Here I Am

TEXTGen. 22:1;  1 Sam. 3:4-10;  Isa. 6:8;  58:9

INTRODUCTION:

A.      IN EACH OF THESE PASSAGES - "HERE AM I."

B.      DIFFERENT, BUT IMPORTANT, IN EACH.

I.     1 Samuel 3:4-10SAMUEL IS READY TO HEAR GOD'S WORD.

A.      WHAT CAN IT DO?( Rom. 1:16;  James 1:21 ).

B.      WHERE DID IT COME FROM?( 2 Pet. 1:21 ).

C.      WHAT IS IT BUT THE TRUTH?( John 17:17; 8:31-32 ).

D.      GOD WOULD HAVE US STUDY AND MEDITATE

          ( 2 Tim.2:15;  Psa.1:1-3 ).

II.    Genesis 22:1ABRAHAM IS READY TO OBEY.

A.      THE RESULT OF FAITH( Jas. 2:21-23; Heb. 11:17-19 )

                                                                        STRONG FAITH.

B.      FAITH WITHOUT WORKS?( James 2:24;  Gal. 5:6 ).

C.      WE MUST BE READY TO DO( Jas. 1:21-22; Mat. 7:21 ).

III.   Isaiah 6:8ISAIAH WAS READY TO TEACH OTHERS.

A.      WE NEED TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER( 1 John 3:11 ).

B.      HOW DO WE SHOW IT?

          1.       Helping in time of trouble( 1 John 3:11 ).

          2.       Sympathizing( 1 Pet. 3:8 ).

          3.       The same way Paul did( Rom. 1:14-15;  9:1-3; 10:1 ).

C.      TOO MUCH TO DO( Mat. 9:36-38 ).

D.      LET'S GET TO WORK.

          1.       We must teach others( Acts 5:42 ).

          2.       Must be willing to bear our brother's burden( Gal. 6:1-2 ).

          3.       We must love and be patient( Eph. 4:1-3 ).

          4.       We must set a good example( Mat. 5:13-16 ).

IV.  Isaiah 58:9GOD SAYS "HERE AM I."

A.      HE IS READY TO HEAR US( Psa. 55:22 ).

B.      HE WILL DO FOR US( Mat. 7:7-11; James 5:16 ).

C.      HE DESIRES ALL BE SAVED( 2 Pet. 3:9; 1 Tim. 2:3-4 ).

D.      HE HAS GIVEN HIS SON THAT WE MIGHT BE SAVED  ( John 3:16 ).

CONCLUSION:

A.      GOD IS INVITING US TO COME( Isa. 1:18;  Mat. 11:28 ).

B.      WON'T YOU ANSWER, "HERE AM I?"

          1.       Listen to the Lord. 

          2.       Obey. 

          3.       Tell it to others.

C.        DON'T BE LIKE THE JEWS( Mat. 23:37 ).