FATHER'S DAY
ALL TWISTED UP--PART I

SERMON TITLE: ASK ME FOR ANYTHING
SERMON THEME: DRAWING OUT WHAT MATTERS
SERMON TEXT: JOHN 14:13-14

INTRODUCTION: HOW DO WE FIND THE REAL MEANING OF SCRIPTURE?

TWO WAYS YOU CAN READ SCRIPTURE

1) EXEGESIS IS DRAWING THE TRUTH OUT OF THE TEXT.

2) EISOGESIS IS READING INTO THE TEXT WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE.

HOW JOHN WESLEY SUGGESTED YOU READ SCRIPTURE

1) REASON: UNDERSTANDING THE CONTEXT AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

2) EXPERIENCE: HOW DO OTHER PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE SCRIPTURE.

3) TRADITION: APPLYING WHAT YOU AND OTHERS HAVE LEARNED.

WHAT DOES GOD CARE ABOUT?

I) YOUR RELATIONSHIPS MATTER TO GOD.

 

II) YOUR MOTIVES MATTER TO GOD.

 

III) YOUR FAITH MATTERS TO GOD.

 

IV) GOD'S WILL IS WHAT MATTERS TO GOD.

 

CONCLUSION:

PRAYER IS MORE THAN A WISH LIST, IT IS A PATHWAY TO  KNOW GOD.