Telling the Truth to this Generation
Something lost each generation
60's lost purity
70's lost identity
80's lost hope
In the 90's = lost our conscience
Bored, overindulged, hurried, blame, exposed to so much self as victims
Artificial Solutions to Real Problems
ill. Cancer fighting with aspirin
TODAY: Live as if there is no tomorrow.
Children: consequences covered by well meaning, yet often short-sighted parents and adults who bail them out
CHURCH: lip-service to God yet continue in lifestyles/attitudes contrary to anything the bible teaches as the way of Cxn
Our theme today is found throughout the Scripture often untaught or ignored today... in our homes, most definitely in our country and often the church as well.
READ Galatians 6:7
Paul begins w/ warning Do not be Deceived
Deception What it is? to be led astray
By following the ways of the world
1 Cor 15:33 do not be misled; bad company corrupts good morals by believing false ideas
Eph. 5:6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. By trusting in a safe home as a false security
OBADIAH 3 The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, and who say to yourself 'who can bring me down to the ground?'
By our own heart and self-talk
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
The ploy of deception is that you have no idea you are being lied to while it is going on.
You TRUST, BELIEVE, SUPPORT, SPEAK FOR, ENJOY, IDENTIFY WITH, TAKE RISKS FOR...AND THEN BOOM!
This passage is clear, do not deceive yourself!...
do not mislead yourself! do not be misled!
do not believe falsely about yourself!
One false belief challenged here:
(Also vs. 7) God cannot not be mocked
What is it to mock God? Fascinating study
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