Let God Inspire You
1 Peter 1:13
TEXT: 1 Peter 1:13, "Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ."
2 Peter 3:18, "But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever."
Col. 1:10, "That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God."
1 Cor. 15:58, "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."
ILLUS: David Brainerd was an American colonial missionary to the Indians; he died at the age of twenty-nine of tuberculosis. His diary reveals a young man intensely committed to God. Brainerd once said to Jonathan Edwards: "I do not go to heaven to be advanced but to give honor to God. It is no matter where I shall be stationed in heaven, whether I have a high seat or a low seat there; my heaven is to please God and glorify Him, and give all to Him, and to be wholly devoted to His glory." 1
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of my message this morning is to inspire us to be all we can be for God. I believe God deserves our best, don't you? If we are not careful, we can lose a certain connection to God's plan and purpose for our lives. We can drift into the easy life, with no concern for where we are going.
ILLUS: There is a story of Albert Einstein on a train. Everyone is his car recognized him and knew who he was. Prior to the train leaving the station, the conductor made his routine inspection to ensure that each passenger had their tickets. The conductor noticed Einstein fumbling through his things, in his pockets, and papers. When the conductor reached him, Einstein admitted that he had lost his ticket and could not remember his stop! "That's no problem Mr. Einstein," th ...
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