Share Your Life
Sermon shared by Davon Huss
Summary: A sermon based on 1 Thessalonians 2:8 talking about the objections to sharing our life and our faith
Denomination: Christian/Church of Christ
Audience: Believer adults
We all feel the same rain that falls, We all have the same call
Weíre all Godís children after all, Made for love by the maker of all
We all have the same heart, Beneath our skin the same blood
Flowing from our makerís hand, We all wear the same wrong
E. (2 Cor 5:14 NIV) For Christís love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.(2 Cor 5:15 NIV) And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.(2 Cor 5:16 NIV) So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view.
F. All of these worldly divisions- North vs. South, rich vs. poor, white vs. black or Hispanic, educated vs. uneducated, married vs. single, young vs. old, those with a job vs. those on disability or retired, those with children vs. those without children, white collar vs. blue collar, those who are overweight vs. those who are underweight, those with brown eyes vs. those with blue. All of these things need to be removed as Christians. They are worldly distinctions and they are ungodly.
G. Different personalities. Yes, there are some people who have difficulties getting along. But those people who have been a thorn in my side have usually taught me the most about myself and the most about life.
I would be ashamed
A. Many people feel like they are junk. They will not like me or my house or my life or my work or my habits so I would be ashamed before them if they really knew me.
B. Some people are judgmental. This is another group that is hard to get along with. IT is either my way or no way.
C. Let I tell you that God made you special and he loves you very much. God doesnít make junk. Everyone is unique. God places great value on you because he sent Jesus Christ to die for you.
D. 1/3 of Americans have a low sense of self-worth.
E. We are part of a body. Every part of the body is important in some way.
F. I would be ashamed because of my lifestyle, bad habits and sins.
G. If this is the way that we feel about a particular area of our life, then we need to make changes. (Gal 5:24 NIV) Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
H. You can overcome these sins through the Holy Spirit. Must become a Christian.
I. The Bible tells us that even if we have sins, we need to confess them. (James 5:16 NIV) Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. This is part of the process for us to become more like Christ and to get rid of all of the crud in our lives.
J. (1 Th 2:5 NIV) You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed--God is our witness. So many people put on masks. Take off the mask and be real. They will find out I am a jerk. Arenít we all?
Itís my life and I donít want to share it.
A. To share is to give up control, to give up what I want. With all of my children, I have to sacrifice. It is unpleasant especially when I think about my carefree bachelor days, but anything worthwhile involves some sacrifices.
B. (Mark 8:35 NIV) For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life
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