2011-10-23: Games People Play – Trivial Pursuit

Sermon: Games People Play – Trivial Pursuit
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: Mark 8:36-37
Duration: 31:05
Size: 14.2 MB

Games People Play
Trivial Pursuit
Mark 8:36-37

You see its one thing to be educated, to have knowledge, it is quite another to have wisdom.

He is the architect of our life, he wrote the owners manual, he is the creator of our existence and it stands to reason that he knows best what I should be trying to accomplish in my life.

Four items we know to be in the will of God.

I Thessalonians 4:1-5

1 – It is God’s will that we live PURE & HOLY lives.

Holiness is the term used for our actions and thoughts, the things we do and think and say and read and participate in and we are encouraged that it is God’s will that we grow in holiness.

There is a literal war going on, and every one of us is right in the middle.

And it’s something that many, unfortunately don’t realize until a great deal of damage has been done.

A pure and holy lifestyle in which we set our lives apart for service to God.

2 – It is God’s will that we stay active in serving Him.

I Thessalonians 5:14

I wish that could be said about a lot of us in regards to our service to God, but the reality is that many never get started because of laziness or idleness.

Ephesians 5:14
I Corinthians 4:2

Service doesn’t make you a Christian, but you can’t be a Christian and not serve.

3 – It is God’s will that we love one another.

And this, of all the instructions we will look at, is really at the heart of God’s will for our lives.

If we want to keep from living trivial lives then we need to learn to love like Jesus loved.

It is God’s will that you love your brother.

4 – It is God’s will that we give thanks in all circumstances.

I Thessalonians 5:18

This isn’t easy, obviously because not everything goes the way we want it to in life or even in service to God.

We need to understand that thanksgiving overflows from other factors in our life.

Which one will you work on?
Do you need to be more holy & pure in your lifestyle?
Do you need to be more active in serving him?
Do you need to be more loving to those around you?
Do you need to be more consistent in thanksgiving?

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