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051907-A LIFE ENTRUSTED Graduation Sermon

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A LIFE ENTRUSTED!!!

2TIMOTHY 3:14-17

 

INTRO- 2TIM 3:14-17—That could be the entire sermon!!!

John Adams said, “There are two types of education: One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live.”

FROM BABIES TO ELDERLY

WEAVE THE STORY-  A LIFE ENTRUSTED

FIRST- Parents -THEN TO YOU Grads and to all of us.

GRADS=CHRISTIANS

We have a life entrusted to us!!!

ALTER YOUR PERCEPTION

My Backyard

Things aren’t as easy….

 

With Freedom comes …….responsibility.

 

ROM. 12:1-2

 

2 Cor. 3:18

 

Heb 3:12ff

 

It is in changing that people find purpose. Both Grads+US

 

Look at PAUL

ANCHOR YOUR PASSION!!
1ST Class—Own your own faith!!!

MT 25:1-13

Parable of the ten virgins/bridesmaids

PARENTS- WE CAN’T GIVE OUR FAITH TO OUR CHILDREN!!

Truly now you are in an age of accountability.  Just as each of us are once we take Christ on in Baptism.

Perhaps we are to there is no coincidence of the lamps going out just as the Bridegroom arrived.   Likewise many will find that there mere outward religion has no illuminating power.

APPLE ANALOGY

 

JOHN 15:1-6

 

Our vine isn’t/wasn’t our parents.  Our vine is Christ.

Cling to the vine and you will bear much fruit…..which leads to….

ACHIEVING YOUR POTENTIAL

 

Just as John Adams said you will be educated to earn a living as each of us must, but our what about achieving your potential as Christians?

JOHN 15:1ff says if we cling to the vine we will bear much fruit.

MARK 16:15-16- REGARDLESS OF AGE OR LOCATION

 

It’s not easy being a Christian, but the reward is worth it effort.

 

God doesn’t ask you to be the best—only to do your best.

AWAITS IN PARADISE

Our children are the only possessions we can take to heaven.

MATT. 5:12….. YOUR REWARD IN HEAVEN IS GREAT

Following the path of least resistance is what makes people and rivers crooked.

 

IT’S NOT GOING TO BE EASY, BUT OUR PLACE, OUR SUCCESS IS NOT ON THIS EARTH, BUT IN HEAVEN.

 

PHIL 3:20

CONCLUSION

 

A LIFE ENTRUSTED…

 

The education course of life

2 Required Courses:  Life and Death

The Elective Courses you can choose are:

1. TO BE SAVED OR TO BE LOST.

“Our experiences form us. Sin deforms us. School informs us, but only Christ transforms us.”

2. TO BE SPIRITUAL OR WORLDLY.

3. TO BE CHOOSE GOD’S WILL OR OUR OWN WILL.

We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves.

ALTER YOUR PERCEPTION

 

ANCHOR YOUR PASSION!!

 

ACHIEVING YOUR POTENTIAL

 

AWAITS IN PARADISE

 

 

 

 

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