Summary: God often uses the most unlikey people to do His work. He can use you as well. Note: At the (*) I has asked a violin player to beging playing the hymn "Amazing Grace". I would imagine that your piano or organ player could do the same. The effect was phen
God Can Use You
Intro: It never ceases to amaze me the people that God chooses to do His work.
-We would choose “the wise, the mighty, the weak”.
-Instead God uses... (Vss. 27,28)
-"The foolish things of the world to confound the
-"The weak things of the world to confound the
things which are mighty;"
-"Base things of the world",
-"And things which are despised".
-We often think that God cannot use us.
-We have no talents that God can use.
--We have no gifts.
--We have no ability
--We have no education.
--We have no experience.
--We have no strength
--We have no “know-how”
--We have no opportunity.
LOOK AT SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT GOD HAS CHOSEN TO DO HIS WORK.
I. David. 1 Samuel 16:1-12
A.Saul had been rejected as king and God sent Samuel
to anoint a new king. Vs. 1-3
1.Samuel went. Vs. 4-5
2.Jesse and his sons were summoned to the
sacrifice vs 5
3.The sons were lined up….
a.Surely the oldest (Eliab) would be chosen.
b.Surely the second to the oldest (Abinadab).
c.Surely the third (Shammah)
4.All seven were rejected. Vs 10
a.God’s standards are not man’s standards. Vs 7
b.Samuel asked “Are these all your children”. Vs 11
5.There was one more…David. 11
b.keeper of sheep.
c.Ruddy – red – sunburn(?) or rosy cheeks(?)
B.ANOINT HIM FOR THIS IS HE” Vs. 11
1.The one that was not even considered worthy to
be called to the line up was chosen by God.
2.David became Israel’s greatest king ever….
a.God used David to establish His kingdom.
b.To gather the materials to build the Temple.
c.To write most of the Psalms.
If God can use a little Shepard boy and turn him into a king…God can use you.
II. Aaron Numbers 17
A. Apparently the people had been complaining about
the ability of Aaron to be the High Priest. Vs. 5
B. Each family of Israel was request to bring a rod.
(basically an ugly stick)
1. Each was to write their name on it.
2.Each would be placed in the Tabernacle.
3.The one chosen by God would blossom. Vs 5
C. Now what about Aaron? (Was he qualified?)
2.Aaron had led the people into idolatry.
3.Then tried to blame it on the people. Vs 21-24
4.Surely he would not have the commitment to
serve the Lord.
D. When the rods were removed, Aaron’s had blossomed.
1.God had chosen Aaron.
2.God’s charge to Aaron. Vs 18:1-7
Regardless of your past, God can use you to serve Him.
III. A Modern example.
A.There was a man born nearly 300 years ago.
1.He was 11 years old when he began working on
ships in the Mediterranean Sea.
2.He once tried to run away and he was demoted to
the lowest rank on the ship.
3.He had a reputation as being one of the most
undisciplined, rude, foul-mouthed sailors.
4. He was so bad the few captains wanted him on
B. Eventually, he was given his own ship…it was a
1.He would take slaves by the hundreds to the
2.Till one night he was caught in a storm…it
seemed that the ship would sink, and all
would be lost.
C. On May 10th 1748 He gave his life to Jesus Christ.
1.He soon quit as the captain of the slave
2.He would go on the study for the ministry
and God used him to write one of the
greatest Hymns in all of Christianity.
-AMAZING GRACE…HOW SWEET THE SOUND.
By God’s grace He can use you…
-No matter who you are…
-No matter what you’ve done.
-God can use you….
He used David the shepherd boy
He used Aaron the idolater.
He used John Newton the slave trader.
God can use you…