

    I.  I believe God-that He will care for His children.

        A.  Our Heavenly Father provide us with the necessities of life.  Matthew 6:24-34 (707)

        B.  God gives us spiritual blessings in Christ.  Ephesians 1:3 (863).  A few are ---------------                 
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  II.  I believe God-that those who give will receive.

        A.  Human nature says “I need to look out for myself.”  Etc.

        B.  The Bible teaches:

              1.  Galatians 6:7 (862)
              2.  2 Corinthians 9:6-11 (856)  
              3.  Malachi 3:8-11 (699)
              4.  Luke 6:38 (756)

  III.  I believe God- that eternity will be worth the cost of discipleship.  Luke 9: 23 (760)    

        A.  How some people think:

        B.  We can’t enjoy eternity without traveling the road that leads there.  Luke 6:20-23 (256)

        C.  Several promises:  Galatians 6:8 (862); 1 Peter1:3-5 (894); 2 Peter 3:12-13; Revelation  
              21:1-5 (916)

Conclusion

         A.  Review
         B.  Jeremiah 29:10-13 (679).  C. Invitation