God Gives Us what we Need

My God will use his wonderful riches in Christ Jesus to give you everything you need  (Philippians 4:19).

Central Theme:   God gives us what we need.

Introduction–I have an adding machine that can add up numbers and do all kinds of complicated math.  I sometimes use the adding machine to add up all the things I have.  But I cannot always know what I need. God knows and God knows that he will provide for all our needs. Have a member read Philippians 4:19.

I.     Show the book that you found with a letter in it written to God.

1.  It had a list of all our bills and a letter asking for God to help.

2.  I don‘t remember how that prayer/letter was answered but I do know that it was.

3.  I learned during those hard years that God provides for us what we need.

4.  We had to do our part–turn off A/C, etc.

II.     Tell the story of Elijah and the widow.

A. Elijah had told the King that there would not be any rain for three years.  And there was not.

B.  God provided for Elijah by sending birds.

C. He sent him to a widow with a little boy and told her to make him a cake with the last of the oil and flour.  She did and lived

III.     Jesus knows that we have needs.

A. He personally promised to give to us what we need.

B.  As I have loved Him over the years, I have seen He does that for us.

Conclusion:  God gives to us what we need and sometimes He does it in supernatural ways.  Sometimes He does it naturally.

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