Summary: Let the darkest night be a light to your life.
THE DARKEST NIGHT
Luke 12:16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
17And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
18And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
19And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
20But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
21So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
Introduction: When such a frightening message as this is received, God said,
“Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee”, should be enough to get your attention.
(1) LIVED FOR ENJOYMENT ONLY.
A. Luxury, Pleasures, Partying.
B. Lust for money and material possessions.
C. Labored hard successful in managing. Business.
(2) LOOKING ONLY TO EARTHLY THINGS
A. No though for others, just myself.
B. No testimony of his Salvation.
C No trust are praise toward the Lord.
(3) LINGERED EXPECTING DEATH EVERY MINUTE.
A. Dread as the clock ticked off the seconds, time was running out.
B .Delay - maybe most of the night is passed before the last enemy arrives.
C. Death strikes, the screams, the sorrow, the sadness, then the silence.
(4)LOST EVERTHING HE OWNED
A. Lost his life is one thing, but to die lost is another.
B. Left his family and friends to take up his work.
C. Left all his worldly possessions forever.
(5) LEAVES EACH OF US A WARNING
A. A warning to be saved and ready to meet God.
B. A warning not to be selfish with Gods blessings to us .
C. A warning not to satisfy the soul with sinful pleasures.
(6) LOVES ETERNAL MESSAGE
John 3: 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
A. The miracle of his love, that Christ loved a sinful world.
B. The manifestation of his love demonstrated openly.
C. The mission of his love the whole lost world.
(7) LIVED AND DIED THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE
A. The darkest night at Calvary .The Savior’s death.
B. That the day might become the brightest for those in darkness.
C. The death of Christ brought life and light to the spirit - spiritually blind, dead.