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A BRIEF MESSAGE FROM VERTICAL VIEWER

Good evening to everyone out there in the blogger world. I trust you all had a great weekend, just a short note to inform everyone that I will be out the office for at least close to two weeks. So until we meet again, stay faithful serving the Lord, be the salt and light we were meant to be, be a witness for the Lord. Again let me just say; Thank You So Much For Your Prayers And Support. It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a year since I created Vertical Viewer, it’s been quite challenging to say the least but worth every moment of preparation. Trust me I know there are other blog site’s that put mine shame but I do the best I can.So until next month my friends, I bid you farewell.
 
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Posted by on June 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HAPPY?

                 “A  BIBLICAL  LOOK  AT  WHAT  IT  MEANS  TO  BE  HAPPY”

Intro.

1. Are you happy? What is happiness to you?

a. World’s definition: Fame, fortune, glory; self-satisfaction (we must not confuse the pleasures of sin with genuine happiness; sin destroys happiness, Prov. 13:15.

b. God’s definition: 1 Pet. 3:10-12 (Matt. 5:3-12).

2. God wants us to be happy as He defines it, Eccl. 3:12-13; 9:7-9.

3. Jesus is our way out of unhappiness & despair.

I. UNDERSTANDING HAPPINESS.

A. Happiness: A State of Mind, an Attitude of Heart (Prov. 23:7).

1. “…having, showing, or causing a feeling of pleasure, joy, etc.; glad,” Webster.

2. Happiness is an attitude of heart; not just an emotion.

3. Christian should be the happiest person on earth because his thinking should be right (forgiveness of sins, One in whom to trust, promise of eternal life, hope…), Jno. 14:1, 27; 16:22; 2 Cor. 6:10.

4. But, faith can weaken (faith’s contentment & trust is tested).

B. To Build a Happy Life, Build Faith in God.

1. Set your hope on God, Heb. 13:5-6.

2. Happiness is learned by trusting God, Phil. 4:10-13.

3. Count your blessings, Eph. 1:3 (Phil. 4:4).

II. THINGS OF EARTH DO NOT GIVE LASTING HAPPINESS, Eccl. 2:3 (1:13).

-(Each has its place, but none bring ultimate satisfaction.)

A. Pleasure, Eccl. 2:1-2.

1. Prov. 14:13: Even laughter may contain sorrow.

2. Pleasure does not last; therefore, it cannot ultimately fulfill (Heb. 11:25; Lk. 12:19).

3. 7:2-4: Tends toward not properly assessing life & the future.

B. Material Things (wealth, possessions), Eccl. 2:8-11 (Lk. 12:15-21).

1. 4:7-8: Tends to isolate & make one suspicious of others.

2. 5:10-11: No satisfaction to lover of money – Increased anxieties (1 Tim. 6:10).

3. Great possessions, yet great sorrow, Matt. 19:21-22.

C. Wisdom, Eccl. 2:12-17.

1. 2:13: While better than foolishness, to trust in one’s wisdom is foolish, 1 Cor. 3:18.

2. 2:14: Death still comes; Human wisdom doesn’t save us.

3. 8:16-17: Divine wisdom needed – 1 Cor. 1:21.

D. Labor, Eccl. 2:18-23.

1. 2:18-19 (Lk. 12:20): Whose shall they be?

2. 2:20: Elements of despair; 5:13-17 (its fruit does not last).

3. Work is good, but not the source of ultimate happiness, 1 Ths. 4:11-12.

4. Don’t let your work consume you…Regret it.

E. Success, Eccl. 4:4-6.

1. 4:4: Often envied by others.

2. While trying to be successful we must learn to be content with what our labor provides, 1 Tim. 6:6-8.

F. Fulfilling Desire, Eccl. 6:7-9.

1. When our desire rules us we are never satisfied.

2. “Bird in the hand worth two in the bush.”

