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In this lesson we will consider the sinfulness of presumption, the sin of trying to think for God. Jehovah has been very clear that we are to obey His commands. When we disobey out ot presumption......

In this lesson we will consider the sinfulness of presumption, the sin of trying to think for God. Jehovah has been very clear that we are to obey His commands. When we disobey out ot presumption we dishonor Him and exalt ourselves. This lesson challenges us to consider the areas of our lives in which we are presumptuous.

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  • 1. Careful Commandment “Be to Dothe ” "However pressing his duties STM2/c James Lee Frazer always finds time to read a few chapters from his Bible each day. In this study he is especially intense about his devotional routine...it was the night before the opening strike of a raid on Manila Bay." Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. Naval Photographic Center. (09/18/1947 - ?) Deuteronomy 7:11, CB OT p. 282
  • 2. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image” Exodus 20:4, CB OT p. 114
  • 3. Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of him may be before you, that you may not sin.” Exodus 20:20, CB OT p. 115
  • 4. Exodus 32.7-10, CB OT p. 135
  • 5. Exodus 32.7-10, CB OT p. 135 Corrupted
  • 6. Exodus 32.7-10, CB OT p. 135 Corrupted Turned aside
  • 7. Exodus 32.7-10, CB OT p. 135 Corrupted Turned aside Stiff-necked
  • 8. “You have sinned a great sin.” Exodus 32:30, CB OT p. 136
  • 9. “listen to the statutes and the rules that I am teaching you, and do them” Deuteronomy 4:1, CB OT p. 275
  • 10. “You shall not ADD to the word that I command you” Deuteronomy 4:2, CB OT p. 275
  • 11. “nor TAKE from it” Deuteronomy 4:2, CB OT p. 275
  • 12. “that you may keep the commandments of Jehovah your God that I command you.” Deuteronomy 4:2, CB OT p. 275
  • 13. You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of Jehovah your God that I command you. Deuteronomy 4:2, CB OT p. 275
  • 14. I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. Revelation 22:18-19, CB NT p. 459
  • 15. Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 2 John 1:9, CB NT p. 426
  • 16. “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’” Matthew 7:21-23, CB NT p. 12-13
  • 17. Constitution
  • 18. Constitution “We the People”
  • 19. Bill of Rights
  • 20. Constitutional Amendments “ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.”
  • 21. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17, CB NT p. 374
  • 22. 1. to take for granted, assume, or suppose: I presume you're tired after your drive. 2. Law. to assume as true in the absence of proof to the contrary. 3. to undertake with unwarrantable boldness. 4. to undertake (to do something) without right or permission: to presume to speak for another. Presume
  • 23. Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression. Psalm 19:13, CB OT p. 852 Presumption
  • 24. Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression. Psalm 19:13, CB OT p. 852 Presumption “arrogant, proud, insolent, presumptuous” — Brown, Driver, Briggs
  • 25. For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of Jehovah, he has also rejected you from being king.” 1 Samuel 15:23, CB OT p. 443 Presumption
  • 26. For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of Jehovah, he has also rejected you from being king.” 1 Samuel 15:23, CB OT p. 443 Presumption“be insolent, display pushing (arrogance, presumption)” — Brown, Driver, Briggs
  • 27. Why Presumption is SIN.
  • 28. Why Presumption is Sinful... It demeans Jehovah. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares Jehovah. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9, CB OT p. 1171
  • 29. Why Presumption is Sinful... It intrudes into the things of Jehovah. “The secret things belong to Jehovah our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” Deuteronomy 29:29, CB OT p. 318
  • 30. Why Presumption is Sinful... It is self-exalting. I know, O Jehovah, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps. Jeremiah 10:23, CB OT p. 1217
  • 31. Why Presumption is Sinful... It is self-exalting. There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Proverbs 14:12, CB OT p. 1018
  • 32. The Presumption of the Pharisees Mark 7:1-13, CB OT p. 73-74
  • 33. The Presumption of the Pharisees Mark 7:1-13, CB OT p. 73-74 ADDING TO GOD’S WORD “holding to the tradition of the elders” Mark 7.3, CB OT p. 73-74
  • 34. The Presumption of the Pharisees Mark 7:1-13, CB OT p. 73-74 TAKING FROM GOD’S WORD “you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother” Mark 7.12, CB OT p. 74
  • 35. The Presumption of the Pharisees Mark 7:1-13, CB OT p. 73-74 Jesus’ Denunciation...
  • 36. The Presumption of the Pharisees Mark 7:1-13, CB OT p. 73-74 You don’t honor God. “This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me” Mark 7.6, CB OT p. 74 Jesus’ Denunciation...
  • 37. The Presumption of the Pharisees Mark 7:1-13, CB OT p. 73-74 You worship God in vain. “in vain do they worship me” Mark 7.7, CB OT p. 74 Jesus’ Denunciation...
