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MAKING A DIFFERENCE PART 3 – Pastor Martin Childs Jr. D. Min.

JANUARY 20, 2019 PASTOR CHILDS

TEXT: 1 SAMUEL 25:2-42

TITLE: CONSCIOUS AND INTENTIONAL MINISTRY:

MAKING A DIFFERENCE PART 3

INTRODUCTION

A. “It is easier to ask for forgiveness than to get permission”

B. Luke 16:1-13

A REASONABLE REQUEST

A. David, “When your shepherds were with us…”

1. We did not harm them

2. We did not take from them

3. We were a wall around them

B. Therefore, please share some of your provisions with us

AN UNREASONABLE RESPONSE ENDANGERS

A. Naval, “Who is David?”

1. He is just another runaway slave

2. Should I take my bread, my water and my meat for my servants and give it to you?

3. …who come from who knows where

B. Naval spoke with disgust, distain and dislike

C. Naval’s response endangered his household

A GRACIOUS ENGAGEMENT SAVES

A. Abigail

1. She gathered food and drink

2. She went to David

3. She humbled herself

4. She acknowledged God’s intervention through her

5. She pronounced future blessings upon David

B. Abigail’s engagement saved her household

C. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

D. Sometimes, what we run from is also what we run to…

HOW?

A. Our response determines whether we bring out the best or worst in others

B. What we bring out is what we must live with

CHALLENGE FOR THE WEEK:

THAT I WILL PREPARE MYSELF TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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