Summary: This sermon is to let believers know that there is a contagious spirit in the church that will cause the people of God to fall into the sin of rebelliousness.
This sermon is to get people in general to understand that there is a contagious spirit operating in the atmosphere. I did this particular sermon at a Youth Anniversary, but I feel this sermon is for all ages of living.
The word contagious is define this way; a widely spreaded epidemic.
I know many of you are thinking about; Mr. Biggs-Contagious. That’s exaclty where the Lord revealed to me the title of my message: "Contagious..."
In the world that we live in on today, I have found that there are so many contagious spirits operating in our churches of today. This sister do’t like this sister and this brother don’t like this brother. I have a problem with that. When God created you, he created something wrong with you because he knew that you would think that you are so beautiful that there isn’t anything wrong with you. Watch this! Look at your neighbor very closely. If you looked hard as I instructed you, you will find that you couldn’t see your neighbor’s eyes because her nose was blocking her eyes.
Brothers look closely at another brother. If you look closely as I instructed you, you don’t have to look. You know everytime John stands up, the sit moves. He has an overweight problem. I am being comical, but my point is, we all have a problem and your problem may not be my problem, but we all have problems.
The reason that a contagious spirit has entered the church is because church folk have brought it in with there garbage. Don’t misunderstand me, there are good contagious spirits and there are bad contagious spirits. Today, I would first like to deal with the bad contagious spirits.
You have a bad contagious spirit when you think God needs you. If is shameful for anyone to think that God needs them when he created them from the beginning. Genesis 1:26 "So God created man in his own image and in the likeness of him..." As a matter of fact, look at your neighbor and tell them: "YOU AIN’T NOTHING BUT DUST...! The bible says that God created us from the dust of the ground. Do you understand what dust is. Dust is what people have spat on and what our feet tread upon daily. The next time somebody comes and try to be a BIGSHOT, remind them of where they come from.
Every now and then, you got to remind people of where they come from. (MR. BIGSHOT, WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE!) I am tired of folk forgetting where they have come from. People are something else! They grew up on Collard Greens and Fatback. They get a position on the job paying $75, 000.00 a year when they were only making $25, 000.00, they eat steaks every night and potatoes. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with that because I can eat up some T-Bone steaks and potatoes, salad, pecan pie, and some sweet tea on the side. I can eat that everyday and most of the time, I do, but I still don’t forget when grandma was in the kitchen cooking them collards greens and fatback.
As we look at our text for today, we find that we are dealing with contagious spirits. I am going to get back to talking about contagious spirits, I just need to interject foundation at this point of my sermon. In Genesis 3, we find that we are dealing with Adam and Eve. It is fascinating that God created woman from man, but the woman was the control and not the variable in this situation. I personally wouldn’t blame everything in the serpent because God had already told Adam what to do. Adam was told from the beginning while he and Jesus walked and talked not to eat of the tree of knowledge.