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Why Sit We Here Until We Die?

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Sermon shared by Robert Kerr

July 2000
Summary: About making right choices
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: General adults
WHY SIT WE HERE UNTIL WE DIE? (II KINGS 7:3-9)

INTRO:
THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST PROFOUND QUESTIONS ASKED BY MAN IN THE BIBLE. THIS IS SO, BECAUSE PROCRASTINATION IS THE THIEF OF TIME.

MANS GREATEST NEED IS TO RECOGNIZE HIS POSITION (PHYSICALLY THAT HE IS DYING - SPIRITUALLY THAT HE IS SEPARATED FROM GOD BY HIS SINS).

THESE FOUR LEPROUS MEN REALIZED THAT THEY HAD BUT
THREE(3) CHOICES: VERSE 4

I. "IF WE SAY WE WILL ENTER INTO THE CITY, THEN THE FAMINE IS IN THE CITY AND WE SHALL DIE THERE"!
A) FAMINE IN SAMARIA (6:24 & 25)
B) SPIRITUAL FAMINE IN AMERICA
C) THE FAMINE OF GOD IN MENS HEARTS(AMOS 8:11)
D) WE CANNOT GO BACK TO SAMARIA - (HEB 10:38)

II. "AND IF WE SIT STILL HERE WE DIE ALSO"!
A) THEY HAD CONTACTED A FATAL DISEASE
(Leprosy a type of Sin which slowly kills)
B) THIER PLIGHT BROUGHT THEM TO THIER SENSES
(Like the Prodigal Son - LUKE 15:17-19)
C) TO DO NOTHING MEANT STARVATION AND DEATH
(As doing nothing about the Claims of Christ)
D) THEIR DISEASE WOULD EAT THEIR LIFE AWAY
(They didn’t have much to lose)

III. "NOW THEREFORE COME & LET US FALL UNTO THE HOST OF THE SYRIANS: IF THEY SAVE US ALIVE, WE SHALL LIVE & IF THEY KILL US WE SHALL BUT DIE"!
A) THEY ONLY HAD ONE WAY TO GO (Syrians)
B) WE ONLY HAVE ONE WAY TO GO (Christ)
C) WHAT DID THEY FIND?
1. NO ENEMY THERE(VS 5-7)
2. GREAT RICHES(VS 8)
3. A DESIRE TO SHARE WITH OTHERS(VS 9)
D) WHAT WILL YOU FIND?
1. YOU WILL FIND GOD IS NOT A JUDGE TO
CONDEMN YOU, BUT A FRIEND TO HELP YOU
2. YOU WILL FIND GREAT WEALTH OF
PEACE,HOPE,SECURITY & LOVE
3. YOU WILL FIND A DESIRE TO SHARE THE GOOD
NEWS WITH OTHERS
"WE DO NOT WELL. THIS DAY IS A DAY OF
GOOD TIDINGS AND WE HOLD OUR PEACE" (VS 9)

CONCLUSION:
How can we who have found riches in Christ beyond all
that we could ask or think, not share this wealth of
Hope, Joy, and Peace with others?
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