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Enthusiasm. In God. Enthusiasm – In God.

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Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm

In God


Enthusiasm in god

Enthusiasm – In God

  • Enthusiasm:1. Great excitement for or interest in a subject or cause. 2. A source or cause of great excitement or interest. 3. Archaic a. Ecstasy arising from supposed possession by a god. b. Religious fanaticism. (American Heritage Dictionary)

  • Enthusiasm comes from 2 Greek words meaning “In” and “God”-- En Qeos

    If we are in God and He in us, we are literally enthused!  (1 John 4:15)


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Enthusiasm – In God

The scriptures teach us to be enthusiastic:

  • Ecclesiastes 9:10, “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might”

  • Mark 12:30, “and you shall love the lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.”

  • Romans 12:11, “not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord”

  • Colossians 3:23,  “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men”

  • Philippians 4:4, “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!”


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Enthusiasm – In God

Jesus Created Enthusiasm:

  • At His birth (Luke 2:14-16).

  • At His entry into Jerusalem (Luke 19:37-38)

  • People got so excited and enthusiastic about Jesus they couldn’t stop praising Him and telling others about Him.

    • A man who had been demon-possessed (Mark 5:20)

    • The woman at the well (John 4:28)

    • The deaf/mute man (Mark 7:36)


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Enthusiasm – In God

We have every reason to be enthusiastic about Christ and His cause.

  • He has saved us!

  • He has saved others! (2 Cor. 9:13-15)

    Joy and Positive Thoughts are the Order of life for a Christian!

    (Philippians 4:4, 8; 1 Thessalonians 5:16)


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Enthusiasm – In God

Positive EXPECTATIONS create ENTHUSIASM!

  • Expect God to use YOU. (2 Timothy 2:21)

  • Expect victory (Romans 8:37)

  • Expect God to hear & answer your prayers (1 John 3:22; 5:14-15)

    Expectation is BELEIVING IN GOD!(Matthew 17:20; Mark 9:23)


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Enthusiasm – In God

Can you say with the Psalmist,“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go into the house of the LORD’”? (Psalm 122:1)


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