Timothy is a Christian who enjoys creating visual art and writing. He has a B.S. in psychology.
There are those who think going to church is really boring, The truth is church is anything but boring. You get to listen to worship music, hear the Bible being read and of course there is always listening to the Pastor’s sermon. It is in the titles or content of the sermon’s where you can learn the most interesting little tidbits. Here are 20 things I learned from recent sermons.
20 Things Learned in Church
1 Life has a beginning and an end but it‘s what’s in between that counts. We are born and surely one day we‘re going to die. It is a fact or life. The Bible says in Colossians 3:23-24, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” What this means is don‘t worry about when you’re going to go but work mightily for the Lord until you get there.
2 I’m a poor man but I’m still a rich man. We may not have a lot of material wealth but when we trust in Jesus we are rich in the most important way. A rich life is not about how much you have but how well you use what you have to help others.
3 Life is like a dry bowl of cereal until you add the milk. Life can be boring and unfulfilled until the day you realize you need a change and give your life over to serving the Lord. Then it is like adding a like milk to your cereal. It girl your more meaning and flavor.
4 Count your ins. Be in the right in crowd. What is in your life? What are you like inside etc. Life is not about how you look on the outside but your hearts desires on the inside.
5 A mirror only reveals what you look like on the outside. God”s law reveals problems only Jesus can heal or fix on the inside. How much time do you spend preening yourself in the mirror all in an effort to make yourself look better. The problem once again is not what you look like on the outside but where your heart’s desires lie.
6 Freedom isn’t free. There is a bill which always has to be paid. In order to be free of sin Jesus had to give His life on a cross. He paid the debt which was owed to God. In the same way our service men and women have paid the price to keep the United States a free nation.
7 We are all limited by our own limitations. We are all able to do so much more than what we think we can do. It is only in trying to do something will you ever find out if you can do something.
8 When your world is running on empty it is time to stop by for a fill up. A church is not a building for those who feel they need no help. It is a place for lost souls who know they are in a need of help to refill a lost or heartbroken soul.
9 The Christian life is not a buffet. The Christian life is not you can pick and choose the things you like. When you accept Jesus into your life you accept everything it means to follow Jesus. There is no picking and choosing what you do and do not want to follow.
10 To lighten the load empty your backpack. It is often hard to release yourself from the bad events which made up your old life but God calls you as a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” The past baggage should no longer have a hold on you.
11 You must be dead to be truly alive. In order to move forward in the Christian life you must let old habits die out. In this way you free yourself from what used to hold you back from reveling in your new life as a child of God.
12 Trust God’s GPS. In order to stay on the right course in this life you must trust in God’s GPS the Bible. The Bible is a guidebook meant to show you the way, the truth and the life.
13 Doing is speaking with legs. You can always talk about doing good and helping others but until you add footwork into the equation it is just words.
14 The Christian life is like a candle. It will give off lite in a dark place as long as your faith remains strong so the flame can continue to burn brightly.
15 Jesus is the original Mr Clean. He is the first and only one who can wipe away the things inside which hold you back from living a fruitful and righteous life.
16 Christian’s need to stink up the place. The problem with a lot of Christians is they don’t look or smell any different than a non believer. In other words if you claim to believe act like a believer and give off a good aroma.
17 It’s better to be wet than dry. A similar message to above. A dry Christian is one who sits in church on Sunday proclaiming their faith then does nothing the rest of the week. A wet Christian is one who lets their faith flow out to others the whole week long.
18 Love em all, God will do the sorting. It is not a Christians job to pass of afterlife judgments on others. The main calling is to go into the world and make disciples.
19 Don’t be one of the Frozen chosen. There are so many Christians who are frozen into ideas based on their life culture, I.e. the way they were brought up. instead the focus should be on the Bible and how the current culture can be used for God’s service.
20 Get off your donkey. One of the main complaints about Christian is that they sit on their high horse, or donkey in this case, passing judgment on others. Instead as Christians you should be getting off your donkey and getting out and loving the world.
© 2021 Timothy Whitt