Richard and Bonnie Gardner's
Sermons by Month
Wouldn’t you agree that, as a Christian, our greatest desire is to see everyone believe that Jesus is God incarnate, Savior and Lord. Imagine what the world would be like should everyone believe in Christ. Why doesn’t the world already believe that Jesus is the Christ?
You ever see the movie "The Godfather?" There’s a scene in the beginning where the godfather is talking to one of his sons. And he says, "Sonny, do you spend time with your family?" And Sonny said, "Yes, father." And the Godfather says, "Good. Because a man who doesn’t spend time with his family isn’t a real man."
So Jesus is traveling. He’s on the move. His custom, as He moves from town to town is to chose someone to eat with. In Luke 19 we learn that Jesus is traveling down to Jerusalem with a crowd to celebrate the Passover feast. Of all the houses in Jericho, of all the people who Jesus could have picked to stay with, he chooses a guy who others would avoid, and causes a scandal. He chose to dine at the home of a tax collector, Zaccchaeus.
This Sunday we will conclude our six part series (based on the teaching from Saddle Back Church) “Shaped to Make a Difference.” We’ve looked at five different ways that God wired you uniquely to fulfill your purpose in life. We used the acrostic SHAPE.