Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Katrina -sermon

In view of the current situation in the Mississippi Valley, as the
Governor said, This is our Tsunami, I used an anachronism for Hurricane
Katrina. If you have Microsoft works you should be able to open the
attachment and copy it on a transparency for immediate use. If not here
is the basic outline - Use your own ideas to fill in the blanks. Peace to
all - Kirk

K - Killer Storm ________ known dead.
Sin is like a killer storm. Able, Stephen, James, Apostles, Christ.
Reign of terror begins in the heart: King Saul - envy; Jehoiakim (Jerm. 36) rebellion; Saul of Tarsus (Acts 7:54-8:3) spiritual blindness; Unforgiving brethren (1 Jn. 3:14-19).

A - Awesome destructive force - Winds up to 160 mph.
Sin destroys: Nature of gambling (Loss of property) Controlled substances (loss of finances, family, friends, self esteem) Pornography (loss of holiness, create suspicion; building resistance to temptation).

T - Tidal waves near 20ft in some locations.
Surge of sin overwhelms everything we do good. Because of lust, David suffered greatly. Disobedience cast a long dark shadow on Israel leading up to captivity. Though forgiven, Paul could not abase himself enough for prior behavior.

R - Ravaged property.
Christians should consider themselves property of God (1 Cor. 6:19, 20; Acts 20:28). Practicing sin devalues our worth (1 Pet. 4:1-4). Practicing some sin ravages our health.

I - Incapacitated much of the area making rescue difficult.
Sin paralyzes the Christian. Like debris in a storm, sin clutters the road to recovery. Shepherd's call (2 Cor. 6:2); Preachers proclaim (Acts 17:23); Brethren steer us toward Jesus (Heb. 10:24; Jude 22-25).

N - Nasty mess - gasoline, sewage, chemicals, muck.
Storm looks beautiful from satellite; on the ground make a real mess. Sin appears beautiful from a certain point of view, leaves a nasty mess when it moves through our life. (Forbidden fruit, appeal of advertisements).

A - Awful cost - estimate $28 Billion.
Wages of sin (Rom. 6:23); Sodom, Rome, Cults. Prov. 29:1 Be destroyed without remedy.
Josh. 23:11-13 Join in unrighteousness, loose inheritance.

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