Summary: This sermon encourages every believer to use the talents/abilities God has given them to serve Him.
INTRO: Imagine being called up by the President of the United States and being asked to come serve on his cabinet. The future of the entire country is on the line, and he wants your assistance. What would you do? What would you say?
In our text, we see that we are called by God and are asked to serve for Him. What will you do? What will you say?
I. Moses (Exodus 3:9-11; 4:1-5)
A. What Moses had was nothing until he used it
B. As long as Moses used God’s instrument, he
1) The Ten Plagues
2) The Crossing of the Red Sea
3) The Battle with Amalek
4) Water From The Rock
C. Was Moses’ rod a lucky charm? No. But God
was able to use what Moses had to reveal His
II. The Boy and His Lunch (John 6:1-13)
A. What the boy had was nothing until he gave it
B. The boy gave all he had, and Jesus multiplied
it and used it for His glory.
C. Was five loaves and two fish enough to feed a
multitude? No. But he gave what he had to God
and God was able to use it despite its size.
III. Shamgar (Judges 3:31)
A. What Shamgar had was nothing until he used it
B. Is an ox goad (a pointy stick) a high-tech
military weapon? No. But God used it to
accomplish His purpose in the history of Israel.
IV. Samson (Judges 15:14-17)
A. What Samson had was nothing until he used it
B. Is a donkey’s jawbone a powerful killing
tool? No. But God was able to use it to His
V. The Widow’s Mite (Luke 21:1-4)
A. What the widow had was nothing until she gave
it to God.
B. Is two mites (2 cents) a whole lot of money?
No. But God used her gift from her heart more
than the rich men’s gift of show.
CONCLUSION: What do you have to offer to God? Is it much? The crux of the lessons behind these stories is not about a magic rod, a multiplied lunch, a miracle pointed stick, a tough jawbone, or an amazing two cents. The focus is on the majesty of a mighty, all powerful, God who can use whatever you have, if you give it to Him. Have you made that commitment? Does God have all of you, and all you have? Imagine what God could do with what you have. Give it over to Him today.