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The Myth of Mine (1 of 3)
Series: Under the Windows
TODAY we are beginning a new sermon series called, "Under the Windows". What's that all about? Well the bible teaches that every individual and every family is under one of two things; You are either under the windows of Heaven or you are under a curse.
Opening Illustration: Bring your Mine
This is my mine… It was my first baby blanket and I was a little like Linus on the Charlie Brown comic strip.. I carried this everywhere and I mean everywhere. It was carried through mud and dirt, grease and grime. From time to time my dad who had a rather sick sense of humor would snatch it out of my hands and say, "That's my blanket" and in return I would snatch it back and say "It's MINE". So I came to know this blanket as my mine…. One of the first words I learned to say was mine. When my 3 cousins Tatum, Zeke and Boone would come around I would pile all my stuff into a pile and say, "that's mine" If there were any old sticks around I would say, "That's yours". Now I always had a spiritual reason… they would break it! Besides… this stuff is mine.
Today I want to talk to you about the myth of MINE. You see, for years I have consider this blanket mine… but since becoming a Christian I have learned that really and truly nothing is MINE. I simply oversee all of God's stuff and one day I will meet God and find out if I did a good job or not.
Psalm 24:1 - "The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it."
• GENESIS 14:18,19,22 NKJ
18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. 19 And he blessed him and said: "Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth;
22 But Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have lifted my hand to the Lord, God Most High, the Possessor of heaven and earth,
THE MYTH OF MINE
Today I want to give you a few principles that will motivate you to great JOY ...
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