  • 38. The Presumption of the Pharisees Mark 7:1-13, CB OT p. 73-74 You leave the commandment of God. “You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.” Mark 7.8, CB OT p. 74 Jesus’ Denunciation...
  • 39. The Presumption of the Pharisees Mark 7:1-13, CB OT p. 73-74 Jesus’ Denunciation... “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! Mark 7.9, CB OT p. 74 You reject the commandment of God.
  • 40. The Presumption of the Pharisees Mark 7:1-13, CB OT p. 73-74 Jesus’ Denunciation... You make the word of God void. thus making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down.” Mark 7.13, CB OT p. 74
  • 41. Void Void
  • 42. The Presumption of the Pharisees Mark 7:1-13, CB OT p. 73-74 Presumption is the sin of trying to think for God.
  • 43. The Consequences of Presumption
  • 44. “offered unauthorized fire”
  • 45. “offered unauthorized fire” “Among those who are near me I will be sanctified” Leviticus 10:3; CB OT p. 165
  • 46. “shall we bring water”
  • 47. “shall we bring water” “Because you did not believe in me, to uphold me as holy in the eyes of the people of Israel” Numbers 20:12; CB OT p. 238
  • 48. The Reward for Obedience
  • 49. “constructed an ark”
  • 50. “constructed an ark” “in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household” Hebrews 11:7; CB NT p. 394
  • 51. “dipped himself seven times”
  • 52. “dipped himself seven times” “Behold, I know that there is no God in all the earth but in Israel” 2 Kings 5:15; CB OT p. 576
  • 53. Am I guilty of presumption?
  • 54. Presumption is the sin of trying to think for God. Am I guilty of presumption?
  • 55. Am I guilty of presumption? Do I honor God or do I dishonor God?
  • 56. Am I guilty of presumption? Do I fear God?
  • 57. Am I guilty of presumption? Do I obey God?
  • 58. Am I guilty of presumption? “But doesn’t God want me to be happy?”
  • 59. Am I guilty of presumption? “He hates divorces” NKJV, Malachi 2:16, CB OT p. 1532
  • 60. Am I guilty of presumption? “But doesn’t God want me to be happy?” “He hates divorces” NKJV, Malachi 2:16, CB OT p. 1532
  • 61. Am I guilty of presumption? “And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.” Matthew 19.9, CB NT p. 36-37
  • 62. Am I guilty of presumption? “And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.” Matthew 19.9, CB NT p. 36-37 “But doesn’t God want me to be happy?”
  • 63. Am I guilty of presumption? “addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart” Ephesians 5:19, CB NT p. 341
  • 64. Am I guilty of presumption? “we make it our aim to please him” 2 Corinthians 5:9, CB NT p. 316
  • 65. Will today be the day you decide to go to heaven?
  • 66. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com, crestock.com, bigstock.com, dreamtime.com, thinkstock.com, and shutterstock.com are copyright protected.They are used by permission. Please do not reuse without permission.) James Lee Frazer: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%22However_pressing_his_duties_STM2- c_James_Lee_Frazer_always_finds_time_to_read_a_few_chapters_from_his_Bible_each_day._I_-_NARA_-_520675.jpg Bible Pictures from: distantshoresmedia.org Constitution signing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Washington_Constitutional_Convention_1787.jpg Constitution: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6c/Constitution_of_the_United_States%2C_page_1.jpg Amendments: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/ 7/79/20121212223905%21Bill_of_Rights_Pg1of1_AC.jpg Girl with Bible: iStock_000005249418 Cut up Bible: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmuseumofamericanhistory/5516386118/sizes/l/ Pen and Bible: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rykneethling/4542432287/sizes/l/ Rebuking boy: iStock_000009545037 Moses striking rock: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ed/Poussin%2C_Nicolas_- _Moses_Striking_Water_from_the_Rock_-_1649.jpg/1280px-Poussin%2C_Nicolas_-_Moses_Striking_Water_from_the_Rock_- _1649.jpg Ark: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b8/Noah%27s_Ark_on_Mount_Ararat_by_Simon_de_Myle.jpg/ 1280px-Noah%27s_Ark_on_Mount_Ararat_by_Simon_de_Myle.jpg Bible: Pixabay bible-53753_1280 Closed Bible: iStock_000005121013 Check: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghoseb/502039190/sizes/l/
  • 67. Understanding the Will of God #06 Be Careful to Do the Commandments 1 Samuel 15.23 Compiled and Presented by: Dave Stewart 1 September 2013 www.churchofchristmiranda.com Synopsis: In this lesson we will consider the sinfulness of presumption, the sin of trying to think for God. Jehovah has been very clear that we are to obey His commands. When we disobey out ot presumption we dishonor Him and exalt ourselves. This lesson challenges us to consider the areas of our lives in which we are presumptuous. “Let all that you do be done with love.” "Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”
  • 68. Will today be the day you decide to go to heaven?