How Do I Know? (6 Of 9) by Larry Wynn

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HOW DO I KNOW?
SERIES: "A NEW MIND SET FOR A NEW MILLENNIUM"
MESSAGE 6 OF 9
SUBJECT: CHRISTIAN LIVING
COLOSSIANS 3: 16-17
MARCH 5, 2000 A.M.
LARRY WYNN

INTRODUCTION

ONE OF THE BIGGEST STRUGGLES A SERIOUS CHRISTIAN
HAS IS IN KNOWING RIGHT FROM WRONG.

I AM OFTEN ASKED HOW DOES ONE KNOW IF SOMETHING IS
WRONG.

SOME THINGS ARE OBVIOUS.

OTHERS ARE NOT SO OBVIOUS.

TODAY, WE ARE GOING TO LOOK AT SOME TESTS ANYONE
CAN DO IN ANY SITUATION.

IN COLOSSIANS 3:16, 17 THE WRITER TELLS US THAT
WHATEVER WE DO WE SHOULD GLORIFY GOD.

AS WE APPLY GOD'S TESTS TO OUR SITUATIONS WE CAN
BE SURE WE ARE GLORIFYING HIM AS HE DESERVES TO BE
GLORIFIED.

TEST #1: WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT IT?

THE BIBLE IS STILL THE BEST SELLER OF ALL TIMES.

THERE IS NO OTHER BOOK LIKE IT.

THERE IS NO BOOK THAT WILL AFFECT YOUR LIFE LIKE
THE BIBLE.

THE BIBLE IS GOD'S WORD ON LIFE.

UNFORTUNATELY THE BIBLE IS BEING DISCREDITED AND
HAS BEEN BANNED IN MANY SITUATIONS.

THE BIBLE IS STILL THE CHRISTIAN'S FINAL
AUTHORITY.

IF THE BIBLE SAYS IT IS NOT RIGHT THEN IT ISN'T
RIGHT.

WE MUST NOT BE AFRAID TO GAIN OUR GUIDANCE FROM
IT.

TEST #2: WILL WHAT I AM ASKING HARM ME?

I CORINTHIANS 6: 19,20 "...DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT
YOUR BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO IS
IN YOU, AND WHOM YOU HAVE FROM GOD, AND YOU ARE
NOT YOUR OWN? FOR YOU WERE BOUGHT AT A PRICE,
THEREFORE GLORIFY GOD IN YOUR BODY AND IN YOUR
SPIRIT WHICH ARE GOD'S."

ROMANS 14:7,8 "FOR NONE OF US LIVES TO HIMSELF,
AND NO ONE DIES TO HIMSELF. FOR IF WE LIVE WE
LIVE TO THE LORD; AND IF WE DIE WE DIE TO THE
LORD. THEREFORE, WHETHER WE LIVE OR DIE, WE ARE
THE LORD'S."

IF WHAT WE ARE QUESTIONING WILL HARM US IN THREE
AREAS WE ARE TO STAY AWAY FROM IT.

PHYSICALLY.

MENTALLY.

SPIRITUALLY.

WE MUST REALIZE WE ARE NOT OUR OWN.

WE HAVE A TENDENCY TO ...


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