Worship Services: 9:15 & 11:15am Messages are recorded and video is available online: www.eastview.org/sermons DVD copies are also available. Today: Owning ‘YOU’: Approval Addiction
Luke 16:15, Romans 12:1,2
Love you. Make sure they say I love you too. God wrote my name in the palm of his hand. Read his Word.
Everyone wants to be noticed. Why did no one notice me? If no one notices us we say why? We like compliments. Charles the Great wanted to be buried with all his regal stuff and sitting on a throne with the Bible on his lap snd his finger pointed to Matthew 16:26 And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?
Why do we need constant approval? Does it really matter? There is something that says we need to find something bigger. That's why we go to church.
We have all had abuse in life. We don't need to be a victim.
Sunday morning we may want to do something else.
Approval addiction it's all about me.
We have societal, corporate, Christian values. Seek the will of God and all else will be taken care of. Luke. Jesus prayed all night and then selected the 12 apostles. Everyone is known by God by name.
If you want to walk away from the ME life we need to live the Luke 6.20 life. Hunger and thirst after righteousness. Jesus has a big reward for his followers.
Life is not about now. It's about something more. There is a reward for faithfulness. Feed your soul! Be involved and train your mind. Take the marriage course. Let your bodies be transformed by changing the way you think.
Greg. You work with people that are living for themselves. Alcoholics are selfish and addicted. Some people walk around with a long face and that becomes addictive. Anger is addictive. Greg used to cary a crowbar. Had a heart attack that made him realize that hebneeded to change. Grandma prayed for her family relentlessly. Her prayers made a big difference. Post cardiac men always think about what they do not who they are.
Next Sunday Becoming more like Christ.
Is what I'm doing bringing me closer to Christ? Everything else is relatively worthless.