Doing > Talking

Bulletin/Handout notes
 
Original Message/Sermon: Kevin Cox
 
From One50Five service on 9/4/11.
 
(listen to sermon at one50five.com)
 
From the series: ”  > ”  (Greater Than)
 
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” Matthew 5:13  
 
Problem: There are Christians today who are “spiritually asleep“.
 
And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people. Matthew 27:50-53
 
Q: Why is this important?
A: Because Christians can’t lead other to life when they are dead inside.
 
 Anyone who claims to live to be intimate with God ought to live the same kind of life Jesus lived. 1 John 2:6
 
 Solution: Christians need to become greater than they are now.
 
 How to become greater than:
 
 1. Make our actions > our words.
 
 What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.  James 2:14, 26
 
 2. Understand that God > you.
 
David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies–the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 1 Samuel 17:45
 
God wants you to stop watching and start living!
 
You have 3 choices of what kind of Christian you want to be:
1.) Spectator
2.)Participator
3.)Servant (hint: Jesus is our example to learn from, Jesus was a servant.)
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One Response to “Doing > Talking”

  1. loopyloo305 Says:

    Thank you for the link, wonderful post!

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