Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mulberry Street UMC/Macon Outreach Sermon Notes...Lessons From Nature

Scriptural Text...New Living Translation Psalm 1:2-3 "But they delight in the law of the Lord,
meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither,
and they prosper in all they do."

Introduction: Our God is incredibly amazing! There's absolutely no God like our God! Creation's forensics boasts his finger prints and his signature 'Made by God' is seen throughout nature.

Transition: The Psalms are personally poetic, powerfully portrayed and passionately penned. Psalm 1 is a lesson in discipleship, taught by nature, on how to maximize our meager existences.

Exposition: Since nature declares the handiwork of God (according to Psalm 19), let's listen to what it has to teach us...

1. Posture (planted)
If the tree was potted, it's development would be limited. Being planted allows for limitless possibilities to progress. The word of God is what makes the tree so stable.

2. Position (riverbank)
There is no excuse for the tree to be dry/malnourished. It should soak up the word for it's growth.
*story of little atheist boy

3. Production (fruit)
The responsibility of the tree isn't to merely pig out on the word, but to use it to give back. We grow to give!

4. Prosperity (never wither)
The word of God is a preservative. In Deuteronomy 29:5, God kept clothes and shoes from deteriorating while they wandered in the wilderness. Your prosperity is found in God alone!
*story of little boy in the general store

No comments:

Post a Comment