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TITLE: Hardest at Home
TEXT: Luke 8:34-39
PROPOSITION: It is a greater effort to be a Christian
around those who know us.
KEY WORD: Demands
SCRIPTURE READING: Same
is the hardest place to be a Christian? Cuba? China? Russia?
world, entertainment field, Hollywood?
your own home, around family, friends, co-workers
our hometown – Mark 6:4 – Prophet not without honor (except at home).
healed this "demon possessed" man.
wanted to follow Jesus.
said, "Return to your own house and tell what great things God has done
was to move among those who knew him as a demonic and teach them?
them about grace, forgiveness, God's love and compassion.
Costliest Gift – Yourself
can buy a book, toy, or a bicycle easier than share yourself.
to give fish away than teach a boy to fish.
a ticket to a ballgame than to play ball with your son.
should a father be at home?
Little girl said – catch a fish, build a fire, fly a kite, catch a
butterfly, plant a flower
she listed required any money – just him.
need us. Families need us. Fellow Christians need us.
Not just money, cards, gifts, tokens of affection
They need US – our presence is more valuable than gifts.
Hardest Requirement – Love
= feel for someone
= feel with someone
homes are filled with criticism, ridicule, sarcasm, slander
work place – jealousy, anger
Strongest Effort – Consistent Life (Example)
your toes – ALL the time, in all places, situations.
are watching – Do your actions match your claim?
Application – Bible Only Campaign
Juliet can come here – make a good impression – and leave.
are here and must – live among the people – shop, work, PTA.
home – tell others what great things God has done in your life.
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