Mine

MINE

This message is titled after “one of the greatest movie lines of all time” … “Mine …Mine..Mine    MINE

Mine

We laugh at this because we have all seen seagulls and their reaction to food … (Mine)

What is even funnier is the similarity this represents to our own attitude at times.

  • My towel
  • My car
  • My remote
  • My kitchen
  • My tools

This whole message was inspired by a passage of scripture that truly troubles me.

I Corinthians 6:7-10The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated? Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers and sisters. Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men, 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

First four sins listed:

  • The sexually immoral
  • The idol worshipers
  • The adulterers
  • The homosexuals

The rest of the passage:

  • Thieves
  • Greedy
  • Drunks
  • Slanderers
  • Swindlers

1 Corinthian 6:11 “And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”

PAUL SAID “AND THAT IS WHAT SOME OF YOU WERE.”

  • Church needs to be a place that sinners can come
  • There should be no hierarchy of sin.
  • We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God

We were all separated from Jesus and destined for hell, but…

  • We were washed
  • We were sanctified
  • We were justified

Are we called to demand holiness or are we called to model holiness?

1. When someone accepts Christ in their heart they begin to change.

1 Corinthian 6:11 “And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”

  • It takes a little time to scrub clean
  • It takes more time to be made holy
  • It takes only a moment to be justified

2. God gives people the power they need through the Holy Spirit to change.

 I Corinthians 6:19-20 “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price.”

3. The church is a place that needs to be open to all

2 Corinthians 8:8-9I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.”

God loves for people to have a sharing and giving heart:

  • He wants us to have a desire to give
  • He wants us to execute in our giving
  • He wants us to give within our means

Why?

  • Greed is not part of God’s Kingdom
  • God’s heart is to generously give.

James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom he should ask God who gives generously to all without finding fault

 

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