Summary: This is a sermon that challenges a church to change the world around them, that God desires to give us a "Word for the weary"
4 The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue,
to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning,
wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.
There are weary people in our community that need a word that sustains.
A word that gives them hope…
Sometimes because we are so blessed, we forget our reality is not the reality that so many others face each day.
We have a God we can lean on, talk with, walk with, who sustains us by His Word, lifes us by the breath of His Spirit, gives us hope for today and eternity.
We’ve seen how prayer can change things, impossible becomes possible; know what it is to be strengthened day by day and the joy of not walking alone! Not walking alone! Expound.
We have a blueprint that if followed in our lives will lead to fruitfulness and being fulfilled.
If we build our homes on His plan we are not assured that their will not be trials, but we are assured that their will be success.
Expound Marriages, children, finances, lifestyle etc…
We sometimes get so caught up in our own lives we become complacent and forget that there are weary people who need what we have to give!
And if we don’t give it away, we don’t have it anymore!
Luke 12:48 in part
…From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. 36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.
37 Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. 38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."
Who is that? You & I!
10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
David Roper writes “The world has yet to see what God will do through you and me”.
There are weary and scattered people around us each and every day! The harvest is plentiful…
I’m not sure why we wait!
It’s not dependent on your education, getting your act together etc…
You are all dressed up! AND YOU HAVE SOMEPLACE TO GO!
He has covered you with His robe of righteousness…
Examples of men & women God used!
40 One of the two who heard John speak and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. 41 He found first his own brother Simon and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which translated means Christ). 42 He brought him to Jesus.
We are not told if Andrew ever brought anyone else but Peter to Jesus.
28 So the woman left her waterpot, and went into the city and said to the men, 29 "Come, see a man who told me all the things that I have done; this is not the Christ, is it?" 30 They went out of the city, and were coming to Him.