SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

DON'T MAKE ME COME DOWN THERE (12 OF 17)

by Chris Brown


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Don't Make Me Come down There (12 of 17)
Series: The Unknown Prophets
Chris Brown
Zephaniah


Keys to reading Zephaniah:
Zephaniah 1:1-9, 2:1-3, 3:1-2, 3:7-8, 3:17

- Understand that dad has to say things more than once.
- Dad's actions greatly depend on his kids' response.
- Dad's kids weren't:

- obedient
- accepting correction
- trusting in God
- in relationship with God.

A king that actually got it right:
2 Kings 22-23, Joshua 1:7-9, 24:14-15

To avoid judgment, start with the Word, and start at home.

Don't stop cleaning house until the job is done.

Lessons from the kings and prophets:
Zephaniah 1:4-5, 3:1-2, Galatians 6:7-9, 1 Samuel 15:22-23

1. Worship without obedience is worthless.
2. Fight to keep good things from becoming god things.
3. Just 5 degrees off gets you far from where you want to be.

Parents: focus more on G O D than M V P or G P A.

TAKING IT HOME

1. Josiah's first step of re-aligning started with God's Word. We also can see the importance of God's Word in our lives in I Timothy 4:13,15. Are there any adjustments you need to make in keeping God's Word at the center of your life?

Possible ideas:
• Spending a little more time reading the Bible, praying, or memorizing Scripture, listening to the Bible
• More focus on or time thinking through the sermon or Growth Group Homework
• Process what you're reading, learning, being challenged with, or questioning with some friends or your group
• Other

2. Looking back at this weekend's teaching and study, are there any 5 degree changes you would like your group to pray about?

Growth Group Homework

QUICK OVERVIEW

Looking back at your notes from this week's teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?

MY STORY

1. This weekend, Chris shared the story of how part of being a parent is r ...

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