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May 13, 2018 | Rev. Dr. K. Rick Baker

Left in Need: The Story of a Dead Prophet’s Family

2 Kings 4:1-7

Full Service

When serving God leaves you in need, how should you expect God to respond?

5 Faith-Builder Truths for Ministry-Hearted Women (and men)…

1. God will not leave his family to pay his debts (4:1; cf. 1 Kgs 18:3-4).
Living a life of faith can be expensive and risky

2. What you already have and are willing to get will likely be instrumental in what God will use (4:2; cf Ex 4:2).
How can I help you?
What do you have?

3. God won’t do for you what he wants faith in him to do in you (4:3-6a).
When you decide to put your hope in God, every decision from that point is a believe or disbelieve moment.

4. The size of God’s work in our lives is based on the size of our faith effort (4:6b; cf 2 Kgs 13:18; Lk 6:38).
Our ability to give, impacts what we are able to receive.
God didn’t run out of oil; she ran out of jars—God doesn’t run out of anything.

5. Are you going to use what God is willing to give you for his purposes or for your own (4:7)?
We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that the surpassing greatness of this power is of God and not from ourselves. (2 Cor. 4:7)
God’s treasure is a trust he risks on those who will be faithful.

Have you presented yourself to Jesus as an empty jar, seriously in debt, and willing to trust him to fill you?



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