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We must take God seriously and quit playing church. It is about time we removed sin from our lives.

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About time

  1. 1. Common expression ● Usually from frustration – Wife home from shopping – Waiting in doctor's office – Husband is late home from work ● Let me suggest some activities where - - - ● IT'S ABOUT TIME!
  2. 2. We took God Seriously ● God exists – Psalm 14:1a The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." ● Universe is evidence – Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse ● Created all things – Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
  3. 3. We took God Seriously ● God exists ● God's Word (voice) is Powerful – Psalm 33:6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. – Psalm 33:9 For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. – Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
  4. 4. We took God Seriously ● God exists ● God's Word (voice) is Powerful ● 2 Peter 3:5-7 5 For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, 6 by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. 7 But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
  5. 5. We quit playing church ● Many show up, attend – but are not involved ● Revelation 3:15-16 15 I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. ● Small boy playing little league football – Father asked him if he scored any touchdowns.
  6. 6. We purge sin from the camp ● Achan in Joshua 7:13 Get up, sanctify the people, and say, 'Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow, because thus says the Lord God of Israel: "There is an accursed thing in your midst, O Israel; you cannot stand before your enemies until you take away the accursed thing from among you." ● Corinth – 1 Corinthians 5 ● 2 Thessalonians 3:6 But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition
  7. 7. We take a stand with courage ● Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.
  8. 8. We take a stand with courage ● Acts 4:13 ● Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
  9. 9. We take a stand with courage ● Acts 4:13 ● Hebrews 4:16 ● Hebrews 13:6 So we may boldly say: "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?"
  10. 10. We go on the offensive ● Christian armor (Ephesians 6) – All protective and defensive – EXCEPT Sword of Spirit and prayer ● Some reject the Bible – tuck it in our coat and leave ● Salesman failed to make large sale - “You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.”
  11. 11. Conclusion ● It is about time to obey the gospel – Believe that Jesus is the Son of God – Repent, turn away from sin – Confess your faith in Jesus – Be baptized for the remission of your sins – Live a faithful life for Christ
  12. 12. Conclusion ● It is about time to obey the gospel ● Christian – It is time to get off the sidelines – There is a job to be done for God – The harvest is plenty – The workers are few