Summary: Put away your doubts. Put away your fears. Those things are not of God. Stand on Truth, Live by Faith, Believe and Be excited about What God is doing and will continue to do in you life, and the life of this church.
God Will Finish What He Has Started In You.
Pastor Glenn Newton 1-17-01
Text : Philippians 1:3-6
How many of you here this morning have a unfinished project waiting for you at home?
Go ahead, raise your hand, Something you have been working on, trying to get finished,
maybe for along time, but for whatever reason, you haven’t quite completed it? How
many? Somebody share with us, what is your project that your needing to finish? It’s
I would say almost all of us have some kind of project, some kind of goal, that we are
working on, or at least from time to time we have one. It’s a human nature kind of thing.
Whether it’s working in your yard, planting flowers or tree’s, or maybe fixing up your old
barn, or maybe it’s redesinging your house, or it could be reading a book, doing a puzzle,
whatever. We all have some kind of projects that we undertake.
Now my next question will probably divide us up evenly, and it can be the source of
conflict in some cases, but let me ask it anyway.
How many of you will only do one project at a time, and you will not even think
about starting another one until the first one is finished? If this describes you, I would
guess that unfinished projects kind of bother you until there done, right?
Then there’s the other side, how many of you can have two or three projects kind
of lying around, all of them about half-way done, and your attitude is kind of like, I’ll get
to them when I get a chance?
Now if you put these two different types of people working on the same project, can you
understand the why’s there’s conflict? But you can also understand why they compliment
each other and make for a good blend, if done properly.
This morning My Real topic isn’t conflicting personalities, but instead I want to
Remind You, THAT GOD IS GOING TO FINISH WHAT HE HAS STARTED, IN
YOU. And This Truth also applies to the New Hope Church, God isn’t done with us, In
Fact I get the Feeling He’s just getting started.
For the next couple weeks, I want to try and show you, convince you through
God’s Word, and Encourage You to See Yourself Through God’s Eyes, To See How
Much God Values You.
If your down on yourself, these next few weeks, I hope that You will Find God’s
Truth and New Light about You. You see, I’m convinced that when we will take to heart,
when we will really listen to What God says about us in His Word, we will be
overwhelmed by His Love, and We Will Begin to see ourselves in His Light and we will
then be hard pressed to be “down” on ourselves anymore.
This morning I want to share 3 Things to Remember as We Talk about How God
Will Finish What He has started in my life.
First, Remember God’s Great Love for you, and How He rejoices over you even now,
Turn in your Bibles with me to Luke 15:8-9 - Jesus is telling a Parable, a story that
describes the Father’s Love for you. Don’t let it get by you this morning, take it in, think
about what it means in your life today.
“Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a
lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she
calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost
God spared nothing in His search for you. He gathered the greatest search party
that has ever been formed in order to find you. He sent His Son, His Spirit, and His
Angels after you. As they searched, He had his people pray for you, you will never fully
know how deep, how thorough, and how costly His search was. You do not belong to
Him today because of chance, or accident, or a stroke of fate. You are His because He
never gave up His search until He found You.
Romans 8:32 says, “He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us
all--how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?”
Do you know that God Rejoices because your His?
How many of you parents ever have walked into your childrens bedrooms at night right
before you go to bed, just to look at them, all quiet, peaceful, do you remember your heart
just jumping with joy........you could say, Rejoicing because there so precious to you.
How much more does God Rejoice over you, His Child? Remember God Rejoices