THEREFORE # 6 & #7: MAKE EVERY EFFORT !

“THEREFORE #6 & #7: “MAKE EVERY EFFORT !” (2 Pet. 1:10; 3:17)
1-2 Peter Series Message #11 – Final Message in Series
FBC Earlville 3-29-15 10:30 AM Rev. J.B. Stopford, Pastor

INTRODUCTION Today’s Special: “A Golf Ball Funny”
“I have the greatest golf ball in the world,” said Bob as he put his ball on the tee. “It can’t be lost.”
Charlie, his playing partner, was surprised. “How is that possible?” he asked.
Excitedly, Bob told Charlie about his remarkable dimpled friend. “If you hit it into the sand, it beeps. If you hit it into the water, it floats. If you want to play golf at night, it glows.”
“That sounds like a great ball,” said Charlie. “Where did you get it?”
“Oh, I found it in the woods,” Bob responded.

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THEREFORE #5: BE HUMBLE!

“THEREFORE #5: BE HUMBLE !” (1 Pet. 5:5-11)
1-2 Peter Series Message #10
FBC Earlville 3-22-15 10:30 AM Rev. J.B. Stopford, Pastor

INTRODUCTION Today’s Special: “Matchmaker, Matchmaker”
Dad: Son, I want you to marry the girl of my choice.
Son: No way, Dad.
Dad: But Son, she’s the daughter of world’s richest man.
Son: Why didn’t you say so? Consider it done.
Then his dad goes to that richest man.
Dad: I want your daughter to marry my son.
Rich man: No, why would I ever permit that?
Dad: Because he’s the COO of the World Bank.
Rich man: Why didn’t you say so? Consider it done.
Then the dad goes to the president of the World Bank.
Dad: I want you to appoint my son COO of the World Bank.
Bank president: Never! Why would I do something like that?
Dad: Because he’s the son-in-law of the world’s richest man.
Bank president: Why didn’t you say so? Consider it done.

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THEREFORE #4: THE END IS NEAR!

“THEREFORE #4: THE END IS NEAR !” (1 Pet. 4:1-7)
1-2 Peter Series Message #9
FBC Earlville 3-15-15 10:30 AM Rev. J.B. Stopford, Pastor

INTRODUCTION Today’s Special: “Llama Tales”
Llama 1: We’re escaping this afternoon.
Llama 2: Alpaca bag.

We can live a life not dominated by sin (4:1) because of His Precious blood (1:19). A life not dominated by sin has nailed sin to the cross on which He suffered. But v. 7 says that “the end is near”! How are we to so live that our focus is on the eternal and not on the every day stuff? Vs. 2-6 will tell us why the therefore of v. 7 is…THERE FOR! PRAYER

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Therefore #3 (Part 4)

“THEREFORE #3: BE LIKE CHRIST !” (1 Pet. 4:1)
1-2 Peter Series Message #4, Part 4
FBC Earlville 3-1-15 10:30 AM Rev. J.B. Stopford, Pastor

INTRODUCTION Today’s Special: “A Farmer Funny”
A man owned a small farm in south Georgia. The Wage and Hour Department suspected he was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent to interview him.
Agent: “You just give me a list of your employees and tell me how much you
pay them.”
Farmer: “All right. I have a hired man. Been with me for three years. I pay
him $600 a week, plus room and board. I have a cook. She’s been here six
months. She gets $500 a week plus room and board.”
Agent (scribbling on note pad): “Anybody else?”
Farmer: “Yeah, there’s a half-wit here. Works about eighteen hours a day. I
pay him ten dollars a week and give him chewing tobacco.”
Agent: “Aha! I want to talk to that half-wit!”
Farmer: “You’re talkin’ to him.”

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THEREFORE #3: BE LIKE CHRIST !” – Part 3b

“THEREFORE #3: BE LIKE CHRIST !” (1 Pet. 4:1)
1-2 Peter Series Message #4, Part 3b
FBC Earlville 2-22-15 10:30 AM Rev. J.B. Stopford, Pastor

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