Scripture Reading: John 7:45–46
A. We understand the importance of communication in everyday life, but we must also realize its importance in our relationship with God.
B. In God’s word we have the greatest piece of communication that anyone has ever received.
I. God is the greatest communicator of all time.
A. His communication is consistent (1 Corinthians 1:10–15).
B. It is foolish to some (1 Corinthians 1:18).
C. It is powerful to those saved by it (1 Corinthians 1:17–18).
D. It is mysterious to some (1 Corinthians 2:7–15).
E. Still it is remarkably simple (1 Corinthians 1:17).
F. Nevertheless it is also profound (1 Corinthians 2:10, 16).
II. Could our communications use some improvement?
A. A Christian’s communication should always be loving (Ephesians 4:15), truthful (v 25), wholesome (vv 29–30), and kind (vv 31–32).
B. Communication with God is supremely important (Matthew 23:39–45; Ephesians 5:20).
C. Proper communication with our family is also important (Deuteronomy 6:7).
A. How marvelous it is that God would care enough to communicate His will for us and to make it possible for every one of us to fulfill it!
B. If you there are some communications that you need to make, the time to do that is now (cf. Luke 16:27–29).