June 4, 2018
SERMON: June 3rd, 2018 “What is in Your Hand?”
What is in your hand? We are all missionaries if we believe that Jesus is our Lord; we have the obligation to be a missionary. 1 Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” Exodus 19:5-6 “Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ We are priests and the role of a priest is to help bring people of the world to God and to represent people to God. As people of God, our identity isn’t tied to our vocation and what we do, but it is who we are. Therefore as we love God and love our neighbors, we go out and be used by God. In Exodus 4:1-5, Moses didn’t feel that he had anything to give to God, but God asked him what what in his hand. All we have to do is to take inventory of what we have and offer it to God and He will bless it and use it. David used the slingshot in his hand to bring glory to God; Joseph used a donkey to carry his wife and the Savior to Bethlehem, bringing fulfillment of prophecy and God’s glory. Zacchaeus used a sycamore tree and Jesus changed his life. By faith we look at our resources and God can multiply and use whatever we have.