Daniel Fast 2023

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Message Text

2 Corinthians 9:6-8

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

Message Notes

1. Every Circumstance

Phil 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

God is and will provide in every circumstance all that you need to accomplish His will in your life.

2. Regardless of the need.

The severity of the need will determine peoples level of involvement.

God is not deterred by an impossible situation or an insurmountable obstacle. He is able and capable and willing no matter how big the problem or need is.

3. All that you need.

Phil 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

God is enough for everything we need. He doesn’t provide half way but all the way. Complete.

4. Abound in every good work.

Miriam Webster : to be present in large numbers or in great quantity : to be prevalent

a business in which opportunities abound errors and inconsistencies abound 2: to be copiously supplied —used with in or with

God has set us up to abound. To not just do a couple good things but to have good works present in large numbers.

Luke 12:16 And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. 17 He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ 18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. 19 And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’ 20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’

Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Connect Group Discussion Questions

  1. Have there been some circumstances in your life that you’ve been afraid God wouldn’t provide?
  2. Share a story where the need seemed impossible but God met it.
  3. How does it change the circumstance when we are confident God will provide?
  4. Discuss what it means to abound?
  5. Do you have a plan to do good works and abound in them?
  6. What happens when we don’t have a “Good works” plan?
  7. Have you ever planned in advance to do something good because you knew God had planned in advance to provide for you to do it?