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					                                 SERMON OUTLINE
                                    April 11, 2010
                                Pastor Lawton Jacobs

Time: God’s Time Zone or Ours
Psalm 90:1-4 (p. 424), 2 Peter 3:8,9 (p.861)
 What comes to your mind when I say the word?

   Are we enslaved to time?

   Managing our time
        Something to be organized
        Something to be experienced
        Be careful of compartmentalizing our lives

God’s Time Zone
 God created time (Genesis 1:3-5)

   God is above and beyond time
        Infinite- measureless
        Eternal- no beginning and no end (Rev. 1:8)

   God is unchangeable (James 1:17)
        He does not age or get better with time

   Allows Change in us (2 Peter 3:9)
         He is patient
         He is relational

   God knows all things
        Temptation and Time (1 Corinthians 10:13)
               Learn to endure
        The future is not a mystery to God
               God orchestrates time

The Fullness of Time
 focus on events
         The work of salvation (Galatians 4:4)
 God’s timing (2 Peter 3:9)
         Be careful of misinterpreting God’s patience
         Let God’s timing be a mystery

   Reminds us that God is at work (Romans 8:28)

God Can Redeem Our Time
 It has been affected by sin
        Laziness
              Workaholics

       We should set our clocks by God’s time zone!

Going Deeper
    Does the fact that God knows and sees the past, present and future at the same time bring
       comfort? Why or why not?

      Why do you think God does not give us specific times and dates for His work among us, (i.e.
       when Christ will come again)?

      Can you think of a time when your timing and God’s timing didn’t match? How did you

      In what ways do you feel enslaved by time? Ask God to set you free and be Lord of your time.

      Scripture for Reflection:
       Psalm 102:25 -27, Psalm 121:1-4, Isaiah 40:28 – 31, Rev. 1:8

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