Are You Dwelling Somewhere you should have Departed?

Our theme for today, that we’re going to do in this talk is, “Are you dwelling somewhere you should have departed?” Are you dwelling somewhere you should have departed? So the question, the reason we’re going to bring that about it, is we’re talking about this journey of hope. Mt. Carmel Illinois Church I encourage you, if you’ve got your worship guides or your sermon notes, you can follow along with us there, or you can get the YouVersion Bible app sermon notes that are available on there if you’re watching online.

Thank you so much. We’re so glad to have you with us. Sometimes I forget about all the people that are watching online and we’re thrilled to have that. Or maybe you’re listening to our podcast or wherever you may be watching on YouTube or Facebook or whatever you need, church.

I’m not even sure what all the options are, but it’s just a privilege to be speaking with you and, and worshiping Jesus with you today.  We love, and we get excited about the Bible here at The Roads Church because we believe that every time we open the Bible, God’s going to be speaking to us. We’re way more excited about the Bible than what you are right now. Mt. Carmel Illinois Church

So I want you to begin to encourage yourselves, get focused up, and get amped up because we believe when we come into church, when we open the Bible, God is going to speak to us where we need to be spoken to. Yes, we really believe that. We get excited about it. So when I say open up the Bible, we get excited because we believe God’s going to speak to us. So, let’s open up our Bibles today to Hebrews chapter 6, Mt. Carmel Illinois Church.

Have you ever been Stuck Somewhere?

There we are. Hebrews chapter 6, are you dwelling somewhere you should have departed? Let me ask this question as you’re turning there and getting ready this morning. Have you ever been stuck somewhere trying to get somewhere else? Yes. Mt. Carmel Illinois Church Have you ever been stuck some place, or found yourself in a place where you didn’t necessarily want to be because something was preventing you from reaching where you really wanted to be? The definition of the word stuck means to halt the movement or action of something, to be impeded by an obstruction, Mt. Carmel Illinois Church.

So, we are stuck a lot of times, because there’s an example of when we’re here but we want to be there and for some reason we can’t seem to get there either because there is something there or our own issues. Mt. Carmel Illinois Church There is something we can control or something out of our control. Has anybody ever been stuck? I mean like you can be stuck in the mud or stuck in the snow or stuck in traffic?

Have you ever been stuck in traffic? You’re stuck. Stuck in traffic around here, I was thinking about it this weekend, is different than maybe being stuck in traffic in the big city. When you’re stuck in traffic here this time of year it’s because there’s a combine in front of you and all the cars are lined up. You know, people think you don’t have any traffic in rural America.

Yes you do. They’re called combines and they back up everything. But when you’re stuck in traffic or, maybe you’re on your way to vacation, you’re excited about getting to vacation, but then you’re out on the interstate and all of a sudden all the traffic comes to a complete halt. Mt. Carmel Illinois Church Have you ever been traveling on the interstate and you’re zooming along and you look over at the other side going the other direction and they’re standing still and you’re like, “Yes!” It’s like somehow this weird, evil joy comes over you.

I’m not sure why you’re excited because you’re moving along, but the times when it is you and you’ve just come to a screeching halt it’s bad. You know, it’s summertime, it’s hot, and the kids are all going crazy saying, “Are we there yet?” Meanwhile, you’re sitting there. Nobody likes to be stuck when they are trying to get somewhere else. Here we’ve been stuck in a conversation you thought you’d never get out of it.

Just look straight ahead. You don’t have to think. You’re seeing that it comes with nobody likes to be stuck somewhere, right. It’s about being somewhere we are now, but it’s not where we want to be and this is what we’re going to talk about today. Mt. Carmel Illinois Church This is kind of our theme for the day. We’re talking about the importance of not getting stuck on our journey of hope because our mood is drastically impacted when we get stuck somewhere. If you’re stuck somewhere; if you’re stuck in line shopping and you know, I was in this line and this person just kept taking their sweet time. They’re in the line that’s supposed to be 10 items or less, and I counted at least 13 items.

You, lady are out. Nobody likes to be stuck in our mood. We can get cranky and we get irritable because we are where we don’t want to be. That’s the basis of this. I don’t want to be here so therefore I get upset. Then everything about my life is impacted by my mood, which is impacted by my surroundings. Which is like this vicious cycle.

I don’t want to be here, so I don’t like the fact that I’m stuck here and the fact that I don’t like it makes my mood bad. It makes my attitude bad and it’s even worse being where I don’t want to be because it just snowballs. This is what we’re talking about. Mt. Carmel Illinois Church We don’t want to get stuck. So let’s look at Hebrews chapter 6. I’m just going to pick three verses out of here and we want to jump into the part we want to focus on today.


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