The "Navigating" Series is a lesson series that I have put together for our church. Therefore, it is in outline form with some repetition in the body of the message. That is the reason it does not read like my normal articles.
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
When I was a boy, my father, a baker, introduced me to the wonders of song, tenor Luciano Pavarotti relates. He urged me to work very hard to develop my voice. Arrigo Pola, a professional tenor in my hometown of
We Must Choose this Day Who We Will Serve
We can not be of two minds…A Double Minded Man is Unstable in All His Ways…
Finding Our Way
In the old days a sailor would find his way be using the things that he knew did not change…
He would gauge his position on the ocean by the Sun the Moon and the Stars. Using a sextant he could determine his latitude and therefore find his way through the vast uncharted ocean.
We today must navigate the waters of this world by the things that we know do not change…
1. We know that that God does not change…
8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
2. We know that the Word of God will not pass away…
31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
Using the two immutable facts we can navigate the perilous waters of life and discern what really matters…WHAT REALLY MATTERS?
Who God is Really Does Matter…
1. God is One
2. Jesus is God
3. God is Holy
The Plan of Salvation Really Does Matter…
4. Holy Ghost
Church Attendance Really Does Matter…
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Preaching Really Does Matter…
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
1 Cor 1:20-21
20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
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17 Pray without ceasing.
2 Tim 2:15
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
It Really Does Matter!