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Guardrails: Protect Our Faith

Ephesians 5:15-16

15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

Starting this Sunday – February 6th – we will share a new sermon series called Guardrails: Protect Our Faith.  There will be five sermons in the series (titles and Scriptures can be seen in the graphic to the left).

Guardrails are used to help protect us from areas of extreme danger. Guardrails are usually not in extreme dangerous areas themselves but skirt or guard areas on curves in the road – in the median of busy roads – on bridges – that have the potential to cause great harm. Like the guardrails on the roads our loving God has established guardrails for our daily lives. These guardrails are beneficial to Christians and non-Christians alike. Come each week as we uncover truths from our loving God that will help us in life as we look at Guardrails: Protect Our Faith. Audio copies of each sermon if you miss any can be found at http://wwww.mtoak.org/media/mo-sermons a day or two after each Sunday.

The first week we will look at Direct and Protect.  In this opening message we will define guardrails – both the physical ones and the ones each of us should develop to direct and protect our daily lives. Most of us know where the dangers are – if you go off the bridge you will end up in the river and we all know that is danger waiting to happen. There are areas in life where most would agree if we went there it would be trouble. What guardrails has God given us – what guardrails have we developed in our lives to keep us from trouble? These are almost always personal but essential – if we are to stay out of trouble in our lives. Come and help us develop guardrails that direct and protect us as we live life!

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.

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February 1, 2011 - Posted by | Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Sermons |


  1. Pastor Ray, I am looking forward to this series. I know I need to develop some guard rails in my personal and professional life.


    Comment by JR | February 1, 2011 | Reply

  2. I was not disappointed by the first sermon in the series. Thank you Pastor Ray. I am looking forward to the rest of the sermons in the series.


    Comment by JR | February 7, 2011 | Reply

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