“The Rebekah Principle”

January 30, 2022   /   Crossroads Church

“The Rebekah Principle” | Win The Day Series | Lowell McNaney, Senior Pastor

Colossians 3:23-24 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It’s the Lord Jesus Christ you are serving”

2 Thessalonians 3:10 “If a person will not work, they shall not eat”

Genesis 24:12-21 “God please give me success today…”

Vs 14 “May it be that when I say to a girl, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too’ — let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master.”

Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milcah, who was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor. The girl was very beautiful, a virgin; no man had ever lain with her. She went down to the spring, filled her jar and came up again. The servant hurried to meet her and said, “Please give me a little water from your jar.” “Drink, my lord,” she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink. After she had given him a drink, she said, “I’ll draw water for your camels too, until they have finished drinking.” So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all his camels. Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the LORD had made his journey successful” 

 

Matthew 5:38-48

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.  And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” 

WHAT DOES REBEKAH TEACH US?

1) THREE OF THE MOST POWERFUL WORDS IN OUR LANGUAGE ARE:

2) DON’T DESPISE THE JOBS.

A) OUR IN THE “LITTLE” THINGS INDICATE WHAT OUR WILL BE IN THE “BIG” THINGS.

Luke 16:10

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much”

B) IF YOU AREN’T HAPPY WHERE YOU YOU WON’T BE HAPPY WHERE YOU’RE .

C) HAPPINESS HAS VERY LITTLE TO DO WITH OUR   , BUT IT HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH OUR .

Deuteronomy 30:19 “This day…I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live!”

3) DON’T WAIT FOR THE MOMENTS.

Galatians 6:9-10 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers”

A) WE CAN’T WALK THE  MILE UNTIL WE’VE WALKED THE .

B) WHERE YOU’RE .

4) EXTRA COMES FROM EXTRA .

Gen 24:22 “When the camels had finished drinking, the man took out a gold nose ring weighing a beka and two gold bracelets weighing ten shekels” 

Colossians 3:23-24 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward”

5) OUR LOVED ONES WILL ALSO BE COVERED WITH .

Genesis 24:53 Then the servant brought out gold and silver jewelry and articles ofclothing and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave costly gifts to her brother and to her mother”

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Summary

1) THREE OF THE MOST POWERFUL WORDS IN OUR LANGUAGE ARE: “AND THEN SOME”

2) DON’T DESPISE THE LITTLE JOBS 

A) OUR FAITHFULNESS IN THE “LITTLE” THINGS INDICATE WHAT OUR FAITHFULNESS WILL BE IN THE “BIG” THINGS.

B) IF YOU AREN’T HAPPY WHERE YOU ARE, YOU WON’T BE HAPPY WHERE YOU’RE GOING.

C) HAPPINESS HAS VERY LITTLE TO DO WITH OUR POSITION, BUT IT HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH OUR DISPOSITION.

3) DON’T WAIT FOR THE BIG MOMENTS.

A) WE CAN’T WALK THE SECOND MILE UNTIL WE’VE WALKED THE FIRST.

B) BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED.

4) EXTRA BLESSING COMES FROM EXTRA EFFORT.

5) OUR LOVED ONES WILL ALSO BE COVERED WITH BLESSINGS.

 

 

 

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