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THE TOWER TO NOWHERE

Sermon by CEDRIC L. PAYNE

APRIL 14, 2019

Key Scripture

GENESIS 11:1-9 - English Standard Version (ESV)

Genesis 11:1 Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. Genesis 11:2 And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. Genesis 11:3 And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Genesis 11:4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. Genesis 11:6 And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Genesis 11:7 Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” Genesis 11:8 So the LORD dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Genesis 11:9 Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth. And from there the LORD dispersed them over the face of all the earth.” (Genesis 11:1–9 ESV)







INTRODUCTION

Have you ever had a car that was out of alignment?





POINT OF REVELATION

Our course of living must be in alignment with God’s purpose and plan.


POTHOLES OF MISALIGNMENT


  1. They found a place to settle, rather than to live out God’s mission.
  2. They sought personal glory, rather than God’s Glory.
  3. They transformed Godly giftedness into a liability.



REALITY CHECK


  1. Some of us are living in misalignment - Rom 7:21
  2. Our personal course correction will never get us in alignment - Rom 10

3.  Christ is the answer to our misalignment problem. vs.Gen 11:9.









NUGGET

Have you erected Towers to Nowhere, that need the Liberation of God?