2011-11-06: Games People Play – Twister

Sermon: Games People Play – Twister
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: Hebrews 12:1b-2a
Duration: 25:46
Size: 11.7 MB

Games People Play
Hebrews 12:1b-2a

Getting pulled in 100 different directions on a Twister mat is fine. But it’s not so fine when life feels like one big game of Twister.

I. The first thing I want to share with you in winning the Twister game in your life, is to be flexible.

If you’re tangled up, then you can’t be flexible to reach the color.
Proverbs 29:1

Each time you decide to try one of those “it won’t hurt” adventures, you’re mind becomes more confident, while your heart becomes more callous.

To keep your flexibility, you need to follow the last part of verse 1, “throw off,” lay aside every weight.

II. The second thing I want to share with you in winning the Twister game in your life, is to keep your balance.

This phrase, “fix your eyes on Jesus,” is really a call for us to turn the knob on our lives to bring things back into focus.

Maybe the person you know who is focused on the wrong things is you.

Whenever you’re facing an option or a choice in your life, there are four questions you can ask that will help you decide where this choice belongs.

The first question is “Does this choice meet God’s approval?”
Psalm 86:12

A second question to ask is “Does this choice strengthen my family ties?” – Because you are irreplaceable in your family.

The third question to ask is “Does this choice help others?”
I Peter 4:10

The fourth question to ask is “Does this choice make my life better?”
Proverbs 28:25

If we have a choice that doesn’t match up with one of these questions, then our passage from Hebrews says “throw it off.”
II Peter 3:17

Our focus has to be on our relationship with Jesus and that has to be reflected in our life’s priorities.

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