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Summary: There are two types of electrical current, Alternating Current and Direct Current. Most A/C believers are not in charge of their life..their feelings are. God is seeking disciplined disciples who allow the Direct Current of God to flow consistently.

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For those that are not familiar with an Anglican Service; there are four Scriptures that are read prior to the Message. The Scriptures that are assigned for today are Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 and John 2:13-22

The message today ......is based off the first sentence of our reading.... from Paul's first letter to the believers gathered in Corinth.

BIBLE "For the message of the cross is foolishness to those that are perishing; but to us who are being saved..... it is the power of God." END (Pause)

Remember..... the Energizer bunny commercials ......on television?

You know the one .....where the little bunny appears beating a drum, .....and the announcer says" .....It's still going!

And ....On the Bunny goes, .....across the desert,..... over mountains, ..... and down the lonely highways.

Nothing seems to stop ......the energizer bunny.

Now ....... the point of the commercial is not the bunny, ...... It is .....the battery.

It is imperative ....to have good batteries.

Why?...Because weak batteries..... cause problems.

Cars with weak batteries .....have problems starting.

Once the motor turns over .....the car will usually keep running, ....but it takes a good battery.... to get the car started.

Particularly in cold weather, ..... a weak battery.... .....just will not do.

CD players and tape players with weak batteries will drag.

Flashlights will go dim, portable radios will fade.

Cordless phones and cell phones .....with weak batteries .....will be full of static ......and will eventually disconnect.

Why?....because the battery ....is the power source.

Yet.... even a good battery ...... is only half the solution. (Long Pause)

A man was having trouble getting his car started.

Every time he would turn on the ignition .....he would get that dreaded ..... clicking sound.

So naturally ..... he thought that the battery was dead.

Without checking with anyone, he sent his son to purchase a new battery.

When his son returned.... they put the battery in ...... turned the key, ..... yet there it was....that dreaded clicking sound.

Finally, he called a mechanic .....who took one look at the cable ends ....and analyzed the problem.

He said "Sir, ...... you have a good battery..... but your cables are bad."

That day he learned a very good lesson about his car; .....You must always make sure ......that you have a good connection .....to the battery.

Beloved ....., we too, .....as "Redeemed" Christians, .....must make sure .....that we have a good connection .....to our power source; ..... and that source our Scripture declares... Is the Cross.

In our text from Corinthians, ......the Cross is the power of Christ.

It also represents the power of God..... for every believer...... to live .....in the Spirit.

And like the car battery, .....we must have A clear and solid contact ......in order to keep that power flowing.

We must be in harmony..... with the will... of God.

We must be in Harmony.... to fully benefit .....from the spiritual power ....that is available to us.

It is of little or no value .....to have the power of Almighty God at our disposal, .....Yet let our connection...... be rusty ...... corroded.


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Billy Don Johnson

commented on Oct 25, 2016

I was inspired by this sermon. Thank you for sharing.

J Jeffrey Smead

commented on Oct 27, 2016

Thank-you for your kind words and taking time to share your thoughts. May you be filled to overflowing with the blessings of our Lord. Jeff

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