Summary: This sermon gives thre role and the relationship that men and women ought to have with God, especially those who seek the office of Deacons and Deacons’ Wives.
My brothers and sisters, this message this evening is to insure us and to remind us of our relationship with God. Because with God it’s not who we are, but rather it’s who God is. It’s not the position but rather it’s the praise. It’s not about who is in control, but it’s about who holds us. I think I ought to tell you that God don’t need no help to be God. Christ has supreme authority over all creation because He is God’s Son. Nothing existed before Him and nothing and no one can claim authority over Him. In spite of what you heard or how much power you think you have, Christ is the head of the church. It is Jesus who restored the broken relationship between us and God by dying on the cross. Sin and guilt had separated us from God. We didn’t have a clue as to how to get back with God. Oh brothers and sisters, I think I ought to tell you that the death of Christ on the cross made it possible for all things to be reconciled to God. Can I get a witness? But yet there are those who don’t have a clue as what is God’s will in our lives. We go on everyday doing things our way and not the way of God. We think that just of who we are and our titles in the church, we do what we want to do to who we want to do it to in God’s house. But I’ve come to give you a wake up call. In most cases, folk who think they know so much about certain things really don’t have a clue about much at all. My brother and there was a movie out several years ago entitled clueless. In the movie there was a well-to-do teenage girl who seemed to be an expert at girlfriend and boyfriend relationships. She spent most of her time trying to hook up the new girl in school with the right guy. At the same time, she was finding out that she really didn’t have a clue at all about her own feelings. Some of you may remember a past favorite television show about a detective name Columbo. In episode after episode, as he investigated a crime scene and spoke to people who might give him information into what had happened, it seemed as though he was just clueless. But by the show’s end Columbo had caught the guilty party. Oh brothers and sisters, there are some clueless folk in the church. They think that know it all, but they really don’t have a clue about what is the will of God.
It was evident that Columbo was the only one who really had a clue concerning who actual committed the crime. In case some of us may not realize it, all of us are clueless in some areas of our lives. Can I get a witness? The Gospel writer Matthew recounts the story of text at a critical point in the ministry of Jesus. Oh brothers and sisters, the countdown to Calvary has begun and the shadow of that cruel cross seems to be getting larger and larger in the mind of the Master. Jesus now is on His final journey to Jerusalem with His twelve Disciples along beside Him. But sadly, they are not really with Him. Physically they are on the same road with Him and headed in the same direction, but spiritually in terms of their understanding they are worlds apart. In other words their bodies was with Christ, but their minds were on the other side of town. Are y’all going to pray with me. I know y’all want some hoop, if it’s the Lord’s will you will get that later, but right now you need some word in you so you can shout mess out of you. They’ve been following Jesus for about three and half years now, and they still didn’t get it. The were clueless. And I’m afraid this evening that there are some folk here today who are clueless when it comes to knowing what this Christian Journey is all about. Can I get a witness? In lesson after lesson, Jesus keep on referring to the spiritual nature of the Kingdom of God, yet time after time the Disciples have hopes of personal glory in a restored earthly kingdom. We see their personal aspirations throughout the Gospel story. In chapter 19 of Matthew involving the rich young ruler who approaches Jesus. We see it also in Peter’s question to Christ, “What shall we have? What are we going to get our of all of this.” And in response to incidents like these, Jesus tells them the parable of the workers in the vineyard. While walking on the road toward Jerusalem, Jesus calls His Disciples aside, and for the third time He speaks of the specific nature of Messianic Mission. Jesus gives them another clue concerning the impending and particular death He would experience, but they just couldn’t or wouldn’t understand.