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Tools in God's Tool Box
 

Tools in God's Tool Box

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By Mike Smith

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    Tools in God's Tool Box Tools in God's Tool Box Presentation Transcript

    • Introduction: •Tools are important! •God uses the illustration of tools… Jer. 23:29 •We can appreciate the value of tools today. •How does this apply to you? Romans 6:13 •We are the instruments of righteousness! •What kind of tool are you? Ephesians 6:6
    • Are You A Battering Ram? •As tools in God’s service we are to break down barriers that are keeping others away from God. Ephesians 4:15; John 14:15 •The evil one is trying to barricade souls behind a wall of error. Mt. 22:39 •God has given His truth to break down those barriers and free its captives. John 8:32
    • Are You A Crowbar? •We need spiritual crowbars! •There are things that we need to pull away from… James 4:4, 8 •There are things we should separate from our thinking. •There are things we should separate from our lifestyles.
    • Are You A Chisel? •A chisel does detailed work. •It has a variety of uses. •Do you have the tenacity and trust needed to use God’s word to remake you life? 2 Corinthians 3:18 •Other chisels can work on you too. Galatians 4:19
    • Are You A Level? •Levels are used to determine whether something is true or on the level as it ought to be. •It will determine the truth as to enable corrective action to be taken in the matter. •We live in a dishonest and corrupt world. Isaiah 5:20 •People can find in us a reliable standard of right and wrong as we reflect God’s word! 2 Cor. 13:5
    • Are You A Plane? •A plane makes rough surfaces smooth by moving it repetitiously back and forth across the surface. •John the immerser’s work… Mt. 3:3 •We are followers of Jesus. 1 Pet.2:21 •We forge a safe path for others to follow. •We need to be able to say with Paul… Philippians 4:9
    • Are You A Magnet? •A magnet is an object that draws and holds another object disposed to such attraction. •Are you a spiritual magnet? •By living like Jesus we can draw people to Him. John 12:32; Mk. 16:15-16
    • Conclusion: •Paul also used the examples of tools or weapons when writing to the Corinthians. 2 Corinthians 6:7; 10:4 •Both cases are figurative but with them we can help shape and build up those around us! •God’s plan for saving man: •Hear and believe… Acts 18:8 •Repent of sin… Acts 3:19 •Confess Christ… Romans 10:9-10 •Baptism into Christ… Romans 6:3-4