Born to Serve the Lord (2 of 17) by Ken Trivette

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Born to Serve the Lord (2 of 17)
Series: Samson: A Life of Strength and Weakness
Ken Trivette
Judges 13:1-7

Outline
1. THE DIVINE ANNOUNCEMENT OF HIS BIRTH
a) The Littleness of the Place
b) The Barrenness of the Person
c) The Certainness of the Promise
2. THE DIVINE APPOINTMENT OF HIS BIRTH
a) A Life of Separation
b) A Life of Consecration
3. THE DIVINE ASSIGNMENT OF HIS BIRTH
a) An Important Assignment
b) An Incomplete Assignment

1. I think of the old song entitled, "I Was Born to Serve the Lord." The first stanza says:
From the dust of the Earth
God created man
His breath made man a living soul
And for God so loved the world
He gave his only Son
And that is why I love Him so

2. The second stanza says:
My hand were made to help my neighbor
My eyes were made to read God's Word
My feet were made to walk in His footsteps
My body is the temple of the Lord.

3. Then the chorus says:
I was made in His likeness
Created in His image
I was born to serve the Lord
And I can't deny Him
I'll always walk beside Him
I was born to serve the Lord


4. The truth of that song is the truth I want to set before you today. We were born to serve the Lord. By the wonderful work of creation we were made by God. I think of the first man, Adam, and how he was created by God for God. Just as the first man, Adam, was created physically to serve God, we are "fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalm 139:14) to serve the Lord. Furthermore, by the glorious work of salvation we have been born-again to serve God. We have been born spiritually, bringing us into a relationship with God, whereby we can serve God.

5. The truth is, until a man is saved, he cannot serve God. Until one has been born-again, he cannot fulfill the great purpose for which one is born. We were born to serve God, but only when we are born-again we are able to serve God. The spiritual birth enables one to fulfill the great purpose of their physical birth.

6. As ...


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