Going for the Good Stuff!
Duane Lee Bemis
Are you tired for the years wasted in sin? Are you tired for your own personal efforts, which have brought you to this place of want? Are you hungering and thirsting for more of God? Well, you are in the right state of mind and reading the right sermon, read on!
We are going on an expedition through God's Holy Word to find His heartbeat. I believe that life should be better and full of His peace, love, and joy. I personally located His abundant life in Jesus and the promised Holy Spirit. Our life should be overflowing with His supernatural power to overcome life's daily problems. Are you hearing what the Spirit is saying? Before we start our quest to find God let us join hearts in prayer:
"Father of ultimate truth come and speak to us. Open our eyes to see You. Open the eyes of our hearts to find Your truth and to experience Your presence. We need a word from You and we hunger for You to touch us with divine hope. We seek Your voice and Your direction. Come Lord Jesus, come. Open our ears to hear You. Dull our ears to hear the thief and the stranger. Amen and amen."
Let us turn in our bibles to the Gospel of John. Let us listen to Jesus with all our heart, mind, and soul.
"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out." (John 10:1-3)
The one that is the thief or robber are those people who are on their own agenda and will try to climb into the sheepfold by some other means. They want God on their own personal terms not God on His terms. They just want to use God for their own personal benefit. As long as God is giving and giving they will follow Jesus but as soon as something happens that they do not like they will run away from the Good ...
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