How People Approach Judgment

Text: Hebrews 9:27 We all have an appointment before the judgment seat of Christ. Yet even though all are headed toward judgment, not everyone is approaching it in the same way. The Bible talks about different ways in which people approach judgment. It is important to consider these so we can be sure we are approaching it in […]

Better Not to Know

Text: 2 Peter 2:20-21 Some people say that “ignorance is bliss.” The Bible does not teach this, but it does say there can be times when it is better not to know something in certain circumstances. It is not that “not knowing” is to be preferred in every case, but knowing changes things. Knowing certain things affects […]

Lacking Sense

Text: Proverbs 15:21 The book of Proverbs focuses on wisdom from above. It contains many contrasts between wisdom and foolishness. Several passages describe the one who lacks sense – void of wisdom/understanding (KJV). Paul said we are to “walk, not as unwise men but as wise” (Ephesians 5:15). Let us consider some of the passages in […]

Renewed in the Spirit of Your Mind

Text: Ephesians 4:17-24 Christians are to be different from the world – not just in our actions, but also in the way we think. Paul outlines the contrast in this passage. This is a Divine Calling “So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord” (v. 17) – not one man’s opinion; the inspired […]

Excuses for Sin

Excuses for not knowing what is sin: Ignorance – Hosea 4:6 Human Reasoning – Proverbs 14:12 Trusting Others – Matthew 7:15 Excuses for choosing to sin: Only Human – Ecclesiastes 7:29; 1 Corinthians 10:13 Background – Ezekiel 18:14; 1 Timothy 1:15 Peer Pressure – 1 Corinthians 15:33

How People Approach Judgment

Text: Hebrews 9:27 Ignorant – 2 Thessalonians 1:8 Apathetic – 2 Thessalonians 2:10 Fearful – Acts 24:24-25 Wishful – Amos 5:18-20 Hopeful – 1 John 2:28-29

Excuses for Disobedience

Note: This is not a list of things that excuse us from serving God. Rather it is a list of reasons people give for not serving God as they ought to. “I didn’t know” – 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9 “It seemed right” – Proverbs 14:12 “I heard it was alright” – 1 Corinthians 4:6 “Others do […]