Summary: Serving God is an adventure full of JOY
Title: The Joy of God’s Great Adventure
Text: Psalms 51:7-15
ETS: Chose whether or not you will serve God
ESS: Serving God is an adventure full of JOY
OSS: I want my people to experience the JOY of serving God.
Introduction: Today you must make choice on which you will serve and whose you are. We, as Christians, have sat on the fence too long and let people demolish the faith of our brothers and sisters and annihilate the name of the Church. And all this with a frown upon our face, Not because we are fed up, but because we just don’t care.
Ill. There was once a young boy who went to spend the week with his grandfather on the farm. While walking around he noticed the chickens, they were scratching and playing around. The little lad said, “They ain’t got it”. Next he saw a colt in the field playing and kicking up its heel’s to which he replied, “He ain’t got it”. After examining all of the animals on his grandfather’s farm and see that none of them had “it”, this boy finally found the old donkey in the barn. When he saw the donkey’s long, frowning face and the way that the donkey just stood there he screamed for his grandfather to come quick. “I found it, I found it” the boy kept yelling. When his grandfather asked what he had found he said, “Pawpaw, I found an animal that has the same kind of religion that you have.”
Enough is enough. Today is a call to all that will hear, it is time too saddle up the horses. It is time too follow our Master. It is time too get busy with our work and experience the JOY in our life that only comes from Christ. Do you want that JOY in your life? If you do, then CHOOSE TODAY WHO YOU WILL SERVE!
I. There is no joy like knowing salvation. (Psalms 13:5)
A. Where does your Joy Come from? Do you realize that you may not have another tomorrow? (2 Corinthians 6:1-2)
B. You may have sin in your life, but He can turn it into Joy and Regeneration. (Psalms 30:5,11)
C. Chose today, Will you accept Him as your Savior?
II. There is no joy like knowing that your needs are provided for ahead of time. (Psalms 4:6-8)
A. There is nothing that you are in need of that God does not know about. ( Matthew 6:8)
B. Philippians 4:6-7 all we need to do is ask.
C. Chose today, Will you trust in Him to provide for you and your family and not in yourself?
III. There is no joy like sharing Christ with someone who wants to know. (Psalms 105:2-3)
A. The world is ready for the Gospel. (Matthew 9:35-38)
B. We should be ready to always present the hope and JOY that we have. (1 Peter 3:15)
1. “If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit you’ll be winner. The price of victory is high - but so are the rewards." Paul William (Bear) Bryant
C. Chose today, Will you take it to them?