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Summary: Jesus used everyday things to teach biblical truths. He used a child to demonstrate the attitude and heart a Christian must have. He used birds and flowers to show that God will take care of his children. Today I want you to consider this everyday ob

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The Pencil

Romans 12:1—2

Jesus used everyday things to teach biblical truths. He used a child to demonstrate the attitude and heart a Christian must have. He used birds and flowers to show that God will take care of his children.

Today I want you to consider this everyday object and the lessons we can learn from it. When you first ponder a pencil it seems too ordinary to have any lessons within, but let’s go deeper.

MAIN BODY

I. Designed for a Purpose

A. Pencils were designed to write information.

B. We were also designed for a purpose.

1. Romans 12:1—2

2. Romans 7:4

3. 1 Peter 2:5

II. Purchased with a Price

A. Just as I spent money to give you this pencil, a price was paid for you.

B. We were purchased through the blood of Christ.

1. 1 Peter 1:18—19

2. 1 Corinthians 6:19—20

III. Distinguished from all others

A. The trademark on this pencil tells you it came from Subway.

B. Christians bear the marks of our creator.

1. Love: John 13:35

2. Faithfulness: 1 Corinthians 1:8—9

3. Zeal: Titus 2:14

IV. Leaves a Mark

A. A pencil’s purpose is to leave an impression on everything it comes into contact.

B. Christians also leave an impression with those we contact.

1. We are charged to show the love of Christ.

2. Galatians 6:9—10

V. The inside is what counts

A. A pencil that will not write is merely an attractive stick.

B. The outward man is useless; it is the heart that matters.

1. 1 Corinthians 13:1—3

2. Galatians 5:5—6

VI. Erasing Mistakes

A. A pencil can erase mistakes by lowering its head.

B. A Christian can only erase mistakes by turning and lowering. Luke 18:10—14

CONCLUSION

I hope that you will never look at a pencil in quite the same way ever again. While there are many similarities, there is one major difference. A pencil must do whatever its owner decides while God has given us a choice.

This Sermon was taken from Jeremy Houck a SermonCentral contributor.

Mitchell Skelton, Minister

Midway church of Christ

http://www.TheLordsWay.com/Midway


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