WHAT CHANGE DO YOU NEED TO MAKE?--PART I

SERMON TITLE: LESS MEANS MORE

SERMON THEME: WHAT MATTERS TO YOU?

SERMON TEXT: ECCLESIASTES 4:6

 

WHEN YOU HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, THE FIRST THING THAT CHANGES IS YOU!

 

EZEKIEL 36:26-27

26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.

 

·         GOD WANTS TO CHANGE YOU, AND GOD WANTS TO MAKE YOU NEW!

 

II CORINTHIANS 5:17

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

 

·         LESS MEANS MORE, BUT IS MORE ALWAYS BETTER?

 

ECCLESIASTES 4:6

Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.

 

CHANGE MEANS TO LIVE A LIFE WHERE LESS IS MORE?

 

 

I) CHANGE MEANS YOU SEEK TO CUT BACK.

 

LUKE 12:13-15

13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”

14 Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” 15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”

·         THE MOST MEANINGFUL THING AT THE END OF YOUR LIFE WILL NEVER BE STUFF.

 

 

II) CHANGE MEANS YOU LOOK TO CLEAN OUT.

 

·         THE ESSENTIALS WE NEED IN OUR EVERYDAY LIFE ARE VERY FEW ITEMS. EVERYTHING ELSE IS JUST EXTRA AND UNNECESSARY.

 

PROVERBS 15:16

Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.

 

III) CHANGE MEANS YOU WORK TO PAY OFF.

 

·         WHAT COULD YOU CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE IF YOU WERE NOT SHACKLED BY DEBIT?

 

PROVERBS 22:7

The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.

 

CONCLUSION: YOUR LIFE IS TOO VALUABLE, TOO GREAT, YOUR GOD IS TOO GOOD TO WASTE YOUR LIFE ON MEANINGLESS THINGS.

 

EPHESIANS 5:15-17

15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.