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Ablemen

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Many make excuses that they don't have the ability to work in the church. Here are some things God says we are able to do.

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Ablemen

  1. 1. A Few ABLE Men 2 Timothy 2:1-3
  2. 2. Introduction • God wants us to do what we are able. • Many will make excuses - “I am not able.” • God expects us to use what ability, talent and skill we have. • God can fill the gap where we lack – but we must do what we are ABLE to do.
  3. 3. 2 Timothy 2:1-3 • 1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 3 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. • You are ABLE to:
  4. 4. You are ABLE to Hear the Word of God • Mark 4:33 And with many such parables He spoke the word to them as they were able to hear it. • Acts 10:33 So I sent to you immediately, and you have done well to come. Now therefore, we are all present before God, to hear all the things commanded you by God."
  5. 5. You are ABLE to Comprehend the Spiritual • Ephesians 3:18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height-- • Ephesians 1:18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
  6. 6. You are ABLE to Control Self • Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. • James 3:2 For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.
  7. 7. You are ABLE to Stand Fast • Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. • Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. • 1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.
  8. 8. You are ABLE to Remember • 2 Peter 1:15 Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my decease. • “Able to keep these things in remembrance” (KJV)
  9. 9. You are ABLE to Remember • 1 Corinthians 11:24-26 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me." 25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me." 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes.
  10. 10. You are ABLE to Admonish • Romans 15:14 Now I myself am confident concerning you, my brethren, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another. • Admonish – counsel, advise, support, encourage, caution, reprove gently
  11. 11. You are ABLE to Admonish • Acts 4:36-37 36 And Joses, who was also named Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated Son of Encouragement), a Levite of the country of Cyprus, 37 having land, sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.
  12. 12. You are ABLE to Teach • 2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. • Teach (formal) instruct a class or group • Teach (informal) explain, tell, inform
  13. 13. Conclusion • Everyone does not have the same skills or abilities. • But there are some things we are ABLE to do. • Find what you are able to do and to it with your might. • Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.

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