In this era we hear a lot about following your heart. This is a great principle as long as it matches with God’s call on your life! In this sermon we look at Ruth and learn a lot from her desire to fully surrender to God’s agenda.
Matt 3:1-6 Matt 14:1-12
"Are you preparing the way for the Lord and making straight paths in your own heart?"
“I used to think you had to be special for God to use you, but now I know you simply need to say yes.” ― Bob Goff
But if I say, "I will not mention His word or speak anymore in His name, His word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed I cannot!"
Live your life, totally sold out for God!
"The God we serve is able to deliver us from your Majesty's hand. But even if He does not, we want you to know, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up." Shadrach, Mesach & Abednego
Daniel 1 & 6
Where do you draw the line? Moral accountability in a world without morals.
2 Kings 4:8-37
It's NEVER too late for God!
God wants an exclusive relationship with us.
If Yahweh is God then worship Him!
Courage is doing what is right. Wisdom is knowing how.
Work with what you have. Use the abilities and resources that God has given you for the Kingdom.
"Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or few!"
Jonathan, son of Saul 1 Samuel 14:6b
Sometimes you need to be made blind in order to see.
Acting with courage involves vulnerability and a willingness to trust God
We need to live questionable lives.
The way we live should invite questions about Jesus!
Judges is one of the most violent books in the bible. Why are we looking at it on Mothers Day?
How many times have we judged others on the way they appear rather than the way God sees them?
Moses had the courage to stand his ground in the face of adversity. Do you?
Moses' family was courageous in protecting him - God had a plan.
Have courage in the wisdom of God - God can bring order out of chaos.
Often we find a sacrifice brings blessings from heaven, and then we realise that it was no sacrifice at all!
Noah takes a risk in listening to God and following His instructions. We also learn the link between Noah and Jesus.
How many heroes go unnoticed?
We're called to live like heroes for the Gospel.
Often we make excuses about moving forward in our faith but God commands us not to shrink back.