- Philippians 4:6 - 7
- Proverbs 16:3
Follow you. It is the cry of my heart.
To be close to you.
It is the cry of my heart. To follow you. The days of my life. It is the cry of my heart to follow you and that the song previous. Could you do that last? For that last paragraph up. Of the other song. No, he is. God is here.
Yeah, it’s here. Yeah.
He is here, yes. He is here.
To break the yolk. And less. The heavy burden. So oxen. They have what is called a yoke. On them. To allow them. To pull. When they’re when they’re doing the fields.
And that’s that’s heavy.
So this song is saying.
God is here or Jesus is here.
To break that yoke. And when you break that yolk. All of a sudden you’re not lifting that heavy burden. That burden is not on you anymore. But he took on that burden.
He is here. He is here.
To break the yolk. And lift the heavy burden.
He is here. He is here.
To heal. The hopeless heart. And bless the broken. And then what? He wants us to do? Is come and lay down. The burdens. You have Carrie. And where we’re at right now, it says. For in this sanctuary. God is here. That’s something how? He’ll give us songs.
To bless us. To help us.
To keep to give us strength. So that shows you that. God is working. On the inside. To help us. To become better. Or, better, children of God. I just thank God for the service. I thank God for each and everyone of you. I thank God for his mercy. And his grace. And just thank God for what he is to each and every one of us. I’m going to start at Philippians, the 4th chapter. And look at verses 6:00 and 7:00. From the King James version. Before that. Let us pray, father. We thank you, God, for your grace and for your mercy. Lord, we praise your God for your goodness. Father, we praise your God because we know that you. Know all about. Us. We praise your God because of that great sacrifice that was made on the cross for our salvation. We praise you for that great love. We praise your God for your grace and your mercy. Father, I now bless your people. Have your way, Lord, you know. Oh, God. The needs of your people right now. Have your way or God. Bless us and keep us and help us, O God, to follow after you. Help us to seek you first. So that you may have your way in our lives and father be so careful to give you all the honor. And all the glory. And all the praise Father, because you’re. Worthy of it all. And your blessed and your holy and your almighty name, we pray in Jesus name. In Jesus name. You know what? We can never give God enough praise. We can never give God enough thanks. Because of his grace. And his mercy. And what he’s done for us? Sometimes I think we forget about that. We forget about what he’s done. We forget about. What he is to us. Because if it wasn’t for him. If it wasn’t for the Lord on my side, tell me. Where would I be? Oh, y’all remember that, huh? OK. Four, let’s get there. We’ll do that later. I just think God because. He is everything. He’s everything we need. Sorry, I wasn’t. I wasn’t in. The mic, he’s everything we need. He supplies. All of our knees. And verse six, it says. Be careful for nothing. And another word that we that we could use there is. He’s telling us not to be anxious about things. We’re anxious because of certain things that’s going on in our lives. Sometimes we have anxiety. You know, and as a Christian, we. We should give everything to God. But sometimes it’s hard to do that because we want to hold on to it ourselves or take care of it ourselves. But it says be careful for nothing. But in everything. By prayer. And supplication. With Thanksgiving. Let your request be made known. Unto God. Be careful for nothing but in everything by prayer. Prayer is very important. Prayer is one of the mainstays of our Christian life. We don’t know. God, if we don’t know how to pray. We can’t. Be close to God. I mean, how do you talk to guys through prayer, but if we don’t pray, you can’t talk to God? So when things happen in your life and you wonder why? It’s because you don’t have a relationship. With Jesus Christ. By prayer and supplication with Thanksgiving, let your request be made known unto God. And in verse seven it says. And the peace. And the peace of God. See, when we think of peace, sometimes we think of. Piece we can have with. One another or whatever. But you know, if you don’t have God’s peace, you don’t have peace. If you do not have God’s peace, you do not have peace. And the peace of God which passes on. Shall keep your heart. And minds. Through Christ Jesus. It shall keep. Your hearts. In your minds. Through Christ Jesus, when you think. Daily we go through things. We got to have something to be able to fall back on. And when we can’t fall back on Christ, we have nothing to fall back on. You know, people think well. By drinking now. If I do this enough, everything will go away. No, it’s it’s going away while you’re while you’re drunk or whatever, but as soon as you wake up from that hangover, whatever. Guess what? It’s right back. And sometimes it’s worse than it was before because it hasn’t been taken care of. God wants to be the one to take care of that in our lives.
Because as we go through.
Life things are going to happen in our lives. But if we got God on our side. We got peace. If we got God on our side, we have understanding. If we got God on our side, we have his grace. If we got God on our side, we have his mercy. But we don’t have the peace. We don’t have the grace. We don’t have the mercy of God. If we don’t have him on our side.
Come on, elder.
