Summary: EVERYONE SEEKS TO BE ACCEPTED I DO YOU DO WE ALL LIKE BEING LIKED JESUS ACCEPTS YOU, JESUS LOVES YOU
ITS OK TO BE DIFFERENT
TEXT: LUKE 2:41-52
INTRO: HERE WE SEE THAT JESUS IS VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE START AT 12 YEARS OLD HE WASNT OUT WITH HIS FRIENDS PLAYING, HE WASNT GONE FISHING OR HE WASNT HANGING OUT IN THE COOL PLACES OR GETTING INTO MISCHIEF.
NO FRIEND HE WAS DIFFERENT HE WAS AT CHURCH AND PEOPLE OF HIGH IMPORTANCE WAS GATHERED AROUND HIM ( DOCTORS) THIS WORD IN THE STRONGS CONCORDANCE MEANS A TEACHER AND IN THE GREEK ITS A NOUN PRONOUNCED DIDASKALOS ( DE-DA-SKA-LOS) TEACHERS IN THE TEMPLE PROBABLY BIBLE SCHOLARS OR MEN WHO NEW THE OLD TESTAMENT WERE GATHERED AROUND THIS 12 YEAR OLD AND HE WAS ASKING QUESTIONS AND THEY WERE ALL ASTONISHED AT HIM AND HIS UNDERSTANDING AND ANSWERS OF THE SCRIPTURES AND THINGS OF GOD. HE WAS DIFFERENT HE WAS ALL MAN AND ALL GOD.
DAVID WAS DIFFERENT AS WELL- HE WATCHED AFTER HIS FATHERS SHEEP
JOHN THE BAPTIST WAS DIFFERENT- HE PREACHED REPENTANCE AND WAS THE FIRST PERSON FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST LUKE1:15
PAUL WAS DIFFERENT - HE WAS CHOSEN TO PREACH AND BE A MISSIONARY AND PAUL SAID EVERYTHING WAS LOSS SAVE KNOWING CHRIST
PETER, JAMES, AND JOHN WAS ALL DIFFERENT-DISCIPLES OF JESUS
ITS OK TO BE DIFFERENT
EVERYONE SEEKS TO BE ACCEPTED
I DO YOU DO WE ALL LIKE BEING LIKED
JESUS ACCEPTS YOU, JESUS LOVES YOU
DIFFERENT MEANS- DISTINCT, SEPARATE, NOT THE SAME.
JESUS CALLED 12 MEN ALL FROM DIFFERENT WALKS OF LIFE THE BIBLE SPEAKS OF BEING DIFFERENT IN SEVERAL PLACES LOOK AT
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: (1 Peter 2:9 KJV)
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; (Philippians 2:15 KJV)
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:2 KJV)
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, (2 Corinthians 6:17 KJV)
SO HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT ?
1. WE ARE DIFFERENT AS A COUNTRY
we as a nation have been hated by the rest of the world because we are one nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all
We are different from the rest of the world and that's ok
The BIBLE Tells us in psalm 33:12
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. (Psalms 33:12 KJV)