Presentation on theme: "Great Things Come In Small Packages"— Presentation transcript:
1Great Things Come In Small Packages Proverbs 30:24-28
2Great Things Come In Small Packages AbrahamMosesDavidJesusApostlesProverbs 30:24-28“Four things on earth are small,yet they are extremely wise”
3Great Things Come In Small Packages Jesus started with 12 ApostlesChurch only numbered 120Population of Palestine – 4,000,0001 in 30,000 were ChristiansEquivalent of:13,000 believers in all of the United StatesOne (1) Christian in the whole of the Oxford Hills Area
9Consider the Coney What the coney isn’t: What the coney is: The coney PowerfulWhat the coney is:Wise – because he knows where to stayThe coneyCute, cuddly, softBut burrows among the rocks when predators are near
10Consider the Coney Our best attributes can be our biggest liabilities The coney is aware of its own weaknessesIt realizes it must depend on something greater than itself for safety and securityAre you aware of your weaknesses?What sins trouble you?What gets you sidetracked?What thoughts hound you?
11Consider the Coney The coney goes to the ROCK! Do you? Our main temptation: “I can do it alone!”What we really need is GodPsalm 62:6-7 “He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.”
13Consider the Locust What they don’t have: What they do have: Locusts: A kingWhat they do have:Wisdom – they know there is strength in numbersLocusts:Swarms from 1/3 to several hundred sq. milesA large swarm consumes 20,000 tons/day
14Consider the Locust If the church unites We are too great a force to be reckoned withJohn 17We would be one as He and the Father are onePut aside differences for the sake of ChristGod is about His people working together1 Corinthians 12:4-6 “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.”
16Consider the Lizard What lizards are: But notice this: Easy to catch, small, insignificantBut notice this:Although they can be caught in the hand (this means they are small and unimpressive)They find there way into the greatest places on earthLizards never stop growing
17Consider the Lizard Are you continuing to grow? In your relationshipsIn your employment situationIn your attitudesIf not, let God do some surgery on youIf you never get rid of the junk in your lifeThat junk will consume you!
18Consider the Lizard Do you have aspirations? Do you believe in yourself?God believes in you!Jesus said: “I have chosen you and appointed you”1 Peter 2:9: We are a “chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light”