First UMC of Laurel
God Wants A Commitment
God demands a commitment for us to be willing faithful servants. Just as we enter into a commitment of marriage or sign a contract for employment when we commit ourselves to God we do the same thing. In this sermon we will create a plan and wish better to fulfill our commitment.
Locations & Times
  • First UMC of Laurel
    424 Main St, Laurel, MD 20707, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
Countless times God shows and tells us in scripture that he wants a commitment but usually we don't see it because we know it as another word covenant.
Abraham had a covenant. God promised to make Abraham the father of a great people and said that Abraham and his descendants must obey God.
Moses had a covenant. Moses led the Jews out of slavery in Egypt and led them to the Holy Land that God had promised them.... When they reached Mount Sinai, in present day Egypt, God spoke to Moses high on the mountain slopes and made a deal (called a covenant) with the Hebrews that renewed the one he had made with Abraham.
God made a covenant with Noah. God promised to never again destroy all life on Earth by flood and creates the rainbow as the sign of this "everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth".
In Jesus God made a covenant with us. The only way to the Father is through the Son.
A covenant is nothing more than a contract. A contract is nothing more than a commitment. God wants a Commitment.
Why make a plan if you can't commit to it. Why be in a relationship if you're not looking for that person to one day be your husband or wife. Why go to school if we can't commit to do the work.
God knows our hearts, so even when we think we are doing it right, if it does not align with God's will, He will not commit to that plan.