MORAL POLLUTION

Jeremiah 16:12-18

July 5th 2020

Intro – America needs spiritual revival. It starts with you standing up for what is right and condemning what is evil. If you are a Christian you should not take part in sinful behavior or support those who do.

I. They would not listen to God.  12-13

A. God had blessed their fathers. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Gen.12:2

B. They did not listen to the God of their fathers.  Quotes

C. Those who have forsaken God now judge others. (12)

II. God punished them for not listening.  14-16

A. The whole nation became guilty. Eze.3:19

B. They were banished to another country, controlled by the ungodly.

1. Lost their freedom.

2. Believers given hope.  (15)  Luke 21:28

III. God sees everything.

A. Sin doesn’t go unnoticed by God. Rev.20:12

B. God tells us what is an abomination to Him.

1. Homosexualism – Lev.18:22, 1Kings 14:24

2. Abortion – Deut.12:31, Eze.23:39, Amos 1:13

3. Immorality – Asherim – 1Kings 14:15

4. Occult – Deut.18:10-12

5. Idols – Deut. 27:15

6. Strife – Prov.16:16-19

Con. We need to stand up to those who do evil and support those who do good. If God punished His chosen people for their immorality what will He do with America?

 

A GREAT NATION

 

Deut.4:5-10

 

June 28th 2020

 

 Intro – As we celebrate the birth of our nation it is important to remember some of the things that make us a great nation.

 

 I. A great nation keeps God’s law.

 

A. God has given us rules to life by, rules that give us an orderly life.

 

B. Jesus taught us how to deal with racial differences.  Jn.4:9, Luke 10:30-37

 

C. Jesus taught us how to treat others. Matt.7:12

 

D. Jesus taught us to respect all life. Lk.18:16, Gal.3:28

 

 II. A great nation prays.

 

A. Jesus taught us to pray and always seek God’s will.  Mt.6:10

 

B. Jesus taught us to forgive and pray for others. Mt.5:44, Mt.6:15

 

 III. A great nation teaches history to its children.

 

A. Children need to be taught right from wrong. Prov.22:6

 

B. History is a tool to teach.

 

1. To destroy history is to limit a child’s understanding. Deut. 32:7

 

2. To destroy history is to forget what God has accomplished through imperfect people. Heb.4:11, 1Cor.10:11

 

 Con. There is a right way and a wrong way to do things. 

 

When we celebrate the 4th we don’t celebrate slavery but that we ended slavery.
When we celebrate the 4th we don’t celebrate WWI or WWII but that we ended those wars.
When we celebrate the 4th we celebrate that a country of free people living together in peace is, is the greatest power on earth.
America is a great country but we must be diligent to keep it that way. We must be one united nation under God’s authority.
If we continue to give into the actions of BLM this may be the last 4th of July we get to celebrate.

 

 

REPENT AND LIVE

 Ezekiel 18:30-32

 June 7th 2020

 

 Intro – Without repentance you cannot have salvation or forgiveness of sin. Jesus said, “unless you repent you shall likewise perish”. Lk.13:3

 

 I. Repentance means to “turn away” from sin.  30

 

            A. Just thinking about it is not the same as taking action. Mt.7:24

 

            B. Don’t keep going down the same path, making the same mistake. James 4:17

 

            C. Don’t keep stumbling over the same sin. 1Pet.2:8, Rom.2:5-6

 

 II. Repentance means “cast away” all that hinders a Christian life.  Heb.12:1

 

            A. That means stopping what is wrong and starting what is right.  Eph.4:22-24

 

            B. It means making tough choices. Joshua 24:14-15   false gods of our ancestors?

 

 III. Repentance means receiving a “new heart”.

 

            A. God is the One who gives us a new heart and spirit.  Eze.11:19-20, Ps.51:10

 

            B. God doesn’t want you to perish in hell.  2Pet.3:9

 

            C. God gives you the choice today.  Deut. 30:19-20a

 

 Con. This new way is the way of faith, trusting Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins.  1Jn.1:9

 

 

THEY KNOW BETTER
Romans 1:18-25
June 21st, 2020

 

Intro – Those whom God will punish will be those who knew the truth but rejected it. In other words they     rejected Jesus Christ. No one will go to hell because they never knew about Jesus or never had a chance to repent.  2Thess.2:10-12, Matt.24:14

 

I. They knew about God.

 

            A. God revealed it through preaching and creation. 1Cor.1:23, Acts 4:2, 1Cor.15:36-37, Col.1:23

 

            B. They chose to reject what they knew to be true.  Jn.10:38, Jn.14:11

 

            C. They ignored and hid the truth. Rom.1:32

 

II. They will be without excuse.

 

            A. They chose to follow false teachings.  Jn.3:19-20, Prov.2:13

 

            B. They chose not to honor God. (21)  Ps.4:2, Rom.13:7, 2Pet.1:17

 

III. They became foolish. (22)  Ps.53:1

 

            A. Their hearts “thinking” was darkened. Eph.4:18, Rom.1:28

 

            B.  They worshiped false gods. (23)

 

                        1. They look to the stars for guidance. Amos 5:8 Astrology, horoscopes, signs

 

                        2. They worship man’s wisdom.  Scientist can’t be wrong? Age of earth, evolution. Gen.1:24

 

            C.  Immorality became a way of life for them. (24)

 

            D. They believed the lie. Gen.3:4

 

Con. – Are you following God’s truth or the lies of Satan?  Rom.12:1-2

 

 

 

 

ONE IN CHRIST
Ephesians 2:17-22
May 31st 2020 

 

Intro – The brotherhood of believers is a strong bond. It is stronger than family or race. In our text Paul was speaking to Gentiles and Jews but it applies to all of us. We have all come down the same path that leads to the cross where we have come to repentance and faith in Jesus. We are one in Christ. 

 

I. The gospel message is the same. 17-19

 

A. We have sinned and need salvation.  Rom.3:23

 

B. Salvation changes us.  2Cor.5:17, Gal.3:28

 

            C. We become a part of God’s family.  Jn.1:12

 

                     1. It means the Holy Spirit dwell in you. Rom.8:9, Acts 2:38

 

                     2. It means you are a part of God’s family. Gal.3:26

 

II. Our lives are built on Jesus Christ.  20-21

 

           A. He is the foundation or “cornerstone” of our lives. Is.28:16, Ps.118:22, Matt.21:42, Acts 4:11-12

 

           B. We are all part of this building or family. Rom.8:14

 

III. This building is where the Holy Spirit dwells. 22

 

          A. As a group we make up a dwelling place for the Holy Spirit. Matt.18:20

 

          B. As individuals we are a dwelling place for the Holy Spirit. 1Cor.3:16

 

                   1. That can be convicting. Eph.4:30

 

                   2. That can be comforting. Matt.28:20, Act 18:9-10

 

Con. It is important that we maintain this oneness we have in Christ so we will be strong spiritually.

 

          Heb.10:24-25.

 

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