Leaving your comfort zone

June 5, 2022   /   Bolton Community Church

Leaving The Comfort Zone

Scripture:

Matthew 14:28-32

Main Point:  In order to be free from what imprisons us, we must be brave enough to open the door!

All of us are surrounded by comfort zones; those invisible barriers that make us feel cozy and secure. Comfort zones develop after we have done things a particular way for a period of time. Unfortunately, they can make us feel so comfortable, that we never want to change the way we do things!

The only people who like change are babies with dirty diapers! In prison the inmates don’t have to make decisions . . .

Worry about house payments . . .

Insurance payments . . .

Where the next meal is coming from . . .

WE CAN ALLOW OUR COMFORT ZONES TO BECOME OUR PRISON!What to do in order to leave our comfort zone? / How to leave our comfort zone?

  1. Evangelism 

Matthew 28: 19-20 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, “teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

Do we honor “The Great Commission” in our lives? We do if we are…

  • Submitting to the authority of Jesus
  • Working to make disciples of Jesus
  • Striving to make disciples in all the nations of the world
  • Abiding in His Word and thereby ensuring His abiding presence in our lives

 

  1. Faith Walk 

Matthew 14: 28-32 “And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.”

 WHY DID HE ASK JESUS TO COMMAND HIM TO COME TO HIM? BECAUSE … IN ORDER TO GET OUT OF THE BOAT AND BREAK THROUGH HIS COMFORT ZONE … HE HAD TO HEAR A WORD FROM GOD!

  1. Giving (Tithe & Offering – Faith Test)

Malachi 3: 10-11 “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the LORD of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the LORD of hosts;”

Relationship with God comes first (more than anything else or anyone else in your life)

  • Don’t tithe to get good with God.
  • Accept Jesus, you’ll then want to do it.
  • Your level of giving shows where your heart lies.

 

Here is a question for you, “When was the last time you shared the gospel with someone?” This world is full of darkness, with many people stumbling around trying to find their way. You can be a light for them.

You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. “Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5: 14-16

Will you commit to do whatever it takes to get out of your comfort zone?

 

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