I. Introduction: You have heard someone use a phrase such as: “he went above and beyond what we expected.”
A. What we do is a testimony of our faith (James 2:18).
- There is a principle of “little faith” (Matthew 16:5-12).
- Faith that groweth exceedingly (II Thessalonians 1:3).
- Of course there is also full of faith (Acts 6:5; 6:8).
- Those of the faith are those whom maintain good works (Titus 3:8).
- Being hospitable is good and busy work (Romans 12:13 and I Peter 4:8-9).
- Yet, to be one that goes above and beyond you also have to realize what is the most important things to focus on (I Peter 1:3-5).
II. Body: Knowing Thou Wilt Also Do More Than I Say (Philemon 1:20-21).
A. “And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain” (Matthew 5:41).
- Compel: “Properly, to be a courier, i.e. (by implication) to press into public service: — compel (to go). To employ a courier, dispatch a mounted messenger, press into public service, compel to go; In Persia, mounted couriers were kept at regular intervals throughout Persia for carrying the royal dispatches” (Strong’s # 29)
- The word is used in Matthew 27:32 and Mark 15:21
- Always abounding (I Corinthians 15:58).
- In the aiding of needy saints as they abounded in other things (II Corinthians 8:1-7; 9:12-13).
- In love that is productive (Philippians 1:9-10).
- In the faith with thanksgiving (Colossians 2:6-7).
- Love towards brethren (I Thessalonians 3:12; 4:9-10).
- The first commandment of all (Deuteronomy 6:5 and Mark 12:28-34).
- The instruction to servants (Colossians 3:22-25).
- After the list of faithful men and women (Hebrews 11:1-40); think about run with patience the race set before us (Hebrews 12:1-3).
- Eyes on the prize (Philippians 3:12-14).
III. Conclusion: Let us abound more and more (I Thessalonians 4:1).
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