THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Two patients limped into different medical clinics
with the same complaint.
Both had trouble walking and appeared to require
a hip replacement.
The FIRST patient was examined within the hour,
x-rayed the same day, and had a time booked for
surgery the following day.
The SECOND saw his family doctor, after waiting
3 weeks for an appointment.
Then he had to wait 8 weeks to see a specialist.
Then he was x-rayed, which wasn't reviewed for
Finally he had surgery scheduled for a month later.
Why the different treatment for the two patients?
The FIRST was a Golden Retriever.
The SECOND was a Senior Citizen.
Next time take me to a vet!
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise,
as some men count slackness;
but is longsuffering to us-ward,
not willing that any should perish,
but that all should come to repentance.
LIGHT from the WORD.
We memorize things: social security numbers,
driver's license numbers, phone numbers, rhymes, and
The brain stores memory in different places.
We memorize things: it's just part of the things we DO.
Why not remember a five-point sermon that uses a
plan of salvation?
Then USE it, telling people about Jesus.
ANY Christian can do it!
I. God's PERSONALITY
He is "not slack" like men.
He is loving and wants ALL mankind to have the
privilege of being saved.
(See John 3:16)
II. God's PROMISE
ANYONE can be saved.
No matter what you've been, or done.
(See Rom. 10:13)
III. God's PATIENCE
God is "longsuffering."
He is patiently waiting, through the sinfulness of men,
to receive those who will come.
(See 2Pet. 3:9)
V. God's PLAN
God's perfect plan is to save men from the end results of sin.
(See Rom. 3:23 and Rom. 6:23)
God's plan includes:
REPENTANCE: Turn from self to Jesus (See Mark 1:15)
CONFESSION (See Rom. 10:9-10)
COMMITMENT (See Luke 9:23)
Memorize the sermon AND the verses.
Then, USE it to tell others of Jesus.