Summary: Jesus is either Lord of all or not Lord at all!
ARE YOU REALLY OUT OF PEANUT BUTTER?
LUKE 6: 37-49
OCTOBER 31, 2004
INTRODUCTION: That’s My Story by Collin Raye
(Lee Roy Parnell/Tony Haselden)
I came in as the sun came up She glared at me over her coffee cup She said where you been, so I thought real hard and said, I fell asleep in that hammock in the yard She said you don’t know it boy but you just blew it I said well that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it
That’s my story, that’s my story Well I ain’t got a witness I can’t prove it but That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it
Well I got that deer in the headlights look She read my face like the cover of a book, and said Don’t expect me to believe all that static ’Cause just last week I through that hammock in the attic My skin got so thin you could see right through it And I started that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it
That’s my story, that’s my story That’s my story, that’s my story Well I ain’t got a witness I can’t prove it but That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it
You know time comes when a wise man knows the best thing That he can do is just look her up in the eye
And beg for mercy and face the bitter truth
Well honey me and the boys played cards all night Wasn’t no hanky panky not a woman in sight And I know I shoulda called and baby I’m really sorry Let’s get a cellular phone then you won’t have to worry
You know how much I love you and darling I’m ready to prove it And that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it
That’s my story, that’s my story That’s my story, that’s my story Well I ain’t got a witness and you know I can’t prove it but That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it You know I ain’t gonna do a thing Unless you approve it and Well I ain’t got a witness and you know I can’t prove it but That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it
You know I ain’t gonna do a thing Unless you approve it and That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it
THE REASON IT HAPPENED...
The Metropolitan Insurance Company has published this list:
Reasons/Excuses for Auto Accidents:
(1) “An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck my car, and vanished.”
(2) “The pedestrian had no idea which direction to go, so I ran over him.”
(3) “I had been driving for 40 years when I fell asleep at the wheel and had the accident.”
(4) “The indirect cause was a little guy in a small car with a big mouth.”
(5) “The other driver was all over the road. I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him.”
(6) “I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother-in-law, and headed over the embankment.”
SOURCE: David O. Dykes in "The Skin of a Reason Stuffed with a Lie" on www.sermoncentral.com.
by David O. Dykes Contributed by: SermonCentral PRO
TRANSITION THOUGHT: Sometimes life is just hard to explain. Sometimes the way we live and act is even harder to explain. Often we find it necessary to make excuses for doing what we shouldn’t do and for not doing what we should do! An excuse often sounds ridiculous to everyone except the person giving it. We all might as well say, “We are just out of peanut butter”, because one excuse is as good as another. Could we imagine a life without excuses?? Well, there is coming a day when excuses won’t matter anymore, for on that day we will stand before the Lord before whom all heart are revealed and all thoughts are known. On that day the truth will be all that is shared. The only question that will be asked will be if Jesus was Lord of all or not Lord at all.
THESIS SENTENCE: Jesus is either Lord of all or not Lord at all!
I. PEANUT BUTTER IS A REALITY CHECK V. 46
A. A REALITY CHECK IS PERSONAL: YOU
B. A REALITY CHECK IS SPECIFIC: WHY
C. A REALITY CHECK IS TO THE POINT: WHAT I SAY
ILLUSTRATION: The two main excuses most people give for not praying is that they don t have time and they don t have a place to go. Susanna Wesley, who was the mother of John and Charles Wesley back in the 1700’s, had 19 children. If anybody had an excuse for not praying but a need to pray it was her. Susanna would spend an hour every day in prayer. Where does a mother of 19 go to escape? Nowhere! What she would do is take her apron and flip it up over her head and spend an hour in prayer. Her children knew not to disturb her in that time because mother was in her apron praying.