Our pastor has a sermon
that he shares once a year.
He, mainly, gears it towards the children
but knows that the adults glean from it as well.
I just thought I'd share my outline (notes)
(emphasis in Scripture added by me)...
The CandyBar Sermon
Our "payday" is coming
"For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord."
~ Romans 6:23
"For all have sinned, and come short
of the glory of God." ~ Romans 3:23
2. Mr. Goodbar
Our only good is through Jesus Christ
"And be found in him,
not having mine own righteousness,
which is of the law, but that which is
through the faith of Christ,
the righteousness which is of God by faith"
~ Philippians 3:9
3. Goo Goo Bar
Be in His Word
"As newborn babes,
desire the sincere milk of the word,
that ye may grow thereby".
~ 1 Peter 2:2
Many 'snicker' at the cross
"For the preaching of the cross
is to them that perish foolishness;
but unto us which are saved
it is the power of God."
~ 1 Corinthians 1:18
Satan seeks to "crunch" you
"Be sober, be vigilant;
because your advesary the devil,
as a roaring lion, walketh about,
seeking whom he may devour."
~ 1 Peter 5:8
6. Almond Joy
Be joyful in all things
"Rejoice in the Lord alway:
and again I say rejoice."
~ Philippians 4:4
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,
peace, longsuffering, gentleness,
goodness, faith." ~ Galatians 5:22
He is our Conductor, orchestrating His good
"And we know that all things
work together for good
to them that love God,
to them who are the called
according to his purpose."
~ Romans 8:28
8. Milky Way
Past the 'Milky Way' is Heaven
"Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which according to his abundant mercy
hath begotten us again
unto a lively hope by the resurrection
of Jesus Christ from the dead."
~ 1 Peter 1:3
"To an inheritance incorruptible,
and undefiled, and that fadeth not away,
reserved in heaven for you."
~ 1 Peter 1:4
When we 'slip' up and sin, He forgives
"If we confess our sins,
he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
~ 1 John 1:9
We have a choice between two...
serve God or not
"And if it seem evil unto you
to serve the LORD,
choose you this day whom ye will serve;
whether the gods which your fathers served
that were on the other side of the flood,
or the gods of the Amorites,
in whose land ye dwell:
but as for me and my house,
we will serve the LORD."
~ Joshua 24:15