Blinded minds

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A lesson by Mike Smith. We must become aware of the truth and learn God's truth so that we can "see" and be saved.

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Blinded minds

  1. 1. The Plague of Spiritual Blindness • In our text we learn that people are blinded because they did not believe Christ’s gospel. • The lack of belief in Christ is a plague that will harm people with blindness to the truth and prevent them from being saved. 2 Thes. 2:10; John 3:18 • God wants the light of the gospel to shine in your hearts. Cf. Acts 26:18 – To give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
  2. 2. The Veiling of the Gospel • When the gospel is hidden or kept from people they will be spiritually lost (perishing). 2 Cor. 4:3-4 • As God’s people we have renounced the hidden things of shame. – Not to walk in craftiness… Eph. 4:14 – Not handling God’s word deceitfully 2 Timothy 4:3-4 – But we must make known the truth! 2 Timothy 4:2-5; 2 Cor. 2:14-17
  3. 3. Blinded Minds Come From… • Following desires more than truth. –Their deeds and desires are evil! John 3:19-20 –They want preaching according to their own desires. 2 Timothy 4:3-4 –Living according to their sinful worldly desires... Ephesians 2:2-3
  4. 4. Religious Blinded Minds Come By... • Self-righteousness and lack of the truth! –Because they were ignorant of God’s righteousness, they sought their own. Romans 10:1-3 –Scribes & Pharisees… Mt. 23:16-25 –The Laodiceans… Revelation 3:17-19
  5. 5. What the Spiritually Blind Do: • They place burdens which God did not require. Mt. 15:1-20; Acts 15:10 • They remove burdens God did require. Revelation 2:20-24; Acts 21:25 • They cause others to fall into a ditch along with themselves. Mt. 15:14
  6. 6. •Therefore we must preach Christ’s gospel and let His light shine into their hearts that they may see. Acts 26:18; Romans 1:16-17 •We must hear and obey Jesus the light of the world to be saved. Mt. 17:5; Heb. 5:9 •Hear and believe His gospel. Rom. 10:17 •Repent of sin. Acts 2:38 •Confess Christ. Acts 8:37 •Baptism for remission of sins. Acts 22:16 •Live a faithful life. Revelation 2:10

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