"Provide That Which Is Needed"

presented May 11, 2003
Bob Murray


To be equippers, we need to:

  1. Be concerned for the welfare of others.
  2. Overcome our insufficiencies (No matter how real they are.)
  3. Stand by other's sides as God stands by ours.

I. Equipping by learning

Definition: to furnish with the necessities for an undertaking; supply; to prepare intellectually;train;to prepare; outfit; implement.

[4] "We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. [5] He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children, [6] so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. [7] Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands."
Psalm 78: 4-7 (New International Version)

II. United by serving

[12] "to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up [13] until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ."
Ephesians 4:12-13 (New International Version)

III. Accomplished through God

[20] "May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, [21] equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen."
Hebrews 13:20-21 (New International Version)

Conclusion: Edify

"'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty."
Zechariah 4:6(New International Version)