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Lesson 7

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Lesson 7

  1. 1. Worldly Influence
  2. 2. What isWorldly Influence?
  3. 3. What does the Bible say?
  4. 4. Leviticus 26:1 26 “‘Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow down before it. I am the LORD your God
  5. 5. Deuteronomy 5:8-9 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 9You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,
  6. 6. Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
  7. 7. Titus 2:12-13 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,
  8. 8. Romans 12:2 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
  9. 9. AN IDOL CAN BE ANYTHING THAT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO YOUTHAN GOD. YOU PUT WHATEVER IT IS FIRST IN LIFE INSTEAD OF GOD.
  10. 10. Bible Example: King Solomon 1 Kings 11
  11. 11. TODAYWE LIVE IN A HIGHLY CONNECTED WORLD!
  12. 12. WHAT DOESTHIS MEAN FOR US?
  13. 13. We can get information about almost anything anytime we want.
  14. 14. So Much Is SaidTo BeTrue…
  15. 15. But, so much more is fake… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogEbrEc_5OA
  16. 16. Photos used to tell the truth
  17. 17. Most of the images you see daily have been digitally altered or enhanced http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iwaQ2zi63c
  18. 18. Just like these fake images the world LOVES to throw false information at us. For example, ”The Bible is a bunch of children’s stories” “If it feels good it must be right” “I was born this way” “Why did God let this happen?”
  19. 19. WE NEEDTO BE CAREFULWHAT WE … • SEE • HEAR • TOUCH • PARTICIPATE IN • LOOK FOR
  20. 20. We have free will… • Christians can do whatever they want • TRUE or FALSE?
  21. 21. TRUE! • Christians can do whatever they want. • But, You shouldn’t want to go out and sin, just because you can • we have the understanding that we can be separated from God and miss out on his promise of eternal joy in heaven if we disobey God’s word. • God gives us a choice on purpose, so we can choose him and not be robots that follow him, because we have to.
  22. 22. So, what do we do? • You can still have fun! • You can still do the things you love! • As long as what you are doing does not contradict what God has told us is good. http://www.wingclips.com/movie-clips/case-for-christ/first-church-service
  23. 23. IFYOU ARE ENOJOYNG SOMETHINGTHAT GOD HAS SAID ISWRONGTHENTHERE IS A PROBLEM!
  24. 24. WHEN IN DOUBT • If you feel guilty and you think it might be a sin, it probably is. • Stop what it is that seems wrong • Pray and ask God for forgiveness • Ask an older wiser Christian to read the Bible with you and find out!
  25. 25. BeWarned! • If you do not give up your idols…
  26. 26. 1Timothy 4 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
  27. 27. DESENSITIZED • It becomes hard to tell right from wrong OR • You may know that something is wrong, but you feel no guilt or just don’t care either way.
  28. 28. WE DON’TWANTTO BE DESENSITIZED! • We want to be like God as much as we can • we need to be fully alert to what is wrong, and right so that we can be sure we receive the blessings God has planned for us!
  29. 29. WORLDLY INFLUENCE SHOULDN’T MATTER! • Nothing the world could give would ever be better than what God has promised us in heaven. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QASREBVDsLk

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