Handout for Sermon: WHO IS IN THE CENTER? October 16th, 2022, Manchester, TN 9:30 a.m.
Introduction: What if I said, “you are the center of the universe?” “That everything and everyone revolves around YOU!” There is something about us putting ourselves as the center of everything. Everything revolves around us and our schedule, wishes and dreams.
Illustration of Geo-centrism. For about 5000 years humanity believed this.
Mankind used to think that the earth and mankind are at the center of the universe. All the planets revolve around the earth. As if we held it all together and they all exist for us. They believed it and it was NOT true.
1.WHO OR WHAT IS AT THE CENTER OF YOUR LIFE?
What is most important and most valued in your life?
Scripture: Romans 1:18-20, Romans 1:21-25, Acts 17:22-25
God wants to put a source of light, life in the center of YOUR LIFE.
Scripture: John 1:1-9, John 3:19-21, John 8:12, John 12:35-36 & 46
JESUS IN THE MIDDLE.
Jesus as the light. Do you and all your interests and relationship circle around Jesus!
The value of putting Jesus Christ in the middle:
If you put Jesus in the middle, you get rid of sin.
If you put Jesus in the middle, you reduce the suffering.
With Jesus in the middle, you will be saved.
Scripture: John 1:1-14, John 3:19-21, John 8:12, John 12:35-36-46
Is Christ the light and center of your life?
1 John 2:8-10