Sermon Outline June 18, 2017


Text:  Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7Sarah said, “God has made me laugh!”

Matthew 9:35-10:23Jesus sent out the twelve apostles, saying,

“Take nothing with you.”

I.     Having a baby late in life is often no laughing matter!

A.      Bob and Sally

B.      Abraham and Sarah

           1.      First Sarah laughed from disbelief

2.      The second laugh was from joy

II.                   How many times have you scoffed at the possibilities?

A.      In tough times in our own lives

B.      It applies to the world too!

III.                 But sometimes our heart’s desires are NOT realized

A.      What do we do then as individuals?

B.      And as nations?

C.      Can we trust God with our lives/futures?

IV.                 InMatthew, Jesus sends them out with nothing

A.      We might be filled with fear; hopelessness

B.      Learning “how not to be afraid”

C.      The secret is realizing how much God loves us

V.                   We are LOVED by God—that gives us everything!

A.      Our wants and futures are in God’s hands

B.      God knows our wants….and what’s best!