God be praised for a wonderful Lord’s Day! The first Sunday of 2016 has come and it has gone.
Overcoming several challenges and celebrating a few milestones, I am excited about what this new year has to offer. Whole o make no claims to know what 2016 entails, I am praying for a great year!
Here’s my outline…
Title: Facing Life’s Defining Moments
Text: Genesis 12:1-9
C.I.T.: God uses unlikely people to faithfully demonstrate obedience in the face of life’s most defining moments.
I. Life’s Defining Moments Are Bigger Than You (Vs. 1) “Abram”
II. Life’s Defining Moments Require Your Participation (Vss. 4-6)
III. Life’s Defining Moments Require Leaving Well Enough Alone (Vs. 1)
IV. Life’s Defining Moments Require Following Instructions Without Having Directions (Vs. 1) “Leave…I will show you…”
V. Life’s Defining Moments Require Leaving the Place Called Yesterday (Vs. 1) “Leave your father’s house”
I rushed my study during the course of the previous week. In addition, I didn’t commit the time toward the study of this text, as I should have. Because this is a part of a future publication, I will really need to work through it and get it right. While I was displeased with the overall delivery of the sermon, I believe God blessed the message and I am thankful for the 3 souls who made s decision.
It is a privilege to serve in the capacity of a senior pastor; and to serve the people of God; particularly in sharing the Word of God. My prayer is that God would continue to bless the fruit of our labor, our local congregation and His work for His glory.
How was your weekend & Sunday? Thanks for visiting and reading my blog. I pray you have a great week!
Powerful points! I wish I had been there. Another “defining moment” is realizing you really GET the points! You find the sermon to be challenging and true by looking inwardly. The biggest challenge of all, is the “participation” of SELF DENIAL to accomplish the obvious. Dying to self is very hard. I know, because I couldn’t do it today, being in my own feelings all day. Perhaps tomorrow I will be more triumphant. Thanks for sharing! Blessings upon you Pastor!! Love you!!
We all have our days. God forgives us and strengthens us to do better tomorrow. I’m praying for you. Love you much. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!