6-Week Series: Against All Odds

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Summary: When are people going to wake up and realize that just being a good moral person isn’t going to get you to heaven? We need a Spiritual Fire in our Churches, but we will never have it unless Someone Throws Some Wood on the Fire.

THROW SOME WOOD ON THE FIRE

Proverbs 26:20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out

56% of U.S. adults now say it is not necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values, up from 49% who expressed this view in 2011. This increase reflects the continued growth in the share of the population that has no religious affiliation, but it also is the result of changing attitudes among those who do identify with a religion, including white evangelical Protestants. Among white evangelical Protestants, 32% now say belief in God is not necessary to have good values and be a moral person, up from 26% who said this in

2011.

When are people going to wake up and realize that just being a good moral person isn’t going to get you to heaven?

We need a Spiritual Fire in our Churches, but we will never have it unless Someone Throws Some Wood on the Fire.

Paul helped Keep the Fire Burning in Acts 28. He gathered a bundle of sticks for the fire.

Fire Speaks Of:

Light

Warmth

Survival

Drives away Evil (Act 28 - viper was shook off into the fire)

I. THE DUTY (Throw Wood on the Fire)

Instead of throwing wood on the fire, we’re constantly throwing water on the fire.

Quenching the Holy Spirit is a dangerous thing.

II. THE DANGER (No Wood, the Fire goeth Out)

A. Fire has gone out in many Hearts (cold on God)

B. Fire has gone out in many Homes (love has grown cold for each other)

C. Fire has gone out in many Houses of God (Church)

1. Faith is Cold

2. Love is Cold

3. Joy is Cold

4. Thoughtfulness is Cold

5. Kindness toward each other is Cold

6. Worship is Cold

7. Testimonies are Cold

8. Praising God is Cold

III. ITS TIME WE THREW SOME WOOD ON THE FIRE.

We have the Greatest Wood-Shed there is: The Holy Bible, God's Word. It is filled with all the Best Wood God has to Offer.

A. HARD WOOD (stood the test of time)

B. HEAVEN'S WOOD (didn't come from the earth, came from heaven)

C. HOLY WOOD (God's word, not man's word)

D. HELPFUL WOOD (produce warmth)

E. HEALING WOOD

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