SERMONS

The God Connection

Scripture: Psalms 139:13-14

“For you formed my inward parts, You covered me in my mother’s womb, I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works and that my soul knows it well."


"The ties that bind us are stronger than the occasional stresses that separate us." ~ Colin Powell


I. Get Connected with God

"I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love; I lifted the yoke from their neck and bent down to feed them." (Hos 11:4)


“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Mt 11:28-30)



II. Get Connected to the Body

The hand of the Lord was on me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2 He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. 3 He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.” 4 Then He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! 5 This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. 6 I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.” 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them. 9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’” 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army. (Ez 37:1-10)


A. Connect with the Right Person


“So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone.” (Ez 37:7)


B. Connect to the Right Ministry


  • You must seriously and sincerely want to grow and mature in your relationship with the Lord.
  • You need to have a teachable spirit.
  • You need to humble yourself.



Challenge

  • You need to get tied up with God.
  • Get connected to the body of believers
    • Connect with someone who can mentor and disciple you.
    • Get connected to the right ministry