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Out Of Step With The World (5 of 5)
Ex. 3:1-6; Jn. 13:1-17; Deut. 29:5; 3:4; Eph. 6:15
INTRO: Your feet are marvels of God's creation! They each contain 26 bones, almost ¼ of the total bones in your body! (52 bones from both feet out of 206 total ones in your body!) Each foot has 19 muscles and 107 ligaments ... and the average person will put about 65,000 miles on these wonders of the body ... a little better than the best radial tires!
Your feet are important to the health of your body! We all know that walking is healthy for you physically ... to say the least "walking with God" in the spiritual sense does the same for your SOUL!
Those who do not walk risk losing the use of their feet ... in the extreme one can lose the ability to walk ... as well as damaging cardiac capabilities and jeopardizing the rest of the body's health!
Feet represent the activity of the body, the actual mileage of life ... spiritually speaking this means our contact with God and with the world. How are we walking?
ILLUS: The Christian walk is much like riding a bicycle; we are either moving forward or falling off. -- Robert Tuttle, Leadership, Vol. 5, no. 3.
PROP. SENT: The Bible teaches us that it is important to not only be in contact with God ... but have our walk be righteous in the world! The spiritual health of a body of believers is directly connected with the exercise of their walk!
I. CONTACT! Ex. 3:1-6
A. Extraordinary! Ex. 3:1-4
1. Moses encounters an extraordinary sight one day going about a regular day's routine in the desert!
a. Moses had been doing the same thing for the past 40 years ... day in, day out!
b. His routine was quite ordinary and boring ... so after 40 years, any diversion out of the ordinary would likely catch his attention!
ILLUS: If there are a thousand steps between us and God, He will take all but one. He will leave the final one for us. The choice is ours. -- Max Lucado, Lea ...
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