Summary: We may be facing many problems and disappointments, but this problem is but an opportunity to release faith and see God’s purpose grow before our hearts. Quit reacting and start acting by faith. Break the mold and try again!
Break the mold? Break the form?
IT IS TOO BIG --- WE ARE TOO LITTLE
NO WAY HOSEA, WE DON’T HAVE A CHANCE!
YOU CAN IF YOU WANT TO --- DO YOU WANT TO?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
2 Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying
the power thereof: from such turn away.
TO HELP ILLUSTRATE THIS LESSON:
I use a mold, a Jello mold, I use a glass of water, a box of Jello, and a box of Plaster of Paris.
I pour the water into the mold, and then discuss the path of least resistance that water will always take.
Then we discuss the form or mold that the Jello will take when cool.
I have already poured the Plaster of Paris into the mold, and it is dry and set in it’s form.
There is only one way to change the form of the Plaster of Paris?
GOD LOVES YOU, GOD WANTS TO BLESS YOU!
Psalm 8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
I. DO WE REALIZE WE HAVE ALLOWED LIFE AND TIME TO DEVELOP A HABITUAL MINDSET --- AND THE WORDS THAT WE SAY HAVE CONSEQUENCES?
2 Tim. 2:3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
THE FRAME AROUND WHICH OBJECTS ARE FORMED OR CONSTRUCTED.
The cavity in which a substance is shaped.
An example to be followed.
A fixed pattern.
Nature made him and then broke the mold?
THE MOLD OF A MAN’S NATURE IS IN HIS OWN HANDS.
To give form and shape.
To arrange in order, often by a sense of priority.
Pattern of reaction.
An established method of expression or proceeding.
Procedure according to rule.
A reaction by set order of words.
Conduct regulated by some other control.
A manner or style of conduct as tested by previous accepted standards.
A MOLD IN WHICH SOMETHING IS SET.
A method of arrangement in how to do.
C. One meaning of Form is the past performance of a race horse.
II. ANGER AND WRATH, LONG TERM ANGER, HAS A LASTING EFFECT ON THE PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL HEART OF EVERY BELIEVER.
A. Our emotions can play games with our mind and heart.
B. Then our emotions have a way of launching words.
C. Words become habitual traps.
Romans 2:1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself;
for thou that judgest doest the same things.
2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment
6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
III. BY WHAT ATTITUDE DO WE APPROACH THE HOLIDAYS? THE SEASONS? THE PROBLEMS WE DAILY FACE?
A. Where do we find pleasure in life?
What are our passions?
How do we hide our prejudices? Judgmentalness?
B. What drives us?
What desires do we feed?
C. Do you have a plan to refresh and renew your heart and love?
IV. THERE ARE MANY GREAT DANGERS THAT CHRISTIANS FACE.
ONE OF THE GREATEST DANGERS IS THAT WE LEARN TO REACT TO PROBLEMS INSTEAD OF ACT. ARE WE BOUND BY THE PITFALLS AROUND US?
A. WHAT DO WE DO WHEN THE RED SEA IS IN FRONT OF US AND PHAROAH’S MIGHTY ARMY IS CLOSING UP THE RANKS BEHIND US?
WE NEED NOT REACT WITH WORDS AND UNDERMINDING AUTHORITY?
WE MUST ACT BY TRUSTING GOD’S PLAN.
B. What do we do when Jezebeel, the King’s wife has vowed to have our hide nailed to the wall?
WE NEED NOT REACT --- WE NEED TO ACT BY FAITH.
C. How will we react when the Preacher does not even come out to see us, and then has the nerve to tell us to go dip in the dirtiest river in the area?
WE NEED NOT REACT --- WE NEED TO ACT!
D. What will you do when there is a giant making fun of you and your God?
Will you listen to him twice a day for forty days?
Will you react to his 80 negative messages and cry in your tent?