Frankenstein

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October 14, 2018 - Bible Text:

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The second sermon in our series; "Monsters"

This week's scripture: Proverbs 18:1-8

Last week, I shared that vampires are mythical creatures that have come to be known for their ability to suck the life out of you. Metaphorically, often people find the life being sucked out of them by one thing or another. One way to stop the things that suck the life out of you is to be God-sufficient (as opposed to self-sufficient) by trusting in His provision and being a vessel for God in this world. The Apostle Paul challenges his audience in 2 Corinthians 9 to give with a cheerful heart, and when we can trust God for all we need (money, love, food, health, grace, hope, heaven, etc.), we can give knowing He will provide.

Another metaphorical monster people often face is Frankenstein's creature. Often we simply refer to the creature as Frankenstein. It was rejected by everyone, including its creator, because of its appearance. Yearning for acceptance, Frankenstein's monster would stop at nothing to find companionship.

The first few verses of Proverbs 18 reminds us of how powerful our words can be. At times, we can say things and do things out of fear or our own need for acceptance and companionship that hurt others.

As Christians, we have the assurance of God's love for us - you are wonderfully made! The promise of companionship - God will always be with you! The power to build people up with our words and actions with the good news of God's love through Jesus Christ!

Preacher: Joe Tiedemann | Series: Monsters

The second sermon in our series; “Monsters”
This week’s scripture: Proverbs 18:1-8
Last week, I shared that vampires are mythical creatures that have come to be known for their ability to suck the life out of you. Metaphorically, often people find the life being sucked out of them by one thing or another. One way to stop the things that suck the life out of you is to be God-sufficient (as opposed to self-sufficient) by trusting in His provision and being a vessel for God in this world. The Apostle Paul challenges his audience in 2 Corinthians 9 to give with a cheerful heart, and when we can trust God for all we need (money, love, food, health, grace, hope, heaven, etc.), we can give knowing He will provide.
Another metaphorical monster people often face is Frankenstein’s creature. Often we simply refer to the creature as Frankenstein. It was rejected by everyone, including its creator, because of its appearance. Yearning for acceptance, Frankenstein’s monster would stop at nothing to find companionship.
The first few verses of Proverbs 18 reminds us of how powerful our words can be. At times, we can say things and do things out of fear or our own need for acceptance and companionship that hurt others.
As Christians, we have the assurance of God’s love for us – you are wonderfully made! The promise of companionship – God will always be with you! The power to build people up with our words and actions with the good news of God’s love through Jesus Christ!