Rev. Lon Lorton

November 8, 2015

“Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, ‘Rule over us, you and your son and your grandson, also, for you have saved us from the hand of Midian.’”  [Judges 8:22]

“Unfortunately, he did not finish well.”

  • Ever heard that before?
  • We tend to forget that our successes were God’s doing.

Pay attention to the “buts.”

Pay attention to how long it takes for Jesus to stop being the topic of conversation.

Don’t ever lose sight of the barley loaf.

“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.  And being found in human form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.  Therefore, God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”  [Philippians 2:1-11]