Summary: THIS SERMON IS ABOUT THE DANGER OF DISHONOURING GOD’S ANOINTED PEOPLE AND USES EXAMPLES FROM1. NOAH AND HIS SONS 2. MOSES AND MIRIAM 3. DAVID AND SAUL 4. ELISHA AND THE YOUTHS 5.JESUS AND THE TEACHERS OF THE LAW 6. HIS HOMETOWN FOLKS 7. HIS FAMILY
THE DANGER OF DISHONOURING GOD’S ANOINTED PEOPLE
1. NOAH AND HIS SONS
2. MOSES AND MIRIAM
3. DAVID AND SAUL
4. ELISHA AND THE YOUTHS
5. JESUS AND THE TEACHERS OF THE LAW
6. JESUS AND HIS HOMETOWN FOLKS
7. JESUS AND HIS FAMILY
The Lord honours those who serve Him. When we honour Him , He will honour us. The Lord honours those who love Him with all their heart. The Lord honours those who have faced shame and humiliation in their lives. He comforts them with a double blessing.He will honour us in the presence of our enemies.When we are humble and walk in the fear of the Lord , He will honour us.We must seek the honour and blessing that comes from the Lord .
The Lord wants us to honour His messengers . When we welcome and honour His servants , we honour the Lord Himself. The Lord will surely reward us for all that we have done for His people. We must be careful not to dishonour or mistreat the Lord’s servants as the Lord will be displeased by that and we may have to face painful consequences for dishonouring His anointed messengers.
Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
"Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: ’I promised that your house and your father’s house would minister before me forever.’ But now the LORD declares: ’Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained.
"Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation."
Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.
You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.
ISAIAH 61: 7, 9
Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs.
Their descendants will be known among the nations and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the LORD has blessed."
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head.
Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, "I gave birth to him in pain."
Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain." And God granted his request.
I tell you the truth, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me; and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me."
"He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives the one who sent me.
Anyone who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and anyone who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward.
And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward."
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
Cornelius stared at him in fear. "What is it, Lord?" he asked.The angel answered, "Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.
"He who listens to you listens to me; he who rejects you rejects me; but he who rejects me rejects him who sent me."
He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:
"Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm."