Message: “Making Sense of the Six Senses” from Pastor Joe

Joe Summers - September 25, 2022

Making Sense of the Six Senses

Making Sense of the Six Senses

Making Sense of the Six Senses  Lesson Objective: To understand how we can use our God-given senses to successfully maneuver through this journey called life. Scripture: Galatians 5:16, 16But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh Introduction- The five senses taught in school The five senses and the related body parts Taste/speak -- mouth Hear- ears Feel/touch- fingers/hand See- eyes Smell- Nose The monkey- see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil Explanation of the Five senses Mouth- Learn to just say no Scripture: Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. “Learn to say: ‘no’.” There are times when we should just no and not waiver Somethings we can try and say I do not like Somethings are definitely harmful Do not play with matches, you will get burned or worst Saying the simple two-letter word “no” can lead to a life of happiness. The Eyes “Stay content and do not let the eyes wonder  Scripture: Psalm 119:37, 37Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways Lesson Objective: It is very difficult to walk a straight line if you are not looking straight ahead. Learn to be content with what you have. There is no greater lesson Think twice before wanting something that you really do not need.   Nose “Stay out of other’s business Scripture: Proverbs 26:17, Interfering in someone else’s argument is as foolish as yanking a dog’s ears. Lesson Objective: Some things are just not our concern Many times, I have found myself tending to others’ business when I should be dealing with my own issues Because of this, we can cause an issue to escalate when it may not have if we had just kept walking. People tend to act more aggressively when they think that others are watching Should we listen to the concerns of others when asked? Yes. But that does not mean involving ourselves in the business of others uninvited Lastly, there are some places where you never want to be such as between mother and child or between other family members in an argument No matter how well-meaning, you will never win, So, stay out of it. Remember we have enough trouble without looking for it by sticking our nose where it does not belong     Ears “Do you hear and listen?”  Lesson Objective: The importance of cleaning out our ears so we can truly hear.  Scripture: Proverbs 18:15, 15The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”   — Stephen R. Covey. “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” Ernest Hemingway. “I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.”       — Larry King, CNN. Listening with our ears and eyes and heart is one of the most underrated learning tools that one can have. We all learn to talk but we seldom are taught how to listen. One could argue that listening is more important than talking. I always say that God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason. I also read that God made it so we can close our mouths, but our ears are to remain open. Many people just want to be heard when they are having problems. They are not seeking solutions but just want to be heard. Are you a good listener? Hands “Helping hands.” Lesson Objective: The willingness to help others is vital for Christians. Scripture: Acts 20:35, 35In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ Our hands are interesting tools.  They have two basic positions. One is closed like a fist and the other is opened to helping others and ourselves. In our world today we often time value hard work so that we can reap our reward and then close our fists and hold on to it as tight as we can. I have reread the scripture above and I have taken a different perspective on its meaning. One can be blessed and not need a handout, or one can be the one that is in need of a handout. So, the blessing is not in the giving, but the blessing is being in a position of being able to give to those who are in need. What is the Sixth Sense??? Scripture: Keep watching and praying that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Romans 4:19 The sixth sense is the Holy Spirit This sense can control the others if you allow it to Summary Allow the Holy Spirit to control the other senses. The Holy Spirit has more power You can live without one or even more than one of the 5 senses but you cannot live a God-fulfilled life without the Holy Spirit

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