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We recommend a hair dresser. Can we recommend our religion?

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Recommend religion

  1. 1. Can you recommend your religion? Dictionary on recommend put forward (someone or something) with approval as being suitable for a particular purpose or role.
  2. 2. Introduction ● We recommend all kinds of things – doctor, hair dresser, car, clothes, tools, kitchen appliances ● We are not shy or bashful to recommend what we know is good, works, worth the cost ● What about your religion?
  3. 3. Recommend because of Scripture ● Worship – What we do each week – Why we do these things – What we do not do in worship ● Plan of Salvation – What the New Testament teaches – Why baptism is important
  4. 4. Recommend because of Scripture ● Worship ● Plan of Salvation ● Doctrine – 2 John 9 Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. – What doctrines are important for salvation?
  5. 5. Recommend by the way you live ● James 1:25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
  6. 6. Recommend by the way you live ● James 1:25 ● Matthew 7:24-27 24 "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall."
  7. 7. Recommend by the way you live ● James 1:25 ● Matthew 7:24-27 ● Matthew 7:21 Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
  8. 8. Recommend by the way you live ● James 1:25 ● Matthew 7:24-27 ● Matthew 7:21 ● James 1:26 If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one's religion is useless. ● Actions speak louder than words
  9. 9. Recommend by the way you support it ● 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also: 2 On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come.
  10. 10. Recommend by the way you support it ● 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 ● 2 Corinthians 9:7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver
  11. 11. Recommend by the way you support it ● 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 ● 2 Corinthians 9:7 ● Hebrews 10:25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
  12. 12. Recommend by the way it works for you ● Comfort – 1 Thessalonians 4:18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
  13. 13. Recommend by the way it works for you ● Comfort – 1 Thessalonians 4:18 ● Joy – Acts 26:28-29 28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, "You almost persuade me to become a Christian." 29 And Paul said, "I would to God that not only you, but also all who hear me today, might become both almost and altogether such as I am, except for these chains."
  14. 14. Recommend by the way it works for you ● Comfort – 1 Thessalonians 4:18 ● Joy – Acts 26:28-29 ● Peace – Romans 5:1-2 1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
  15. 15. Can you recommend your religion? ● In light of Scripture ● By the way you live ● By the way you support it ● By the way it works for you

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