Let’s look at proverbs the 16th chapter. Uh, verse 3. So if. We, as in verse three, it says commit thy works unto the Lord. And thy thoughts? Shall be established. So this is telling us we have to just give him everything. If we commit ourselves to him. God will establish our thoughts. God will lead our life. But it’s hard for us to do that. It’s hard for us just to turn things over to him. But God wants. Us to turn it over to him. What’s that song? Give it. Give it to Jesus. Give it to Jesus. I can’t remember the tune right now, but give it to Jesus. That’s what he wants us to do. Is to give it to him. He wants us to follow him just as the song was saying. Follow him. Give it to Jesus and then in Matthew. The 11th chapter. This this goes along with. That that other song. Verse 28, Matthew 1128. It says. Are we there? OK. Come unto me. All ye that labor. And are heavy laden. And I will give you rest. He’s going to give us. He’s going to give us rest. He’s going to give us help. Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden. And I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. And learn of me. Wow, that’s great. We’re able to learn of Christ. We’re able to let him take over our lives. Ohh man, I don’t know about that. You know, I don’t know if I want nobody taking over anything, you know.
That’s our problem.
Take my yoke upon you and learn of me. For I am meek and lowly in her. And ye shall find rest. And to your souls. And you shall find rest unto your souls. Verse 30 says for my yoke. See he. He wants to break that yoke. And he wants to take that yoke. Actually, he took the yolk. When he took our sins, when he died on the cross for our sins. He took that sin and he took that yoke. But he saying our daily yokes, he wants to take that also. For my yoke is easy. And my burden is light. I mean, we’re going to have things happen in our lives. We’re going to have burdens, we’re going to have trials. Just because you’re a Christian don’t mean you’re not going to have trials and you’re not going to have tribulations because as a Christian, you’re going to have trials and, you know, you’re having trials right now in tribulations. But he is there. To help us. He says where my yoke is easy. And my burden is right. He just wants to give us help. And strength. And peace. And grace. And mercy. For my yoke is easy. And my burden. Here’s why. I thank God for that. I thank God for being my burden bearer. God is someone we can go to and just give it to Jesus. I mean, we’re supposed to give it to Jesus. Give it to Jesus. Let’s look at. 8th chapter. Let’s look at. We’re going to start at verse 35 for who shall separate us from the love of Christ. Shall tribulation. We go through tribulations, but is that going to separate us from the love of Christ? Or distress. Or persecution. We think because we’re saved, we’re not going. To be persecuted. But look what happened to the early church and look what’s going on right now in, in, in people, in other countries, other Christians in other countries look what’s going on with them. Things are happening to them. That’s why we’re supposed to pray for our brothers and sisters. All we’re thinking about is oh, man. It’s nice here. You know, I don’t have to worry about this or I don’t have to worry about. That. But you know what? You know what? The things that we have to worry about. As Christians. We’re going to have our problems, we’re going to have our worries, but we can give them to Jesus. We can go before him in prayer. And says who shall separate us from the love of Christ. Shell tribulation. Or distress. Or persecution. Or famine. Or nakedness. Or parrell or sword in verse 36 as it is written. For thy sake we are killed all the day long. We are counted as sheep for this. Verse 37 says nay and all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. And all these. Things we are more than conquerors through him. That loved us. For I am persuaded, and neither death. Nor life. Nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present. Nor things to come. Nor height. Nor death. Nor any other creature shall be able to separate us. From the love of God. Which is in Christ Jesus. Our Lord, and you know, I thank God for that. I thank God because he’s he got our back.
He has our back. He has our back.
Whatever happens, God is there. He is there. And I thank God for that. And my last. Verse I’m going to read. I’m trying to decide which one. We’re going to look at John the 16th chapter. Verse 33. It says these things I have spoken unto you that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation. But be of good cheer. This and this is the. This is the great perm. But be of good cheer. I have overcome the world. Because he overcame the world. We have peace. I mean it says right here. These things I have spoken unto you that in me. Ye might have peace. And the world you shall have tribulation but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world. So if Jesus has overcome the world. We have peace. We have peace. And OK, I’m sorry. One more, one more verse. In proverbs. And this is a this. Is a favorite of mine. Well, OK, there’s two more proverbs. Sorry, proverbs the. OK, in proverbs the first chapter. Verse 7 says. The fear of the Lord. Is the beginning of knowledge. But fools despise wisdom and instruction. But God wants us. To have his knowledge. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. And the last one I’m going to read is proverbs. The third chapter. And this is this is going to be it proverbs the third chapter. This is this is 1. Of my favorite verses. Verse five and six. First by says trust. In the Lord. With all thine heart. And lean not unto thine own understanding, because that is our downfall. We don’t want to trust in him. We don’t want to lean on him. But it says trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways, acknowledge him. And he shall direct thy path. In all thy ways. Acknowledge him. And he shall. Thy pass. May God that the blessing to the reading.
Of his word.
OK, two things. Two things. The song was turning over to Jesus and you can smile the rest of the day. The second thing is, what’s the Monday morning moment? And the third thing is give me your title, please.
OK. A title. I initially was thinking about let this mind be in you. OK. What are we after? There you go. Let this mind be in you was one of my. That I was thinking of. And then the other was uh. It’s just my mind.
Give it to Jesus. All right, give it to Jesus. Because we can’t do anything about it. So we might. As well give it to him, give. It to Jesus.