Kill the Spider

Sunday, September 6th-Morning Service

Speaker: Clint Woolsey

"Kill the Spider"

Have you been sincerely praying for the upcoming revival?

Have you been searching yourself and asking God to search you and cleanse you?  (Psalm 139:23-24)

Has God revealed anything to you? 

Have you worked to fix that problem?

Have you done your one good deed in secret for the month?

God is waiting for us to purify ourselves through Him, so that He can fill us with the Holy Spirit in a MIGHTY and AWESOME way.

Are you ready?

Are you ready for REVIVAL?

Let’s Pray.

An older gentleman, frequently called on to pray at the church prayer meeting, always concluded his prayer with, “And now, Lord, clean all the cobwebs out of our lives.” 

The others knew what he meant—all the little unsightly words, thoughts and deeds that we let accumulate in our lives. 

Finally it got too much for one of the brethren who had heard that prayer many times. 

So on hearing it again, he jumped to his feet and shouted, “Don’t do it, Lord!  Kill the spider!”

2 Corinthians 5:14-6:10 (New King James Version)

14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died;

15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.

Who are you living for this morning?


Do you spend your time focused on the temporary things of this world?


Or do you focus on the eternal things of God?


It is time that we STOPPED living for ourselves and START sincerely focusing on the things of God.


Christians we have wasted too much time and we have lost too much ground.


We have not been fighting the Good Fight!


Do you have the LOVE OF CHRIST in your heart?


Do you feel compelled to LIVE FOR HIM?


16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer.

Verse 16 in the NIV says this:

So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view.  Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.


Church we can’t look at people the way the world does.


The world just sees how much money someone has, or what kind of job they have.


We as Christians need to look the souls of those we meet.


We need to concern ourselves with seeking lost souls and winning them for Christ!


Tell them what God has done for you! 


Tell them how Jesus came into your life and saved you from your sins!


Let’s get serious about this!  Time is running out!


Souls are going to HELL as we speak!


All because we Christian have become too concerned about ourselves and this OLD WORLD!


17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.


When we have an encounter with the Almighty God of the Universe and accept Jesus into our lives WE BECOME A NEW CREATION!


Our old sinful selves die and we alive with the things of Christ!


We symbolize this with Baptism when we put to death our old ways of life and all things become new as we follow Jesus!


The Touch of the Master's Hand -Myra Brooks Welch


It was battered and scarred,

And the auctioneer thought it

hardly worth his while

To waste his time on the old violin,

but he held it up with a smile.


"What am I bid, good people", he cried,

"Who starts the bidding for me?"

"One dollar, one dollar, Do I hear two?"

"Two dollars, who makes it three?"

"Three dollars once, three dollars twice, going for three,"

But, No,

From the room far back a gray bearded man

Came forward and picked up the bow,

Then wiping the dust from the old violin

And tightening up the strings,

He played a melody, pure and sweet

As sweet as the angel sings.


The music ceased and the auctioneer

With a voice that was quiet and low,

Said "What now am I bid for this old violin?"

As he held it aloft with its' bow.

"One thousand, one thousand, Do I hear two?"

"Two thousand, Who makes it three?"

"Three thousand once, three thousand twice,

Going and gone", said he.


The audience cheered,

But some of them cried,

"We just don't understand."

"What changed its' worth?"

Swift came the reply.

"The Touch of the Masters Hand."


And many a man with life out of tune

All battered with bourbon and gin

Is auctioned cheap to a thoughtless crowd

Much like that old violin


A mess of pottage, a glass of wine,

A game and he travels on.

He is going once, he is going twice,

He is going and almost gone.


But the Master comes,

And the foolish crowd never can quite understand,

The worth of a soul and the change that is wrought

By the Touch of the Masters' Hand.

18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,

19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.


Reconciliation means “Bringing together” or “UNITY”.


Let’s Read these verses again with the word “UNITY”:


18 Now all things are of God, who has UNITED us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of UNITY,

19 that is, that God was in Christ UNITING the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of UNITY.

20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be UNITED to God.


We are to be ambassadors or REPRESENTATIVES for CHRIST.


When you go to work or the grocery store do you remember who you represent?


Are people able to look at your life and see Christ?


Do you still have cobwebs hanging around?


Is it time to KILL THE SPIDER?


Maybe this morning you feel like your life is tangled up in web after web that you have weaved over the years.


Listen to these next verses…

21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

2 Corinthians 6

 1 We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain.

2 For He says:

      “ In an acceptable time I have heard you,

      And in the day of salvation I have helped you.”[a]

   Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

God is waiting for you this morning.  He not only wants to remove all of the cobwebs in your life…He wants to kill the Spider.

Jesus Christ has already defeated Satan over 2000 years ago on a hill called Mt. Calvary.

John 3:16-17

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

SINNERS…You don’t have to live a life defeated and burdened down with sin.

CHRISTIANS…listen to me…You DO NOT have to live a life defeated and burdened down with the sins from your OLD LIFE.


Are you ready for revival? 

Have you been UNITED to GOD?

Is there UNITY among us?

Psalm 139:23-24 (New King James Version)

 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;

         Try me, and know my anxieties;

 24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,

         And lead me in the way everlasting.

Let us pray…