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SERMON: October 14th, 2018 “Jabez Prayer – ‘Expand My Territory – Shouldn’t It Be Thy Territory?”

Pastor Dave Sarsons
October 15, 2018

SERMON: October 14th, 2018 “Jabez Prayer – ‘Expand My Territory – Shouldn’t It Be Thy Territory?”

Jabez was the one who prayed to God in 1 Chronicles 4:10 New Living Translation (NLT) “… “Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all that I do, and keep me from all trouble and pain!” And God granted him his request.”  But shouldn’t we be praying expanding God’s territory instead of expanding my territory?  When we want to and concentrate on expanding our own territory then we lose sight of God – if God isn’t enough then nothing else will be either.  Our future is with God we need to move on from the past of our old selves and pursuit of things of this world and embrace our newly risen self and “… not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2.  We need to seek out the Lord personally ourselves and as Wendy Miller put it in her God Sightings “You know, I can talk until the cows come home about my God sightings, what He does and what He means to me, but once people experience Him for themselves … well, that changes everything.”

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