That’s The Way It Is!

**I commissioned you to go out and bear fruit** (John 15:16).

John 3:16,17
Acts 10:25-26,34-35,44-48; Psalms 98:1-4; I John 4:7-10; John 15:9-17

Sermon Week/Year

Sixth Sunday of Easter,

Sermon Topic


Two brothers, Kevin, age 6, and Ryan, age 4, were waiting for breakfast one Saturday morning. As their mother prepared pancakes, the boys began to argue over who would get the first one off the griddle. The mother, sensing the opportunity for a spiritual lesson, told them, “If Jesus were standing right here, He’d say, ‘Let my brother have the first pancake.'” Whereupon the older boy turned to the younger and said, “Okay, Ryan — you be Jesus.”

In the familiar words of the celebrated newscaster, Walter Cronkite, “That’s the way it is!” …
That’s the way it is when we size up other persons in terms of what they can do for us.

That’s the way it is when we relate to other persons in terms of how can they feed our egos.

That’s the way it is when we exploit other persons in order to satisfy our desires.

And that’s the way it is when we dare try to use God to…

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