GREATER WORKS – Part 3 – Harbor Church

GREATER WORKS – Part 3

Sermon Notes: THE POWER OF THREE

 Hebrews 10:24 NIV

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.

 Three power verses concerning You, God and Others.

 Hebrews 10:23-25 AMP

23 Let us seize and hold tightly the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is reliable and trustworthy and faithful [to His word]; 24 and let us consider [thoughtfully] how we may encourage one another to love and to do good deeds, 25 not forsaking our meeting together [as believers for worship and instruction], as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more [faithfully] as you see the day [of Christ’s return] approaching.

The Number Three is a Power Number!

One obvious meaning of the number three is the Trinity: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. In a general sense, number three in the Bible also signifies growth and reproduction.

Hebrews 10:24 NIV

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.

 

“To” speaks of “produce, production and reproduce.”

 God wants you to produce and reproduce “acts of love and good works” and He has given us the necessary tools to do it. And God things often come in threes.

“There are times that “one” just won’t do. Sometimes “one” is not enough. Sometimes, if you want to look back and see that this time you really won, you need more than one. There is power in numbers. “Two is better than one, but sometimes, and in some situations, three is even better than two. One times one is still one, yet two times two is four, while three times three is 6. Six is the number of man, and sometimes when we find ourselves stuck in our humanity we need three-times the power to get out of where we are, and on the road to where we are going, our destiny, the places and purposes that God has for us.”

2 Kings 13:14-18

Elisha’s Final Prophecy

14 When Elisha was in his last illness, King Jehoash of Israel visited him and wept over him. “My father! My father! I see the chariots and charioteers of Israel!” he cried.

15 Elisha told him, “Get a bow and some arrows.” And the king did as he was told. 16 Elisha told him, “Put your hand on the bow,” and Elisha laid his own hands on the king’s hands.

17 Then he commanded, “Open that eastern window,” and he opened it. Then he said, “Shoot!” So he shot an arrow. Elisha proclaimed, “This is the Lord’s arrow, an arrow of victory over Aram, for you will completely conquer the Arameans at Aphek.”

18 Then he said, “Now pick up the other arrows and strike them against the ground.” So the king picked them up and struck the ground three times. 19 But the man of God was angry with him. “You should have struck the ground five or six times!” he exclaimed. “Then you would have beaten Aram until it was entirely destroyed. Now you will be victorious only three times.”

God wants you to live completely. He wants you to be completely victorious over the world, the flesh, and the devil.

 2 Corinthians 9:8

And God is able to make all grace [every favor and earthly blessing] come in abundance to you, so that you may always [under all circumstances, regardless of the need] have complete sufficiency in everything [being completely self-sufficient in Him] and have an abundance for every good work and act of charity.

COMPLETE – having all necessary parts, elements, or steps. Total and absolute.

Are you settling for some victory? Partial victory? A little victory? Are you won of those “certain people” who will not settle for anything less that complete victory?

 

God has given us Three Arrows that, if used, will lead to our complete victory.

 

These are the arrows that Jesus speaks of in Matthew 6.

THE ARROWS OF PRAYING – FASTING – GIVING

 Matthew 6:16-34

 

“WHEN YOU FAST.”

“WHEN YOU PRAY.”

“WHEN YOU GIVE”

 

Abraham’s servant is sent on a mission, and he needed the help of the Lord for complete success.

Genesis 24 NLT

12 “O Lord, God of my master, Abraham,” he prayed. “Please give me success today, and show unfailing love to my master, Abraham. 13 See, I am standing here beside this spring, and the young women of the town are coming out to draw water. 14 This is my request. I will ask one of them, ‘Please give me a drink from your jug.’ If she says, ‘Yes, have a drink, and I will water your camels, too!’—let her be the one you have selected as Isaac’s wife. This is how I will know that you have shown unfailing love to my master.”

15 Before he had finished praying, he saw a young woman named Rebekah coming out with her water jug on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel, who was the son of Abraham’s brother Nahor and his wife, Milcah.16 Rebekah was very beautiful and old enough to be married, but she was still a virgin. She went down to the spring, filled her jug, and came up again. 17 Running over to her, the servant said, “Please give me a little drink of water from your jug.”

18 “Yes, my lord,” she answered, “have a drink.” And she quickly lowered her jug from her shoulder and gave him a drink. 19 When she had given him a drink, she said, “I’ll draw water for your camels, too, until they have had enough to drink.” 20 So she quickly emptied her jug into the watering trough and ran back to the well to draw water for all his camels.

1. Pray BIG, BOLD, SPECIFIC PRAYERS

 Vs 33: “Then food was served. But Abraham’s servant said, “I don’t want to eat until I have told you why I have come.”

 

 2. Be willing to push away from the table and the things of this world for the answers and breakthroughs needed.

Matthew 17:21

“However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”

 

3. Have a willing heart to GIVE.

 10 “Then he loaded ten of Abraham’s camels with all kinds of expensive gifts from his master, and he traveled to distant Aram-naharaim.”

 

“WHEN YOU FAST.”

“WHEN YOU PRAY.”

“WHEN YOU GIVE”

 Philippians 2:13 NLT

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Hi

“GREATER WORKS”

 

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