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June 19, 2014

June 19, 2014

"Have You Claimed Your Inheritance?"

“I commit you to God and to the Word of His grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.”  Act 20: 32 NIV

Did you read that?  You have an inheritance.  It’s one of God’s promises to you.  An inheritance is what you rightly get for being part of a family.

If Warren Buffet were your father wouldn’t you want to be at the reading of his will?  If you forgo that, you might not know what’s rightfully due you.

When you become a follower of Jesus, you’re not just a believer.  You’re a “belonger.”  You become a part of God’s family.  Family privileges come with that decision.  One of them is a spiritual inheritance.

The Bible is the book that reveals your inheritance to you.  If you never read it, you won’t know what’s coming to you and that would be foolish.  God wants you to know and to grow so that you know what’s available to you.

The aim of the Bible is to help you live out the purpose God has for your life; it’s God’s inheritance that’s due to you.  God wants you to be thoroughly equipped for what you’ve been made to do.  To do that, He does four things through scripture.

He teaches you – God shows you the path on which you should walk.

He rebukes you – God shows you when you’re off the path.

He corrects you – God shows you how you can get back on the path.

He trains you – God shows you how you can stay on the path.

That’s how God’s Word helps you grow and you get that great inheritance God has prepared for you.

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don