Infecting Your Facebook (5 of 8) by Jeff Strite

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Infecting Your Facebook (5 of 8)
Series: Facebook Morality
Jeff Strite
Ephesians 5:3-14

OPEN: A few yrs ago, a computer specialist by the name of Didier Stevens came up with a humorous ad campaign he placed on Google (a popular internet site). The Ad read in this way:
"Is your PC (Personal Computer) virus-free? Get it infected here!"
Now for those of you not familiar with computers… a virus is NOT your friend. Computer viruses hurt your computers, and you don't want to be "infected" by them.
Steven's ad wasn't serious. It was something of a joke. And clicking the ad did not result in a virus infecting your computer.
But some people actually clicked on the ad!
Over 400 people signed up to have a virus infect/ damage Computer.
(Patrick D. Odum, 07/26/07)

Now - why would anybody do that???
Why would anybody "INFECT' their PC's (our Personal Computers) with a virus?
It makes no sense.
A virus would HURT their computer.

Now the Bible tells us that there's a different kind of virus.
A virus that doesn't infect our PC's (our personal computers).
This kind of virus infects our PL's (our Personal Lives).
The Bible calls this kind of virus - sin

Ephesians 5:3-5 tells us
"But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person- such a man is an idolater- has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God."

Ephesians 5 talks about several viruses (SINS) in this text… but what I want to focus on this morning are three of them:
1. Obscenity
2. Foolish talk
3. And Course Joking

Earlier in Ephesians God tells us "Do not let any UNWHOLESOME TALK come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that ...

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