by Steve Wagers

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Basics for Believers
Steve Wagers
Hebrews 10:25
March 18, 2007

Sermon Outline
1. A Place of BLESSING!
A) How our Relationship to God is Established
B) How our Fellowship with God is Enjoyed
2. A Place of BUILDING!
A) A Defended Faith
B) A Developed Faith
3. A Place of BONDING!
A) We Support One Another
B) We Stimulate One Another

I once came across an article entitled, "Why Are Fire Trucks Red?" It reads: "Fire trucks have 4 wheels and 8 firefighters, and 4 plus 8 equals 12. There are 12 inches in a foot. A foot is a ruler. Queen Elizabeth is a ruler, and the Queen Elizabeth is one of the largest ships on the seven seas. Seas have fish. Fish have fins. The Finns fought the Russians. The Russians are red. Fire trucks are always rushin'. Therefore, fire trucks are usually red."

A footnote to the article read: "If you think this is wild, you ought to hear some people trying to explain why they are not faithful to church."

I think of a man who was hunting on Sunday. Suddenly, a horrific storm arose. Looking around for shelter from the rain, he spotted a hollow log. He crawled into the log, which fitted quite snuggly. The rain lasted for several hours and soaked through the wood, and the wood began to shrink.

When the storm was over the hunter couldn't get out. He wiggled and squirmed, but the log held him tight. Exhausted, the man lay in the log and he thought to himself, "Nobody will ever find me here. I will die in this log."

The fear of dying came over as his life flashed before him. Suddenly, he remembered that it was Sunday morning, and he should have been in church. This made him feel so small that he was able to crawl out of the log.

Someone has said that being a Christian without being faithful to a church is like:

A student without a school
A soldier without an army
A citizen who doesn't vote
A salesman without customers
A seaman without a ship
An author without a reader ...

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