We are seven weeks into our DNA series. Which sermon in the series has resonated with you the most? What is the Holy Spirit stirring in you? When you find that thing, that is what you are to share with someone else. You have no idea how you can impact someone else’s life just because you shared what Jesus is currently doing in you.
Here are a few announcements for this week:
- This Wednesday night, we will have our FaithPoint Thanksgiving fellowship. Bring a food item that you would like to share. We will also have a shoebox packing party. This is going to be a fun time of putting shoeboxes together, having good food and a good time of fellowship with our FaithPoint family.
- Sunday morning at 9:00, the FaithPoint Men’s book discussion will meet at McDonald’s to continue our current discussion in Francis Chan’s book, Multiply. This is a wonderful book on becoming a disciple that makes disciples. You do not have to be part of this group to read it. I highly encourage everyone to get this book, read it and add it to your library.
- Sunday, December 6, our FaithPoint gathering will begin meeting at 10:30 am.
Here are the notes from the sermon on Sunday:
The text for this sermon is: Deuteronomy 6:6-9, Psalm 1, Psalm 119:11, Joshua 1:8, James 1:21 The title for this sermon is: Saturate Your House In Scripture.
How do you teach a child to speak? You talk. You talk in the presence of your child. You talk at home, in the car, at church, at the store, at a football game, everywhere. You don’t talk at the store, and then not talk at home.
The child is constantly being saturated with words. The child watches and has mental post – it notes inside his mind. Before you know it, he is trying to say words. He may or may not attach meaning to the words but as he watches you, he learns how to attach objects or meanings to words. You get to watch your child grow.
How do you grow in applying Scripture to your life? Another way of asking the same question, How do you grow in applying Scripture to every area of your life? All of life.
James 1:21 – Receive with meekness the implanted word. The keyword here is implanted. James is implying that Scripture is already in you. You are to receive with meekness the word that is in you. The implanted word. The Scripture is embedded in you. A better word is buried. The Scripture is buried in you. It is rooted. It is in you and it has taken hold.
Psalm 119:11 The Scripture is stored up. It is implanted. It is rooted. It is buried. David has a very valid reason for being rooted in Scripture. So, he will not sin against God.
Joshua 1:8 Shall not depart from your mouth, meditate on it day and night – so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it.
Psalm 1:2 The man takes delight in the law of the LORD. He meditates on it day and night.
You may recall in Ephesians 6 that Paul refers to Scripture as the only offensive weapon that a Christian has.
Scripture needs to be implanted, rooted or buried. Think of it as sharpening your sword.
Spiritual warfare is real. However, there are too many Christians that have not taken the time to know their sword or sharpen it. How much damage can you do with a dull sword?
So, a Christian has a dull sword. They realize that their sword is not as effective as it could be. So, instead of taking the time to know the sword and sharpen it, they just lay it down.
Then they give the enemy an open invitation to attack them.
Thoughts enter your mind and you have no way to fight back because you put your sword down. You can’t kill sin when sin is killing you.
You give the enemy an open invitation to attack you. The shield can only defend you in one direction. If you are blocking an attack from the front, you leave your back, and sides wide open for an attack. Yes you need the shield, you also need the sword.
You refuse to go down.
You refuse to give up.
You will not surrender to the enemy.
Up to this point, we have seen that we are to meditate on the Scriptures. We are to have it implanted or buried in us. Having the word implanted in us causes us to be more obedient to Jesus.
How does the word get implanted in us?
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 You saturate your house with Scripture. Not just your house, your spouse, your family, everything. Every room in the house. Every area of your life needs to be saturated with Scripture.
- You talk about it
- You teach it
- Every day
- You do whatever it takes to be saturated with Scripture
Choose this day whom you will serve
Every day you must choose.
Who do you choose when:
- your favorite football team loses
- when you have a fight with your spouse
- when you get cut off in traffic
- when things are not going well at work
Saturate your life with Scripture. Because: You become more obedient to Jesus.
And you can say:
As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
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