A GOOD GOD IN AN EVIL WORLD
I.THERE IS AN APPEAL WE MUST APPRECIATE- THE MERCIES
D.PROVIDENTIAL—“by the mercies of God”
E. Possible- He calls you
II. THERE IS AN ACTION WE MUST PRACTICE - PRESENT YOU
BODIES AS A LIVING SACRIFICE.
A. THERE IS A MOMENT OF SURRENDER
B. THERE IS A MEASURE OF SURRENDER
III. THERE IS AN AGRUMENT WE MUST PONDER- IT IS OUR
III. THERE IS AN ATTITUDE WE MUST POSSESS-
TRANSORMATION NOT CONFORMATION
IV. THERE IS AN ACHIEVEMENT WE MUST PRIZE- TO TEST AND
PROVE WHAT GOD’S WILL IS.
A. Personification of Christ
Archibald Rutledge tells the story that as a young boy
he was always catching and caging wild things. He
particularly loved the sound of the mockingbird, so he
decided to catch one and keep it so he could hear it
sing any time.
He found a very young mockingbird and placed it in a
cage outside his home. On the second day he saw a
mother bird fly to the cage and feed the young bird
through the bars. This pleased young Archibald. But
then the following morning he found the little bird
Later young Arch was talking to the renowned
ornithologist Arthur Wayne, who told him, "A mother
mockingbird, finding her young in a cage, will
sometimes take it poisonous berries. She evidently
thinks it better for one she loves to die rather than
live in captivity." --James S. Hewett, Illustrations
Unlimited (Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc,
1988) p. 225
There is a word that I have being hearing over and
over and over again lately and it is the word bondage.
In counseling with people and talking with people I
hear so many of them saying I feel like I am in
bondage. I feel like I’ am in prison and I feel
trapped. I feel like I am in a cage and can’t get out.
I feel like I am caught in a spider ...
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