Presentation on theme: "WHOSE GONNA FILL OUR SHOES. What does the word ADDICTED mean? Webster: to devote or surrender (oneself) to something habitually or habitually or excessively."— Presentation transcript:
What does the word ADDICTED mean? Webster: to devote or surrender (oneself) to something habitually or habitually or excessively. To cause addiction to a substance.
Have ALWAYS been taught addiction is bad. Always seen bad things from addiction. Always been warned of addiction.
Kenny and Jennifer Mom and Dad’s addiction Looking for food Trouble in school Mom and Dad giving them up Granny steps in
Addiction is a good thing! 1 Corinthians 16:15 (King James Version) 15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
WE MUST: 1Cor. 16 13 stand fast in the faith and be strong. 14 Let all your things be done with charity. 16 submit yourselves unto good works
WE MUST BE: ADDICTED TO THE CHURCH ADDICTED TO GOOD WORKS ADDICTED TO OUR KIDS ADDICTED TO OUR NEIGHBORHOODS
We must have: Successful member program Successful mission program Successful youth program Successful parent program
What happens if we fail to : Perform at work Perform at school Perform as parents Perform as christians
WE HAVE TO BE COMMITTED! Job:1 : 1 – Job was: Perfect Upright Feared God Hated evil
Vs. 3 Job’s possessions were great Seven thousand sheep Three thousand camels Five hundred yolk of oxen Five hundred female donkeys Greatest man of the east
Vs. 9-12 The devil wanted to get Job Touch all he has Not his person
Vs. 13-19; Servants came and said: Sons and Daughters were eating together Sabeans’ took oxen and asses, killed servants Fire from God fell and killed all sheep/servants Chaldeans took the camels and killed servants House fell and killed sons and daughters
21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. 22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.
Job 2 Satan wanted Job’s body 5 But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face. 6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life. Now he had permission to touch his physical being! His possessions were not enough!
Vs. 7-10: Hit with boils from head to toe Took broken pottery to scrape boils Wife said curse God and Die Job did not sin with lips Job had it rough
How about Abraham One of my Hero’s Man that feared God
Gen. 22 God told Abraham to take Isaac for burnt offering Prepared for trip Prepared for the offering Isaac – “Where is the lamb?” Abraham – God will provide Fixed the wood, bound Isaac raised knife Ram caught in the bushes
Could we offer our son? Would we offer our son… For each other? For anyone? Are we committed ?
Something he was trained to do Something he enjoyed doing Service to the community Family business Man that was committed to his Job! Total commitment
Acts 2:42-47 42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. 46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church [h] daily those who were being saved.h
Are we committed to our jobs? Are we committed to our families? Are we committed to Christ