2011-10-16: Games People Play – Solitaire

Sermon: Games People Play – Solitaire
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: Matthew 3:14
Duration: 27:17
Size: 12.4 MB

Games People Play
Matthew 3:14

If you get right down to it solitaire is a great game to play, but it’s a terrible way to live.

Do you have friends that are committed to helping you along in life?

The question for you today is will you share your life with others? Or will you choose to play it safe, to shut people out?

James 5:16

God himself longs to embrace you. He does this on this side of heaven through other people.

Ephesians 1:4-5

It means it’s better to eat Twinkies with friends then exercise alone!

Hebrews 10:23-24

Let’s help each other out, let’s help each other be followers of Christ and hold on to our faith.

When you serve with others you get to know them.

But you will never fully experience the kind of relationships I’ve talked about this morning until you fully embrace another relationship.

You see once we come to an understanding that we all need Christ, we understand that on this side of heaven we are all broken vessels, we are imperfect people and we all need Christ.

You must first come to terms with your relationship with Jesus Christ.

If I looked at your life and tried to find some kind of evidence that you were a Christ follower, would I find any?

The story of Jesus is a love story, the relentless pursuit of the creator of the world.

I John 3:16 – This is how we’ve come to understand and experience love: Christ sacrificed his life for us. This is why we ought to live sacrificially for our fellow believers, and not just be out for ourselves.

Next Week
Trivial Pursuit