Sunday, October 22, 2017

Spiritual Lessons from the Eagle’s Nest (Part 1)

Deuteronomy 32:9-14
Watching an eagle soar in the heavens is an absolutely wonderful sight to behold.  Our series will focus on how these great birds learn to survive and master their world and how it compares to God’s work in our lives.  This scripture pictures how God lovingly brings about change and maturity in the lives of His people.  He longs for us to soar on the wings of faith!

I.      The Nesting Stage  Job 39:27-28
Every infant needs a place of protection and provision.
God has provided a place for us to be developed into mature believers.  It is called the Church.
Salvation is always individual, but it is never isolating; always personal, but never private.
The nest called home is where I go to sort out the “stuff” in my life.
Home is where I can admit my greatest weakness or failure and still be accepted.
II.     The Imprinting Stage  Deuteronomy 32:11
The eagle demonstrates flying for her young and they imitate her in response.
The mother eagle knows the objective of the nest is preparation for their purpose…to soar!
The thing about learning through example is that we are always teaching by the way we live.
·       Children are receptors and reflectors. 
·       I can change my child by changing me!
Children and disciples indiscriminately imitate what they see.
·       Imprinting is what God does in giving us the example of Jesus.  (What Would Jesus Do?)
·       Not everything that ‘moves’ in the name of Christianity is the right example to follow.
·       Flying in a Christian’s life is faith to rise above circumstances.
·       Hunting is searching for the bread from heaven to grow spiritually strong and healthy. 

Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.    Isaiah 40:31

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