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September 16, 2018

Sermon: What’s God Offering Me?: Christian Education

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Scripture Lesson

Psalm 25:4-5; Luke 5:1-3

Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.

Jesus Calls the First Disciples
Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat.

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Rev. Jonathan Swanson
What’s God Offering Me?: Christian Education
Psalm 25:4-5; Luke 5:1-3

I. Introduction: Pickles
II. Series: What’s God Offering Me?
III. Why would Christian Education be important to me?
     A. Education can help us know God better
     B. Do you want a closer walk with God?
IV. The Psalmist thinks education is important (Ps. 25:4-5)
     A. An acrostic prayer for help
     B. Prays for God to teach him/her (4 times, 25:4-5)
     C. Waits on God (25:5)
     D. How does God teach?
V. Jesus thinks education is important (Lk. 5:1-3)
     A. He makes special arrangements to speak (5:3)
     B. He sits and teaches (5:3)
VI. The crowds think education is important (Lk. 5:1-3)
     A. Press in to hear Jesus (5:1)
     B. Jesus is speaking “the word of God” (5:1)
VII. Presbyterians think education is important
     A. Emphatic that the church should offer it
     B. Pastoral education requirements
VIII. We should think education is important
     A. We live in a complicated world
     B. We need the teachings of God
     C. God’s teachings can come through the church
     D. Please be generous with the church
IX. Conclusion: Henrietta Mears (1890-1963)


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