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Monday, March 16, 2009

Sermon: We Can't Help But Grow With T. & O.

I don't know about you, but I relish simplicity. I tend to overcomplicate my life, but if I don't do this life has a way of complicating itself. We tend to overcomplicate our relationship with God. To the contrary, developing a deep friendship with God is really quite simple. Abraham, whose friendship with God is chronicled in Genesis 12-22, shows that developing a deeper relationship with God is based upon two simple habits- trust and obedience. Abraham wasn't perfect but he trusted God's promises enough to obey God's commands and because of this the promises were fulfilled. Click on the link below to get to the sermon and ask yourself "do I trust God enough to obey His commands?"

Enjoy and please feel free to post your comments, insights or questions: http://www.stroudsburgwesleyan.org/index.php?page=audio_sermons2&audio_id=44

2 comments:

maria said...

This was a really good sermon . It reminded me of how trusting God and Obeying him is what really matters. When I trust him and obey him I find I have less stress in my life. Its not always easy to do, but its something I strive for.I'm learning that self examination at the end of the day can be very helpful also it helps me to see why I need him more each day. Thank You for this sermon. Its sometimes the things we know and were taught over the years we take for granted but we need to be reminded of them from time to time.Lord Bless Keep reminded us Lenny.

Anita said...

I enjoyed and am convicted on this sermon.
As a person who struggles with co-dependency, it is not always easy for me to trust and obey God (I tend to go my own way, mess up, and then cry out to Him.
My goal in this earthly life is to become a F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely on God). Thanks to my brother, Kenny, for this little life quip!
Working The Celebrate Receovery Program steps help me to know that the easiest way to go is to cry out to Him first (with prayer), and go His way always (with Bible reading/journaling and applying it, with action in my life). If I continue to live this way, with trusting and obeying Jesus-my Lord and Savior- the messing up will go away and I can be that FROG.
Thanks, Pastor Lenny, for your continued, spiritually-uplifting sermons.