Monday, May 4, 2009

The Importance of Preparation

This is the message I preached last night. God gave an unusual liberty I believe our church I preparing for a great thing that God wants to do here in Leavenworth.

1 Chr 22:5 And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be builded for the LORD must be exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.

I. Preparation involves Passion – the house that is to be...MUST be exceeding magnifical

A. Passionate about the project – NOTICE!! Years of preparation before years of building!!
B. Passionate about the project's excellence – exceeding magnifical; do it right if you're going to do it

II. Preparation involves PurposeI WILL therefore

A. The purpose was to affect his children
B. The purpose was to affect his country
C. The purpose was to affect ALL the countries

III. Preparation involves Priority – I will therefore NOW make preparation

A. Your calling must be a priority – the call to preach is the call to prepare
B. Your classes must be a priority – study to show thyself approved unto God
C. Your comprehension must be a priority – understanding the magnitude of the task

IV. Preparation involves Persistence – so David prepared ABUNDANTLY before his death

A. You don't get prepared accidentally – the things you need must be learned deliberately
B. You don’t get prepared part-time – every day must be moving you toward your goal
C. You don't get prepared playing around – careless, flippant attitude will not work!


Don Porter, M.Ed said...

"And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender"

I see that Christians, even those that have been saved for many, many years; still are on milk when they should be on the meat. If we, as God's people, would ever mature, then our ability to prepare and then build would so much greater. I want to be a builder.