It S Hard to Leave Something to Others When You Don T Already Possess It

It S Hard to Leave Something to Others When You Don T Already Possess It

What Inheritance Do you Leave Yours?

It’s hard to leave something to others when you don’t already possess it.

Proverb 13:22A good man leaves an______to his children's children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

Consider Abraham: He was Called He ______He was called “The ______of God”

Genesis 12:1-5Now the Lord had said to Abram: "______of your country, from your family and from your father's house, to a land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." 4 So Abram departed as the Lord had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. 5 Then Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother's son, and all their possessions that they had gathered… ______!

Job 31:1-4"I have made a covenant with my eyes; why then should I look upon a young woman? 2 For what is the allotment of God from above, and the inheritance of the Almighty from on high?…Why was Abraham called?

Hebrews 11:8By faith Abraham obeyedwhen he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. Was his calling his first test? It was a ______test!

Acts 7:5And God gave him no inheritance in it, not even enough to set ______on. But even when Abraham had no child, He promised to give it to him for a possession,and to his descendants after him. What land did Abraham own?

Galatians 3:15-18Brethren, I speak in the manner of men: Though it is only a man's covenant, yet if it is confirmed, no one annuls or adds to it. 16 Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, "And to seeds," as of many, but as of one, "And to your Seed," Who is Christ. 17 And this I say, that the Law, which was four hundred and thirty years later, cannot annul the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Christ, that it should make the promise of no effect. 18 For if the inheritance is of the Law, it is no longer of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise. The promises were made to Abraham and his Seed. Who was Abraham’s seed? ______

Acts 3:24-26Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have also foretold these days. 25 You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, 'And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.' 26 To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your ______."

Romans 9:6-8But it is not that the Word of God has taken no effect. For they are not all Israel who are of Israel, 7 nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, "In Isaac your seed shall be called." 8 That is, those who are the children of the ______, these are not the children of ______; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed. Not of Blood-line, but of Obedience

Galatians 3:1-9O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the Truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified? 2 This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? 4 Have you suffered so many things in vain — if indeed it was in vain? 5 Therefore He Who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the Law, or by the hearing of faith? — 6 just as Abraham "believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." 7 Therefore know that only those who are of ______are sons of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the Gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, "In you all the nations shall be blessed." 9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God, Romans ______:______

Hebrews 2:14-16Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 16 For indeed He does ______give aid to ______, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham. True blessings exclusively for Abraham’s children

Hebrews 11:8-10By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9 By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; 10 for he waited for the city which has ______, whose builder and maker is God. What a revolutionary thought!

Ecclesiastes 7:11-12Wisdom is good with an inheritance, and profitable to those who see the sun. 12 For wisdom is a defense as money is a defense, but the excellence of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it. Wisdom comes from ______, James 1:5; 3:13-17

Proverb 20:21An inheritance gained hastily at the beginning will not be blessed at the end.

Ezra 9:10-13And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? For we have forsaken Your commandments, 11 which You commanded by Your servants the prophets, saying, 'The land which you are entering to possess is an unclean land, with the uncleanness of the peoples of the lands, with their abominations which have filled it from one end to another with their impurity. 12 Now therefore, do not give your daughters as wives for their sons, nor take their daughters to your sons; and never seek their peace or prosperity, that you may be strong and eat the good of the land, and leave it as an inheritanceto your children forever.' Don’t be taken from the “______” of God!

Ephesians 5:5-7For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and God. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not be ______with them. Choose Wisely!

Proverb 19:14Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.

Ephesians 1:11-18In Him also wehave obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him Who works all things according to the counsel of His Will, 12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. 13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your salvation; in Whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 Who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. 15 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 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, What did Jesus want out of His ______?


Hear The Gospel (John 5:24; Romans 10:17)Believe the Word of God (John 3:16-18; John 8:24)

Repent Of Your Sins (Luke 13:1-5; Acts 2:38)Confess Jesus as Christ (Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:10)

Be Baptized (Acts 22:16; Galatians 3:27)Remain Faithful for Life (John 8:31; Rev. 2:10)


Repent (Acts 8:22), Confess (I John 1:9), Pray (Acts 8:22)

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