December 23, 2018

God loved us so much that he didn’t go to the dollar store to redeem man

God sent His very best!

Luke 4:18–19 NKJV
The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”

1. Share The Gift

Gospel= Good News

Isaiah 6:5–8 NKJV
Woe is me, for I am undone!
Because I am a man of unclean lips,
And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King,
The Lord of hosts.”
6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal
which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. 7 And he touched my
mouth with it, and said:
“Behold, this has touched your lips;
Your iniquity is taken away,
And your sin purged.”
8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:
“Whom shall I send,
And who will go for Us?”
Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

What would Jesus say if he were standing here today?

2. He Will Be With Your Mouth

Jeremiah 1:5–9 NKJV
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
6 Then said I:
“Ah, Lord God!
Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.”
7 But the Lord said to me:
“Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’
For you shall go to all to whom I send you,
And whatever I command you, you shall speak.
8 Do not be afraid of their faces,
For I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord.
9 Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the
Lord said to me:
“Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.

Exodus 4:10–12 NKJV
Then Moses said to the Lord, “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither
before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of
speech and slow of tongue.”
Do you notice the Struggle here?
Moses didn’t want to speak.
Isaiah said I am a man of unclean lips.
Jeremiah Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.

You’re in pretty good company!

Think about how many peoples lives were touched because of these
people’s mouth!

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Exodus 4:11 NKJV
So the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes
the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the Lord?
12 Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you
what you shall say.”

“God didn’t move into you so He could sit there and
be silent.”

Luke 4:18
The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;

Mark 16:15 NKJV
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to
every creature.

We have the same call – preach the Good News

Why the Struggle with speaking

Satan knows
– Words are Life.
– Words Heal.
– Words deliver.

One Kind Word
Drop a word of cheer and kindness: just a flash and it is gone; But there’s half-ahundred
ripples circling on and on and on, Bearing hope and joy and comfort on
each splashing, dashing wave Till you wouldn’t believe the volume of the one kind
word you gave.
Drop a word of cheer and kindness: in a minute you forget; But there’s gladness still
a-swelling, and there’s joy acircling yet, And you’ve rolled a wave of comfort whose
sweet music can be heard Over miles and miles of water just by dropping one kind
word. –James W. Foley

The impact we can have with a single word of kindness.
Too often we walk by someone and say nothing, when all it might take is a simple
“hello” said with a smile to totally make another person’s day.

A man did an off the cuff survey using the Internet. He googled the phrase
Why are Christians so…
Google has a predictive tool it try’s to predict what your going to type
And so it gives a list of options based upon popularity on what people have
searched. Here were the top results that came up.
– So judgement
– Ignorant
– Hateful
– So intolerant
– So mean
– So hypocritical
– So Unhappy

Maybe this is why you left church, you saw a lot of phony people

Most everyone has good to say about Jesus

There seems to be a disconnect!

3. What will you Be Known By?

Do you want to know what Jesus said your going to be known by?

John 13:34-35
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved
you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My
disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Not for what we believe.
Not for our mountain moving faith

For our love.

Why we serve a God that loves people!

How much of your life are you willing to give away?
At the end of your life that’s what people remember!
Not what you hoarded
Not what you’ve amassed
But what you gave away, that’s what people remember!

Luke 19:10 NKJV
for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”