Sun, Jun 23, 2013 at 7:00am to 2:00pm CDT

Today's Text

Ephesians 3:14-20 NASB

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,

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Introduction

(A) Review (B) No fruit or much fruit (John 15:1-8)

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Dominant Thought

What will happen when I let God's fullness dominate my life?

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PT IV

I Will Be Anxious to Do HEROIC Deeds for God

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PT IV

Ephesians 3:20 NASB

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,

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(A)

Hero's act because of their FAITH

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(A)

Hebrews 11:7-10, Hebrews 11:17-18, Hebrews 11:24-26, Hebrews 11:32-34 NASB

By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith. By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise; for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son; it was he to whom it was said, "In Isaac your descendants shall be called." By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward. And what more shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets, who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.

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(B)

Hero's believe in GOD'S power not their OWN

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(B)

2 Corinthians 3:5 NASB

Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God,

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(C)

Hero's know they are GIFTED by God

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(C)

1 Peter 4:10-11 NASB

As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

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(D)

Hero's are ZEALOUS for opportunities to serve

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(D)

Titus 2:14 NASB

who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.

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(E)

Hero's understand grace not only SAVES me but calls me to SERVE

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(E)

Ephesians 2:10 NASB

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

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(F)

Hero's are not AFRAID because there are only a few who accept the challenge

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(F)

Matthew 9:37 NASB

Then He *said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.

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(G)

Hero's see God working even in the most EVIL times

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(G)

Acts 19:13-20 NASB

But also some of the Jewish exorcists, who went from place to place, attempted to name over those who had the evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, "I adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches." Seven sons of one Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. And the evil spirit answered and said to them, "I recognize Jesus, and I know about Paul, but who are you?" And the man, in whom was the evil spirit, leaped on them and subdued all of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. This became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, who lived in Ephesus; and fear fell upon them all and the name of the Lord Jesus was being magnified. Many also of those who had believed kept coming, confessing and disclosing their practices. And many of those who practiced magic brought their books together and began burning them in the sight of everyone; and they counted up the price of them and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So the word of the Lord was growing mightily and prevailing.

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(H)

Hero's do all for God's GLORY

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(H)

Ephesians 3:21 NASB

to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

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(I)

Hero's know only God can judge the IMPORTANCE of our deeds

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(I)

Matthew 10:42 NASB

And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward."

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