Small steps in faith

Saturday, November 28, 2009

"Above All Else"

These are my notes from the sermon at Apex tonight.
You know that the sermon is going to be powerful when the heat goes out and the projector bulb burns out just before the service.
We sang "The Desert Song", Amazing Grace medley, Beautiful, and a new song Issac taught us which was equally beautiful.

Proverbs 4:1-23

This scripture deals with a father giving his son wise instruction.
Paul Isaacs did our sermon tonight. He used his own father's advice to correlate to God's instruction to us.

1. Be Careful.

There are many verses that tell us to be careful.
Why? Because there is a powerful enemy.
He correlated a bike to us. The front wheel is our determines what direction we go. What are you listening to? What are you reading? What are you watching?
The frame is our body.
The rear wheel is our soul..the power of the bike. The soul is where the enemy will attack.
How do you protect yourself? You put on the armor of God. You hide God's word in your heart and speak it out loud.

2. Remember who you are.
You are important. God confides in us.

3. Have character
Character is who you are when no one is watching. Examples Daniel and Joseph.

4. You will have to give an account for what you do someday.
He told the story of a youth pastor who had affairs on his wife. When he ran into him 2 yrs later, the youth pastor's advice.."Always have someone in your life who keeps you accountable"
There are other people who you don't want to let down. Family,friends, and even those who don't have a relationship with Christ but are watching us.

There are people who are counting on you:
1 To remember who you are
2 To have character
3 Who will hold you accountable

Guard your will determine your course in life.


  • At 12:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Timely advice. . . or should I say timeless wisdom from the throne. This brings people and events to mind, so much so I feel great conviction to pray for those accountability partners to be put in place for every member of His body. We need each other more than we can ever know this side of heaven.


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