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In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a powerful sermon titled, "A New Normal." Join us for our final sermon of the decade as we read what God's Word says about the life of Jabez, and learn truth-packed teaching on God's blessing for your life. Our prayer is that this message would strengthen your faith and help you desire a new normal of God's blessing as you walk into the new year.
Scripture ReferenceSelected Scriptures
A New Normal
Luke 19:42 MSG
"If you had only recognized this day, and everything that was good for you! But now it's too late.
Matthew 13:58 NIV
And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.
Jeremiah 29:11-14 MSG
I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out — plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. "When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I'll listen. "When you come looking for me, you'll find me. "Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I'll make sure you won't be disappointed." God's Decree. "I'll turn things around for you.
1 Chronicles 4:9-10 ESV
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, "Because I bore him in pain." Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, "Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!" And God granted what he asked.
1 Chronicles 4:9a ESV
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers;
1st He prayed for God to bless him
1 Chronicles 4:10a ESV
Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, "Oh that you would bless me
1 Chronicles 4:6
These were the sons of Naarah.
1 Chronicles 4:7
The sons of Helah...
1 Chronicles 4:8
1 Chronicles 4:9
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers...
1 Chronicles 4:11
Chelub fathered Eshton.
1 Chronicles 4:12
2nd He prayed for God to enlarge his influence
1 Chronicles 4:10b ESV
...and enlarge my border...
1 Chronicles 2:55a
The clans also of the scribes who lived at Jabez:
3rd He prayed for God to empower him
1 Chronicles 4:10c ESV
...and that your hand might be with me...
4th He prayed for God to protect him
1 Chronicles 4:10d ESV
...and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!"
1 Chronicles 4:10e ESV
And God granted what he asked.