11/22/09 Pastor Alex Sunday Sermon: The Family I Cor 3:9-17, Isaiah 61:1-3
Family has two parts:
Body of Christ/church family
The body of Christ is the family of God. We are responsible to God for how we act with the body of Christ. Paul had to talk to the Corinthian church about several issues in their church family. They had picked up the sexual attitudes/actions of the secular/worldly folk in Corinth.
We are builders==we need to make a decision to fight for our personal holiness. Once we have accepted Jesus as our savior, we are to start to build our house on the Foundation which is Jesus Christ.
Most Christians, after they accept Jesus, just stop. We need a plan to build our house because we will be judged by God. With our Foundation being Jesus, we need to build the rooms for our house. Before we can build the Church house we need to start with ourselves and build our personal holiness house first. I Cor 3:11
**1st Room we need: Our Prayer Room
We have to have a prayer room at home. We need to repent of things that are not of God. We are to judge ourselves in our prayer closet and ask God to help us and others in the family. God wants us to pray a lot for ourselves and others.
** 2nd Room we need: Worship Center
We need to have a worship center in our home where we worship God. Is our home a place where we worship and sing praises to God?
Isaiah 61:1-3 Singing praises to God drives out depression, despair and discouragement . Sing Praises to the Lord. His presence will meet us in our time of need.
**3rd Room we need: Hall of Fame Room
We can have a wall of fame with our pictures, plaques of our accomplishments in Christ. Pictures of what God did for us, how He brought us through. Things that show Godís move in our lives.
We need to find what avenue lets the worldly system of thinking come into our family. Evaluate the spiritual climate of our home right now. We need sober judgment about ourselves. We need to put a wall around us where the enemy creeps into our life. We and our family need to look more like Jesus. We need to get with the program cause the end is coming soon. Get with God before it is too late.