Presentation on theme: "Come On In, But Don’t Touch Anything 1 Kgs. 20:1-4 Total commitment confessed 1 Kgs. 20:5-9 Total with certain limitations Rev. 3:19-20 Jesus seeks to."— Presentation transcript:
Come On In, But Don’t Touch Anything 1 Kgs. 20:1-4 Total commitment confessed 1 Kgs. 20:5-9 Total with certain limitations Rev. 3:19-20 Jesus seeks to enter our lives He enters to redecorate our dwelling Terms: Rebuke, Chasten, Repent
What Would Jesus Find In Your Guest Room? Would He find us hospitable I Pet. 4:9 Would He find evidence of the wrong guests II John 10-11 Will we allow Jesus to be Lord over our companions or is that going too far?
The Kitchen This used to be mom’s realm She prepared meals, cleaned dishes, provided comforting snacks for discouraged kids Today mom’s got a career and the small children have day care centers to mold them Some houses have a small kitchenette with a counter that doubles as a table We eat take out in front of the T.V.
What Would Jesus Find In Your Kitchen? Difference in our house and the Lord’s –God’s house is not for common I Cor. 11:20-22 –His is a house of prayer Matt. 21:13 In home meals should not be only physical Not by bread alone Matt. 4:4 Will Jesus be Lord over our appetites?
Come On In, But Don’t Touch Anything Micah had a house full of gods Jdg. 17:5 Family Room: TV, Stereo, Books, Computer Teens: “Don’t touch my music” Dads: “Don’t touch my sports on TV” Will Jesus be Lord over our entertainment and the time and money spent on it?
Is Our Bedroom Off Limits To The Lord? Marriage begins with God’s rule Gen. 2:24 Marriage ends with God’s rule Matt. 19:9 And every spot in between is under His command Col. 3:18-19, I Cor. 7:1-5 Will Jesus be Lord over our marriages? –Will He tell us who we can marry? –Will He tell us who we must leave? –Will He direct us how to treat our mate?
Family Under Fire Divorce, Feminism, Promiscuity, Materialism, Homosexuality… Definition of a Family Father, Mother, and Children Step Father, Step Mother, His and Her Children Two Mothers and their legally adopted children
Come On In, But Don’t Touch Anything Immodest clothing I Tim. 2:9-10, I Pet. 3:3-5 Skeletons in our closets (shameful past) Phil 3:13... forgetting those things which are behind... (pride in past accomplishments, or sorrow over previous failures) Is Jesus Lord over our past: our regrets, our anger, our burdens, our failures?
Come On In, But Don’t Touch Anything Cabinet filled with medications for depression, stress, anxiety, nervousness, social disorders… Problems: medical or spiritual? Materialism: Both parents work, give kids toys instead of time, world defines fulfillment… Lord without limitations Luke 9:23