TITLE: Fine Art of Frog Kissing
TEXT: Galatians 6:7-10 7Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. 9And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. 10Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
PROPOSITION: God challenges us to do some things that are not pleasant, but very rewarding.
KEY WORD: Ways
SCRIPTURE READING: Same
Fairy tale of “Frog Prince”
Theory – No beautiful girl will kiss an ugly frog.
Dirty work can have some rich rewards.
Here is the “fine art” of kissing frogs (Doing the unpleasant).
We will be as happy as we decide to be.
It will be as distasteful as we imagine it to be.
We must keep a positive attitude toward the work of the Lord.
Good things can / will happen
working for the Lord.
Learn to enjoy your work.
Jimminy Cricket – Whistle while you work
See the good that will be accomplished
Think if no one did your job – how would the world be different
No teachers, factory workers, farmers
Like – “A Wonderful Life” –
impact on others
Prayer changes things
Worry about NOTHING; Pray about EVERYTHING
Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God
Pray before you start the
difficult task – during – after
1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.”
Many people make the work easy – Moving tables and chairs
Birds of a feather – flock together.
Get someone to go with you
Enjoy the journey
Rejoice together when it is
Galatians 6:9 We will reap, if we faint not.
Keep on keeping on. Don’t quit.
Keep the goal in view – bumps will come.
Anticipate the victory.
Think how good it will be to get the job done and behind us.
Conclusion: How will kissing a few frogs help?
Turn sinners into children of God – Teaching, inviting
Turn dread into joy – Sick, lonely, grieving.
Turn work into pleasure.
Turn prodigals into faithful Christians – Restoring, Exhorting, Encouraging
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