Summary: BEWARE APATHY AND CARELESSNESS CAN QUIETLY CONSUME OUR EFFECTIVENESS. Do we speak negative traps that sow seeds that will grow?
O SAY CAN YOU SEE?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
O, SAY CAN YOU SEE... WHAT DO YOU SEE?
WHAT CAN YOU SEE? FALLING FAST?
The Parachutist is a magazine printed by the United States Parachute Association
THEY PUBLISH THE FATALITY SUMMARY from time to time...
1. From 1 to 20 jumps is LICENSE A...
2. AFTER 50 JUMPS YOU ADVANCE TO License B...
3. 100 jumps you receive license C...
4. 200 jumps CLASS D..
59% OF ALL PARACHUTE FATALIES WERE SUFFERED BY LICENSED D
THE LESSON IS VERY CLEAR: THE MATURE, EXPERIENCED JUMPER FEELS
THAT THEY ARE INVULNERABLE, THEY GET OVER-CONFIDENT, AND THE
MOST EXPERIENCED JUMPERS SEEM TO GET CARELESS AND OVER LOOK
SAFETY PROCEDURES... 59% OF ALL JUMPING DEATHS ARE LICENSED D
WHAT DOES THIS SPEAK TO US?
I. JESUS NEEDED TO COME THIS WAY...
JESUS SAW BEYOND WHAT HIS BOYS SAW...
THE GOOD OL' BOYS WANT TO BURN THE TOWN DOWN...
A. JAMES AND JOHN WERE CALLED THE SONS OF THUNDER...
B. They see how mean everyone is...
Luke 9:52-54 (KJV) And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a
village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.
53 And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command
fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
C. JESUS SEE BEYOND TODAY...
REVIVAL IS COMING...
D. SPEAK NEGATIVE JUDGMENT OR JESUS' MERCY/GRACE...
John 4:27 And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet
no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?
E. THE GOOD OL' BOYS SAW:
1. A WOMAN... Don't talk publicly with a woman...
2. A woman of Samaria vs JEW?
3. This woman was a bad woman, she came to the well at the SIXTH HOUR, all the
women of the community always walked together in the morning to get water.
Her coming to the well at the SIXTH HOUR tells a blistering story.
4. She has had 5 HUSBANDS and she is NOW LIVING WITH A MAN IN SIN...
E. WHY DID JESUS NEED TO GO THROUGH SAMARIA?
John 4:4 And he must needs go through Samaria.
F. JESUS NEEDED TO REACH ONE LADY...
ONE LADY REACHES THE TOWN...
John 4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
30 Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.
G. JESUS SEES THE REAL NEED... NOT THE BAD REPUTATION...
John 4:35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto
you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
H. WE EXCEPT OBSTACLES. WE MUST OVERCOME EVERY OBSTACLE.
1. HIGH WALLS OF GENDER
2. OLD HOSTILITIES
3. ETHIC DIVISON
4. PREJUDICE, RACIAL BIAS
5. RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS
I. ARE YOU SHARING FAITH OR SLAPPING WITH JUDGMENT?
II. CAN MY EYES SEE WHAT JESUS EYES CAN SEE... ???
WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO JESUS? TO ME...
A. WHAT IS YOUR VALUE SYSTEM?
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these
things shall be added unto you.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things
of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
B. EVALUATE YOUR PRIORITIES, NOT JUST WORDS... BUT DEEDS?
III. WHAT DO YOU SEE?
YOU CAN CAST THE FIRST STONE... IF YOU ARE PERFECT... ???
THE RELIGIOUS CROWD SAW A CHANGE TO JUDGE AND CAST JUDGMENT TO PUNISH
A GUILTY PERSON...
A. IF SEE WAS CAUGHT IN THE VERY ACT OF ADULTERY...
WHERE IS THE MAN?
B. WE KNOW THE LAW?
JESUS SAW THE HEART, THE POTENTAL, BEYOND THE LAW...
C. IF I ERR, MAY I ERR TO THE SIDE OF MERCY AND GRACE...
John 8:2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto
him; and he sat down, and taught them.
3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they
had set her in the midst,
4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down,
and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is