Summary: A message examining comparing a bank account with our relationship to God.
IN ACCOUNT WITH GOD
INTRO: We worry a great deal about our bank account in the world that we live in, and we have charge accounts everywhere to try to make ourselves as comfortable as possible. But we don t seem to care about the most important account of all that we have. It is our account with God.
I. "SO THEN EVERY ONE OF US SHALL GIVE ACCOUNT OF HIMSELF TO GOD."
A. This is a most solemn and serious statement. It should
cause us to stop and think.
B. The final reckoning day is coming.
C. It is easy to make a record, but what sort of record
is it going to be?
II. OUR RESPONSIBILITY IS GREAT.
A. Because much depends upon our record.
B. When we come to give our account to God, every secret
we have will be known.
C. How careful should we live then?
D. Many of us could easily give accounts of others.
1. We can see their faults.
2. But we are powerless to turn the searchlight on
E. We are what we have made ourselves.
III. OUR RESPONSIBILITY HAS REFERENCE TO OUR DUTIES.
A. If we have been faithful in the discharge of duty then
our account will be all right.
B. It will meet God s approval.
IV. WE ARE RESPONSIBLE TO OTHER MEN, BUT ACCOUNTABLE ONLY TO
A. We are our brothers keeper.
B. We owe every man a debt, and every man owes us.
V. IF WE CAN DAILY REMEMBER THAT WE SHALL HAVE TO GIVE AN
ACCOUNT TO GOD, IT WILL DO THREE THINGS.
A. It will prove a check upon us.
B. It will act as a stimulus in doing God s will.
C. It will daily remind us of our weakness and need for