Great Expectations – Pst. E.A Adeboye

November 2021 Thanksgiving Service

Text: Proverbs 24:13-14

• Expectation means what you want to become. For example, as a Prince, your expectation is to one day be the King.
• Expectation could also mean something you want to have. For example, a pregnant woman one day expects that she will have a child.
• Expectation can also mean something you want to achieve. A student expects that one day he’ll graduate.

• A very large percentage of everybody when asked will say their expectation is to be very rich. Everybody wants money.
• The difference between a Landlord and a tenant is money. Eccl 10:19. If you have money, you can have almost everything you want; houses, lands, clothes.

• However, money has challenges. It just never satisfies. Eccl. 5:10.
The more you have, the more you want. Eccl. 5:12.

• People have all kinds of reasons in pursuing money, some say for their children.
• It’s a good thing but the elders have a saying that it is the one that is buried that knows whether he has children.
• There’s something far better than laying up treasures for your children. It is to ensure that your children are already prospering when you are alive that they won’t even need your money.

• Like the man in Luke 12:16- 21, laying up treasures and running after things makes you just a fool. Nobody knows tomorrow.

  • The Bible asks us to seek the Kingdom of God first.

• Seek not the things that won’t satisfy you. Jeremiah 45:5

  • Power Corrupts. 2 Chronicles 26: 3-21.
  • Popularity makes you a slave of the people. 1 Samuel 15: 1-31.

• Don’t seek popularity. Seek God first.
True promotion comes from God.

  • Apostle Paul said he forfeits all he had so he could win Christ. Philippians 3:1-11
    • Seeking God and Knowing God will help you do exploits. Daniel 11:32.

• Exploits are things that happen and everyone recognizing only God can make them happen.

  • Seek to know the power that God gives not the ones Human beings give. The Power that can work special miracles. Acts 19:12.
  • Your expectation should be set on the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. I John 3:2.

• You might want to ask what my own expectation is? My Greatest Expectation is that I see all of you in heaven.

  • I want to see you in heaven.

• If you’ve not been living Holy, start living Holy because without Holiness you can not make heaven.

Salvation call:
If you are not born again you can’t see God because the Bible says ”no man can see the Lord except he’s born again”.
If you’re not born again ask God to save your soul, ask him to wash you clean.

Prayer Point:
Father, any thing that will not let me make it to heaven please don’t give it to me.


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