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Excuses Regarding ______________

ANDREWJohn 6:5-9

John 6:5-9 5 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and

saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? 6
And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what
he would do. 7 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every
one of them may take a little. 8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peters brother, saith unto him, 9 There is
a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small
fishes: but what are they among so many?

A. Sufficiency of Gods ___________________

QUOTE: Our heavenly

Father is a very experienced
One. He knows very well
that His children wake up
with a good appetite every
morningHe sustained
3 million Israelites in the
wilderness for 40 years.
We do not expect He will
send 3 million missionaries
to China; but if He did, He
would have ample means to
sustain them allDepend
on it, Gods work done in
Gods way, will never lack
Gods supply.
Hudson Taylor

Matthew 6:25-32 25 Therefore I say unto you,

Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or
what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye
shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the
body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air:
for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather
into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.
Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you
by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil
not, neither do they spin: 29 And yet I say unto you,
That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed
like one of these. 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe
the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more
clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take no
thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall
we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32
(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for
your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of
all these things.

B. Sufficiency of Gods ___________________

I Chronicles 29:11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory,
and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and
in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD,
and thou art exalted as head above all.

C. Sufficiency of Gods ___________________


Bro. Stephen Houk Sunday Morning May 31, 2015

Luke 14:18-20
18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The
first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must
needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. 19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I
pray thee have me excused. 20 And another said, I have married
a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
Excuse A reason or
explanation put forward to
defend or justify a fault or
QUOTE: An excuse is a
lie wrapped in the skin of
Billy Sunday


*An _____________________ Invitation

A ______________ invitation (Come)
A ______________ invitation (all things are ready)
A ______________ invitation (now)
*An _____________________ Invitation

QUOTE: He that is good for

making excuses is seldom
good for anything else.
Benjamin Franklin

*Two areas we are giving God excuses

His ________________speaking of those things
He gives us a ________________

His ________________speaking of those things

He gives us a ________________

AGRIPPA Acts 26:1-28

I. Excuses Regarding ______________

*4 New Testament Herodian rulers
Herod the Great(Matthew 2 & Luke 1)
Murdered male babies (2 years and
younger) of Bethlehem

Herod Antipas (Son of Herod the Great)

(Matthew, Mark, Luke, Acts 4) Murdered John the
Baptist and was married to his brothers
Herod Agrippa I (Grandson of Herod the
Great)(Acts 12) Murdered the Apostle
James and imprisoned Peter; died after
lifting himself up with pride
Herod Agrippa II (Great-grandson of
Herod the Great)(Acts 25-26)

Acts 25:27 For it seemeth to me unreasonable

to send a prisoner, and not withal to signify the
crimes laid against him.
Acts 26:28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost
thou persuadest me to be a Christian.

Jesus loves you so much

that He will accept you just
as you are; but Jesus loves
you too much to allow you
to stay as you are

A. The Pleasures of _______________

II Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his
promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should
perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Mark 8:36-37 36 For what shall it profit a man,
if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own
soul? 37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for
his soul?

B. The Pride of _______________

Luke 12:16-20 16 And he spake a parable unto
them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man
brought forth plentifully: 17 And he thought within
himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no

room where to bestow my fruits? 18 And he said,

This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build
greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and
my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou
hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine
ease, eat, drink, and be merry. 20 But God said unto
him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required
of thee: then whose shall those things be, which
thou hast provided?

C. The Price of ____________________

Every decision involves
John 8:24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall
three things: our mind, our
die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye
emotion and our will
shall die in your sins.
John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned
already, because he hath not believed in the name
of the only begotten Son of God.

II. Excuses Regarding ______________

I Chronicles 15:2 Then David said, None ought to
carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them hath the
LORD chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister
unto him for ever.

ASA: II Chronicles 16:1-12

II Chronicles 15:7 Be ye strong therefore, and let not

your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.
II Chronicles 14:11 And Asa cried unto the LORD
his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help,
whether with many, or with them that have no power:
help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy
name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art
our God; let not man prevail against thee.

A. Relied on His _______________ (vv. 1-6)

B. Resisted Gods _______________ (vv. 7-10)

James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.