SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

GOD DOESN'T CARE ABOUT YOUR STRUGGLE (1)

by Kerry Shook


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God Doesn't Care about Your Struggle (Part 1)
Series: Fake News: Exposing the Lies We Live By
Kerry Shook
Luke 4:16-21


THE FAKE NEWS

1. You're the only one.

2. Things will never change.

3. God doesn't care about your struggle.

''When He came to the village of Nazareth, His boyhood home, He went as usual to the synagogue on Saturday, and stood up to read the Scriptures. The book of Isaiah the prophet was handed to Him, and He opened it to the place where it says: 'The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me; He has appointed Me to preach Good News to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted and to announce that captives shall be released and the blind shall see, that the downtrodden shall be freed from their oppressors, and that God is ready to give blessings to all who come to Him.' He closed the book and handed it back to the attendant and sat down, while everyone in the synagogue gazed at Him intently. Then He added, 'These Scriptures came true today!''' - Luke 4:16-21 (TLB)

THE GOOD NEWS

1. GOD KNOWS ABOUT YOUR STRUGGLE.

''The book of Isaiah the prophet was handed to Him, and He opened it to the place where it says: The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me; He has appointed Me....'' Vs. 17 (TLB)

''You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in Your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are Your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can't even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, You are still with me!'' - Psalm 139:16-18 (NLT)

2. GOD UNDERSTANDS WHAT YOU'RE GOING THROUGH.

''The Spirit of the LORD is upon me; He has anointed Me to preach Good News to the poor.'' Vs. 18a (TLB)

''This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for He faced all of the same testings we do, yet He did not sin.'' Hebrews 4:15 (NLT)

3. GOD CARES ABOUT YOUR PAIN.

''He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted....'' - Vs. 19a (TLB)

''The LORD ...

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