Three Sundays in Review…
My schedule has been hectic!
In fact, I’ve taken a couple of days (Tuesday & Wednesday), clearing my schedule completely, doing absolutely nothing. In fact FURTHER…I’ve discovered I really have forgotten how to rest and just be. I am keenly aware of the fact that changes are not only necessary and imminent, but anticipated. While God has shown me that the reward for GOOD work is often MORE work; and my busyness is a direct result of His rewarding our faithfulness and the gifts He has instilled within us, I am not expecting my ‘busy-ness’ to discontinue in 2016… In turn, I am simply anticipating things to STREAMLINE! Please pray for yours truly. I really need it!
All of the above being explained, I am going to do something that is unconventional. I want to give three Sundays worth of review, beginning with where I left off.
Here’s the outline for my message on:
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Title: Winning in Crisis
Text: Genesis 32:22-32
C.I.T. (Central Idea of the Text): At times, God takes us down in order to show us the way up.
I. God takes over when we get out of the way.
a. God’s breaking process reveals the power of our flesh. (v.25)
b. God’s breaking process reveals the power of God. (v.26)
II. God blesses clingy people.
a. We won’t cling until we are at the end of ourselves. (v.26, 27)
b. Even in clinging, we are prone to use God, not submit to Him. (v.29)
c. Clinging to God in weakness is the source of our power.
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Title: For the Love of God
Text: John 3:16
C.I.T. (Central Idea of the Text): God loves us before we win, and He communicates His love to us through His Son.
I. The Width of God’s Love “For God so loved the world…”
II. The Length of God’s Love “He gave His only begotten Son…”
III. The Depth of God’s Love “That whosoever believes in Him might not perish…”
IV. The Height of God’s Love “…but have everlasting life.”
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Title: Handling Life Between Not Now & Not Yet
Text: Genesis 37:1-9; 18028
C.I.T. (Central Idea of the Text): Even in the waiting room, we must not allow injustice to stop us from being faithful to God.
I. Remember that who you are is not Connected to what you Have
II. Learn to handle it when what you see doesn’t match what God says
III. Always remember you have a secret weapon. “Judah”