Ecc. 12:13 Luke 17:10
INTRO: These verses were written by the wisest man of
his day, and perhaps the wisest man who ever lived.
He had tried everything in life and then he had come
to say, "This is the conclusion of it." Fear God;
keep His commandments for this is the whole duty of
This morning I am speaking on one word, and that word
Exodus 21:10 speaks about the duty of marriage for a
Deut. 25:5 -- we are admonished to perform the duty of
a husband's brother to his widow.
2 Chronicles 8:14, (read) we have a little phrase "the
duty of every day." (Priests/Levites to praise and
Ezra 3:4, we have the words, "They offered the burnt
offerings daily by number according to custom as the
duty of every day required.
One single thing we want to take home with us this
morning is the though of this message "duty".
ILL. Often we seek for that which is profound
unusual, unheard of, but James Stewart, the
great Scottish preacher said, "The curse of the
Scottish ministry is its unwillingness to be
WE DON'T NEED PROFUNITY: WHAT WE NEED IS SIMPLICITY
Let's look at the one little word "Duty." We want to
hold onto it, look at it, examine it, focus on it, and
apply it to our lives.
WHY DO YOU SERVE GOD?
ILL. of man who has lost his burden for souls. Once
exciting, once a privilege and an honor, but he no
longer enjoys passing out tracts and bearing witness
for Jesus. What's the matter with me?
ILL. about a person who does not enjoy reading the
Bible any more. He recalls when the Bible was a love
letter from heaven to him and he couldn't wait to get
alone to read it from its pages and glean its truth.
But I no longer enjoy it; I no longer tingle when its
truth comes through my pages. I'd rather read a
magazine than the Bible. I find myself more
interested in the newspape ...
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