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1 Great Things Come In Small Packages Proverbs 30:24-28

2 Great Things Come In Small Packages Abraham Abraham Moses Moses David David Jesus Jesus Apostles Apostles Proverbs 30:24-28 Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise

3 Great Things Come In Small Packages Jesus started with 12 Apostles Jesus started with 12 Apostles Church only numbered 120 Church only numbered 120 Population of Palestine – 4,000,000 Population of Palestine – 4,000,000 1 in 30,000 were Christians 1 in 30,000 were Christians Equivalent of: Equivalent of: 13,000 believers in all of the United States 13,000 believers in all of the United States One (1) Christian in the whole of the Oxford Hills Area One (1) Christian in the whole of the Oxford Hills Area

4 Consider the Ant

5 What the ant isnt: What the ant isnt: Strong Strong What the ant is: What the ant is: Wise – because he plans ahead Wise – because he plans ahead The ant The ant Prepares for harder seasons Prepares for harder seasons Its about forward thinking Its about forward thinking

6 Consider the Ant We need to be forward thinking We need to be forward thinking Temptations: John 16:33 Temptations: John 16:33 Trials: James 1:14 Trials: James 1:14 Christs return: 1 Peter 1:13 Christs return: 1 Peter 1:13 To tell others: 1 Peter 3:15 To tell others: 1 Peter 3:15

7 Consider the Ant Other truths about ants: Other truths about ants: Ants work with what theyve been given Ants work with what theyve been given Ands dont wear out easily Ands dont wear out easily Ants dont waste time complaining Ants dont waste time complaining

8 Consider the Coney

9 What the coney isnt: What the coney isnt: Powerful Powerful What the coney is: What the coney is: Wise – because he knows where to stay Wise – because he knows where to stay The coney The coney Cute, cuddly, soft Cute, cuddly, soft But burrows among the rocks when predators are near But burrows among the rocks when predators are near

10 Consider the Coney Our best attributes can be our biggest liabilities Our best attributes can be our biggest liabilities The coney is aware of its own weaknesses The coney is aware of its own weaknesses It realizes it must depend on something greater than itself for safety and security It realizes it must depend on something greater than itself for safety and security Are you aware of your weaknesses? Are you aware of your weaknesses? What sins trouble you? What sins trouble you? What gets you sidetracked? What gets you sidetracked? What thoughts hound you? What thoughts hound you?

11 Consider the Coney The coney goes to the ROCK! The coney goes to the ROCK! Do you? Do you? Our main temptation: I can do it alone! Our main temptation: I can do it alone! What we really need is God What we really need is God Psalm 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. Psalm 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.

12 Consider the Locust

13 What they dont have: What they dont have: A king A king What they do have: What they do have: Wisdom – they know there is strength in numbers Wisdom – they know there is strength in numbers Locusts: Locusts: Swarms from 1/3 to several hundred sq. miles Swarms from 1/3 to several hundred sq. miles A large swarm consumes 20,000 tons/day A large swarm consumes 20,000 tons/day

14 Consider the Locust If the church unites If the church unites We are too great a force to be reckoned with We are too great a force to be reckoned with John 17 John 17 We would be one as He and the Father are one We would be one as He and the Father are one Put aside differences for the sake of Christ Put aside differences for the sake of Christ God is about His people working together God is about His people working together 1 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. 1 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.

15 Consider the Lizard

16 What lizards are: What lizards are: Easy to catch, small, insignificant Easy to catch, small, insignificant But notice this: But notice this: Although they can be caught in the hand (this means they are small and unimpressive) Although they can be caught in the hand (this means they are small and unimpressive) They find there way into the greatest places on earth They find there way into the greatest places on earth Lizards never stop growing Lizards never stop growing

17 Consider the Lizard Are you continuing to grow? Are you continuing to grow? In your relationships In your relationships In your employment situation In your employment situation In your attitudes In your attitudes If not, let God do some surgery on you If not, let God do some surgery on you If you never get rid of the junk in your life If you never get rid of the junk in your life That junk will consume you! That junk will consume you!

18 Consider the Lizard Do you have aspirations? Do you have aspirations? Do you believe in yourself? Do you believe in yourself? God believes in you! God believes in you! Jesus said:I have chosen you and appointed 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 Gods own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light 1 Peter 2:9: We are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for Gods own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light

19 Great Things Come In Small Packages

20 Proverbs 30:24-28


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