Planning Series – Week 1
Grace, Love and Peace to each and everyone in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
36He also told them a parable: “No one tears a patch from a new garment and puts it on an old garment. Otherwise, not only will he tear the new, but also the piece from the new garment will not match the old. 37And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins, it will spill, and the skins will be ruined. 38But new wine should be put into fresh wineskins.
This verse talks about Old and New.
There is a vast difference between old and new.
The verse goes on to tell if we mix old with the new:
There will be a tear
They will not match
They will burst
It will Spill
It will be ruined.
Does it ring a bell when these terms are spoken because as men we always have been mixing old with the new and many times we have been torn apart and we try to adjust but it does not match and it will burst open and it has spilled and finally it gets ruined.
Many times our plans have been ruined because we tried to match the old with the new.
Next thing we say is that why God took me to ruin
God did not take us to ruin but our own plans and mixing up landed us up in ruins.
As we start 2022 – as men we need to have a plan
Luke 14:28-3028“For which of you, wanting to build a tower, doesn’t first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it? 29Otherwise, after he has laid the foundation and cannot finish it, all the onlookers will begin to make fun of him, 30saying, ‘This man started to build and wasn’t able to finish.’
Luke 14:31-3331“Or what king, going to war against another king, will not first sit down and decide if he is able with 10,000 to oppose the one who comes against him with 20,000? 32If not, while the other is still far off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace. 33In the same way, therefore, every one of you who does not say good-bye to all his possessions cannot be My disciple.
Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
and he will establish your plans.
In their hearts humans plan their course,
but the Lord establishes their steps.
Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
Sermon preached by Pas. Naveen John (NJ) on January 8, 2022 @ 5:00 PM in Men’s Meeting