TITLE: Recycle Yourself
TEXT: Matthew 5:38-42
PROPOSITION: We should recycle our blessings.
KEY WORD: Items
1. Many are concerned about the environment.
2. Too much trash, garbage, throw away, disposable
3. Recycle - bottles, alu. cans, paper, etc.
4. This sermon is about spiritual recycling.
5. There are many items we can recycle.
1. Material things
A. Songbooks, literature
B. Pulpits, pews, equipment.
A. II Timothy 2:2 to faithful men with ability
B. Matthew 28:19 teach, baptize, teach to teach
A. Matthew 7:12 - Golden Rule
B. Never repay "evil for evil" Rom. 12:17
C. Matthew 5:38-40 Not "eye for eye" - other cheek
1. Return good for good
2. Return good for evil
3. Whatever is done to you - return good
A. Titus 2:2-6
B. Older ladies, older men
C. Teach, share wisdom, exchange ideas
5. Blessings from God
A. I Cor. 16:2
B. II Cor. 9:7-8
6. Restore the Fallen
A. Gal. 6:1 - Next time it could be you.
B. James 5:19-20
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