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2009.9.13

  1. 1. The Four Greatest Lies Pacific Church of Irvine September 13, 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>Rom. 1:21-22 For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Rom. 1:25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Lie #1 </li></ul><ul><li>I can my life. </li></ul><ul><li>Matt. 6:27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? </li></ul>control
  5. 5. <ul><li>Lie #1 </li></ul><ul><li>I can my life. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 21:2 All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the Lord weighs the heart </li></ul>control
  6. 6. <ul><li>Truth #1 </li></ul><ul><li>I can rely on God’s . </li></ul><ul><li>Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. </li></ul>sovereignty
  7. 7. <ul><li>Truth #1 </li></ul><ul><li>I can rely on God’s . </li></ul><ul><li>Rom 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. </li></ul>sovereignty
  8. 8. Yielding
  9. 9. <ul><li>Lie #2 </li></ul><ul><li>My & are worthwhile pursuits. </li></ul><ul><li>2 Tim. 4:5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. </li></ul>comfort leisure
  10. 10. <ul><li>Lie #2 </li></ul><ul><li>My & are worthwhile pursuits. </li></ul><ul><li>2 Tim. 4:6-7 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. </li></ul>leisure comfort
  11. 11. <ul><li>Lie #2 </li></ul><ul><li>My & are worthwhile pursuits. </li></ul><ul><li>2 Tim. 4:8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all those who have longed for his appearing. </li></ul>leisure comfort
  12. 12. <ul><li>Truth #2 </li></ul><ul><li>God’s are worthwhile pursuits. </li></ul><ul><li>Eph. 4:1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. </li></ul>purposes
  13. 13. Shine In Me
  14. 14. <ul><li>Lie #3 </li></ul><ul><li>My sins don’t really hurt anyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Prov. 5:21 For a man’s ways are in full view of the Lord, and He examines all his paths. </li></ul>hidden
  15. 15. <ul><li>Lie #3 </li></ul><ul><li>My sins don’t really hurt anyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Prov. 10:9 The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out. </li></ul>hidden
  16. 16. <ul><li>Lie #3 </li></ul><ul><li>My sins don’t really hurt anyone. </li></ul><ul><li>1 Cor. 13:6 Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the TRUTH. </li></ul>hidden
  17. 17. <ul><li>Lie #3 </li></ul><ul><li>My sins don’t really hurt anyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Joshua 24:19-20 Joshua said to the people, “You are not able to serve the Lord, He is a holy God; He is a jealous God. He will not forgive your rebellion and your sins. If you forsake the Lord and serve foreign gods, </li></ul>hidden
  18. 18. <ul><li>Lie #3 </li></ul><ul><li>My sins don’t really hurt anyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Joshua 24:20-22 He will turn and bring disaster on you and make an end of you, after He has been good to you. But the people said to Joshua, “No! We will serve the Lord.” Then Joshua said, “You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen to serve the Lord.” </li></ul>hidden
  19. 19. <ul><li>Lie #3 </li></ul><ul><li>My sins don’t really hurt anyone. </li></ul><ul><li>1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. </li></ul>hidden
  20. 20. <ul><li>Truth #3 </li></ul><ul><li>God desires our , free from the bondage of sin. </li></ul>wholeness
  21. 21. Sustained w/Jesus Paid It All
  22. 22. <ul><li>Lie #4 </li></ul><ul><li>the most important person in my life. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>My spouse is… </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>My kids are… </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>My parents are… </li></ul></ul></ul>I am
  23. 23. <ul><li>Lie #4 </li></ul><ul><li>the most important person in my life. </li></ul><ul><li>Deut. 6:5 – (The Shema) Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. </li></ul>I am
  24. 24. <ul><li>Lie #4 </li></ul><ul><li>the most important person in my life. </li></ul><ul><li>Matt. 22:37 Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” </li></ul><ul><li>Mark 12:30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. </li></ul>I am
  25. 25. <ul><li>Lie #4 </li></ul><ul><li>the most important person in my life. </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 14:26 If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple. </li></ul>I am
  26. 26. <ul><li>Truth #4 </li></ul><ul><li>The proof that God is first in my life is in my . </li></ul><ul><li>James 2:22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. </li></ul>actions
  27. 27. <ul><li>Truth #4 </li></ul><ul><li>The proof that God is first in my life is in my . </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 20:11 Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right. </li></ul>actions
  28. 28. Love the Lord Your God
  29. 29. <ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul><ul><li>We must : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rely on God’s sovereignty. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Throw off laziness and be about our Father’s work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Throw away our pet sins, and seek God’s wholeness. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Love God, with everything we have and everything we are! </li></ul></ul>
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