He Lives and Calls Me to Live for Him might be a tough theme to put your finger on. You can take this in any direction. First I want you to walk in Paul’s shoes for a few moments as he strolled down the boulevard in ancient Athens.
Water for the Thirsty
Water for the thirsty sounds like a rescue mission in the middle of the wilderness. Drinking water is ubiquitous in the Western world. Spiritual water is not. Consider Jesus’ comments to the woman at the well.
Jesus Appears as The Fisher of Men
In our text from the Gospel of Matthew this morning Jesus Appears as the Fisher of Men. Now if you check out our children’s message from this morning, you’ll see that not everyone knows about fishing – of any kind!
Hard Truth – The Found are Left
The found are left. On a certain level anything that is lost was at one point “found”, right? This point of logic matters spiritually because of how we look at the world around us. Where do you see yourself? Are you found or lost?
Hard Truth – The First Will Be Last
The first will be last. That sounds like it could be a confusing truth. As we look at our text from the gospel of Luke we see the hard truth.
Hard Truth – Division
Hard truth doesn’t sound very fun, does it? But just like straight talk from the dentist who wants you to keep your teeth, hard truth from your God comes from a loving heart that wants to save souls. Yet we tend to think of God as… nice.