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SERMON: November 24th, 2019 “Why isn’t Common Sense So Common?”

Pastor Dave Sarsons
November 24, 2019

SERMON: November 24th, 2019 “Why isn’t Common Sense So Common?”

Proverbs 2:7-11 New Living Translation (NLT)
7 He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest.
He is a shield to those who walk with integrity.
8 He guards the paths of the just
and protects those who are faithful to him.
9 Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair,
and you will find the right way to go.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will fill you with joy.
11 Wise choices will watch over you.
Understanding will keep you safe.

“Your common sense is your natural ability to make good judgments and to behave in a practical and sensible way.  It is the sense that tells you not to approach a ravaging dog, lest you get bit.  Or jump in a fire that is blazing.  Common sense says that we shouldn’t do these things, because we will get hurt.  Common sense also tells us some things are inevitable, and impossible.  Common sense tells us if we jump out a plane, we need a parachute because it is impossible to fly.  Or it is impossible to breathe underwater.  I think I can easily say, ‘Common sense is  self-explanatory.  It’s just Common Sense.'”

Common sense tells us that some things are impossible and it isn’t worth the effort.  Common sense says that if we decide to take a leap-of-faith, we could possibly end up in trouble.   But it was that ‘leap-of-faith’ or faith that lead Bartimaeus to jump up, throw off his cloak and come to Jesus.  Bartimaeus was a blind beggar and in faith asked to see.  He had faith in the unseen literally!  And his faith healed him!  That is what God calls us to do – drop everything and come to Him.  Faith is the very substance of Christianity – Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”  Faith is believing in what is true!

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