Today's Bible Reading:

You Are WANTED

WANTED posters, made famous in the days of the American Old West, still dot the landscape of U.S. Post Offices and other government buildings. Do you realize that in a very real—even more serious way—you are wanted?

The Personalities Who Want You

  • Satan is an adversary (1 Pet 5:8), a liar (John 8:44), and an accuser (Rev 12:9-10).
  • God is your Father (Acts 17:25-28), a truth-teller (Heb 6:18), and a refuge (Psa 46:1).

What These Personalities Want For You

  • God wants what’s best for you (James 1:2-12, 17-18).
  • Satan wants what’s worst for you (James 1:13-16; 2 Cor 11:3).

The Motive of These Personalities

  • Satan operates out of sadistic hatred (Luke 22:31; Rev 12:17; Eph 6:10-18).
  • God operates out of sacrificial love (John 3:16; Rom 5:6-11; 1 John 4:10).

What These Personalities Want With You

  • God wants to use you as a building block (1 Pet 2:1-5).
  • Satan wants to use you as a stumbling block (Matt 16:21-23; Rom 14:13; Matt 18:1-7).

Where These Personalities Want to Take You

  • Satan wants to drag you to hell with him (Matt 25:41).
  • God wants to lift you up to heaven with him (Col 1:13-14; 2 Pet 3:9; Matt 25:21).

This sermon was delivered on April 27, 2014.

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About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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