MORE OF YOU JESUS.
Sermon shared by Jerry Thorpe
Summary: We live in a society today, where peoples minds are far from the things of God. Everyone wants more, more money, more things, more fame and simply more of everything. When will we get the same attitude about having more of Jesus in our lives.
Denomination: Church of God
Audience: General adults
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Introduction: We live in a society today, where peoples minds are far from the things of God. Everyone wants more, more money, more things, more fame and simply more of everything.
Because of Godís blessing upon us we do have more. But, people our discontent and are un-grateful. We have such great consuming appetites that we fail to realize all the blessings that God has poured upon this great nation. Commitment and sacrifice are unheard of. We want more. Cheap more, more without a cost.
This very attitude, among other sins, will bring Godís wrath upon this nation. We have become slaves to more. Everyone is in debt. The average household has over $3000 in credit card debt. Our nation is propped up by debt. It is debt that will one day come due. The new Federal Reserve board chairman just recently stated that if we as a nation donít bring entitlement under control soon, it will cripple our nationís economy.
We have allowed our enemies immunity because they sell us cheap goods and energy. China, who has always been considered a threat and has supported our enemies in the Korean and Vietnam wars and is on an international list of human rights violators, is considered on of our strongest trade partners. Even after selling nuclear technology to our enemies. We have become dependent upon middle eastern oil, even with them threatening Israel. Saudi Arabia is our number one oil provider and it has been proven that they have supported terrorism. Most of the hi-jackers were from there. And yet we turn our backs because we want more. More cheap electronics, more cheap clothing, more cheap trinkets. More oil, even if we have, have to pay $70 a barrel, even if it means paying $3.00 per gallon. We may gripe and complain but we will do what ever it takes to get more.
Unfortunately, we donít treat the things of God like that. I am convinced that Jesus is the answer and we know more of Him. There were those in the Bible that felt the same way.
I. Joshua and Caleb
In 13th Chapter of Numbers Moses sent 12 spies to do a reconnaissance on the promised land. Ten came back with negative reports. They seen the men there as having great stature. They saw them as giants and in our own sight as grasshoppers. But Joshua and Caleb probably remembered Godís promise back in Exodus 29. Verse 45,46 And I will dwell among the children of Israel and will be their God. And they shall know that I am the Lord their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I am the Lord their God.
Joshua and Caleb knew that all they needed was God and they could obtain His promises. Later, on we find that God commissioned Joshua to be Moses successor. And that God would use him to conquer the promise land. Caleb at 85 years old drove the Anakin Ēa powerful people with fenced walls out of Hebron and was given it as an inheritance. His battle cry was give me this mountain. The ten spies who failed God never saw the promised land they died in a plague. We need more of God in our lives in order to receive His promises.
Judges 6:11 The angel of the Lord approached Gideon and told him that God would use him to deliver Israel from the Mideanites. Gideon responded with ďOh Lord my family is poor and I am the least of them. And the Lord said unto him. Surely I will
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