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Reasons why we cannot serve GodPresentation Transcript
To Revival Chapel Ministering tonight Pastor Richmond Owusu-Frimpong
REASONS WHY WE CANNOT SERVE GOD THESE DAYS!! TODAY’S TOPIC JOH 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
WE LIVE IN A MATERIALISTIC ERA. REASON NO. 1 MT 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
REASON NO. 2 WE HAVE COMPROMISED ON SIN. PS 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
REASON NO. 3 WE FAIL TO CALL SIN A SIN. (Gal. 5:19)
WE HAVE LOST THE POWER TO CHOOSE BETWEEN GOOD & BAD, ANYTHING GOES.
HEB 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
REASON NO. 4 WE GIVE LITTLE OR NO THOUGHT FOR GOD AND THE THINGS OF GOD. ISA 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.
REASON NO. 5 WE HAVE TOTALLY FORGOTEN ABOUT THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD. 2CO 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
REASON NO. 6 HELL FIRE NO LONGER CLICKS ON OUR MINDS. 2PE 2:4 -6 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
REASON NO. 7 IF THE PUNISHMENT AND THE WRATT OF GOD ARE OUT OF OUR MINDS, WHERE WILL HEAVEN BE?? 2CH 30:8 Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves unto the LORD, and enter into his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified for ever: and serve the LORD your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you.
REASON NO. 8 SOME OF US HAVE BECOME PAST FEELING, WE DON’T CARE GOD CAN GO TO HEL. EPH 4:19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
REASON NO. 9 RELIGION HAS BLINDFOLDED MOST OF US. WE ARE TRYING TO GET TO GOD BY OUR OWN STRENGHT. HEB 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
REASON NO. 10 THERE IS NO GENUINE REPENTANCE, MOST PEOPLE FAKE IT. AND THERE IS TOO MUCH HIPOCRISY AMONG US. Matt:15:8,9 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
WHAT MUST WE DO??? WE MUST REPENT. AND RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST. Acts 2:37,38 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. AC 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: RE 2:5a Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works;
IT IS NOW, NOT TOMMORROW SAY YES TO JESUS NOW, TOMMORROW MAY NOT BE YOURS 2CO 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.) HEB 4:7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.