Recovery Part 4

May 1, 2017 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video

 

Recovery Part 4

 

We have a RESPONSIBILITY to help others enter into the life of God.

 

Galatians 6:1 Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore them gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.

 

The healing is in the HELPING.


Philemon 1:6 I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.

 

As we help others, we gain a DEEPER understanding and experience in our own life.

 

Isaiah 58:6-12 6 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?

Every yoke”, it doesn’t matter what kind of yoke.  

 

7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.

 

HEALING (Heb. aruwkah)- Heal or restore to soundness and wholeness.

 

APPEAR (Heb. tsamach) – sprout, grow up abundantly or thickly.

 

9 Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

“If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk,

10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.

11 The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

 

As we spend our SELF on others, it opens up the channel of God’s guidance, hope and resources for life.

 

12 Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.

 

A Jesus ruled life…

  1. Is a life SPENT on a transcendent cause.

 

  1. Is a life that HELPS others.

 

  1. Is a life that has a change of REPUTATION.

 

  1. Is a life that experiences a change in QUALITY.

 

  1. Is a life that leaves a lasting LEGACY.