3. Desires must be godly; controlled by contentment, Phil. 4:11-13 (sufficiency, enough).

III. THINGS NEEDED TO BE HAPPY IN LIFE.

A. Fear & Obey God, Eccl. 12:13 (Acts 10:34-35).

B. Address Sin in God’s Way. (Acts 2:41-42)

1. Sin destroys happiness by destroying one’s relationship with God (the source of joy).

2. Despair of sin turned into joy of salvation, Acts 16:27, 34.

C. Seek First the things of God, Matt. 6:33 (1 Pet. 3:10-12).

D. Pray Often, 1 Jno. 5:14 (Confidence in prayer; power, Phil. 4:4-7).

E. Count Your Blessings, 1 Tim. 6:7-8.

-Measure the good things in life & rejoice in them.

F. Patient Faith (“wait on the Lord”), Isa. 40:27-31. Always trust God – He always cares for you (1 Pet. 5:7; Heb. 13:5-6).

Conclusion

God wants you to be happy as you live for heaven. Be happy by obeying God & trusting Him in all things; walk with God, Psa. 128.

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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IT’S ALL ABOUT LEARNING TO ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

What Does Jesus Demand? WOULD BE A BETTER QUESTION!!

 
 
 

Intro.

 
1. In the late 1990’s “WWJD” was a campaign to help young people make moral decisions.
 
2. Christians should ask similar question, Jno. 13:15; 1 Jno. 2:6; 1 Pet. 2:21.
 
-The correct answer is not be based on speculation, feelings, emotions, but on letting the Bible teach us what Jesus would do.
 
3. Self-examination based in truth, 2 Cor. 13:5; 1 Ths. 5:21-22.
 
4. More than just asking “what would Jesus do?”, we must ask, “What does Jesus demand (command)?” and “Will I obey Him?”
 
 
 
I. WHEN FACED WITH MORAL DECISIONS?
 
A. Jesus was Fully Tempted like we are, Heb. 4:14-15.
 
1. Lust of the flesh, eye and pride of life.
 
2. Jesus resisted the devil:
 
a. By appealing to the word of God, Matt. 4:4.
 
b. By trusting in the purposes and will of God, Matt. 4:7.
 
c. By committing Himself to serve only God, Matt. 4:10.
 
B. What Does Jesus Demand? Will I Obey Him?
 
1. Profane speech, Matt. 12:36-37 (Eph. 4:29).
 
2. Unholy entertainment, 1 Pet. 4:1-3.
 
3. Gambling, Col. 3:5.
 
4. Alcohol and drugs, 1 Pet. 4:3 (Prov. 23:31-32; Jno. 2:9-10).
 
5. Smoking, 1 Cor. 6:19-20.
 
6. Sexual immorality, 1 Cor. 6:18.
 
 
 
II. WHEN SOMEONE SINS AGAINST YOU?
 
A. Jesus was Often Sinned Against. (Enemies: falsely accused, lied about, hated and murdered; Friends: betrayed, denied, deserted, 1 Pet. 2:21-23)
 
1. He did not sin when sinned against, 2:22.
 
2. He did not give evil in return for evil, 2:23.
 
3. He committed Himself to the Father, 2:23.
 
4. He forgave those who sinned against Him, Lk. 23:34.
 
B. What Does Jesus Demand? Will I Obey Him?
 
1. A Christian sins against you, Matt. 18:15.
 
2. Discover someone has something against you, Matt. 5:21-25.
 
3. Forgive sinners against you, Matt. 18:21-22; Col. 3:12-13.
 
a. The world says, “get even” — Jesus says, “turn the other cheek”, Matt. 5:39.
 
b. Commit yourself to God (to right the wrong), 1 Pet. 2:23.
 
c. Do not be ashamed to suffer with Christ, 1 Pet. 4:15-16.
 
4. If we sin against someone we must correct it immediately! Acts 8:22-23
 
 
 
III. WHEN WE ENCOUNTER LOST SOULS?
 
A. Jesus Met Lost People Every Day, Matt. 9:35-38; Lk. 15:1.
 
1. Moved with compassion (pity over their distress), Matt. 9:36.
 
2. He taught His disciples to pray and work, Matt. 9:37-38.
 
3. He talked with the lost about their souls, Jno. 4:6ff.
 
4. He taught them the gospel, Mk. 2:1-2.
 
B. What Does Jesus Demand? Will I Obey Him?
 
–We must always–
 
-Have compassion on the lost.
 
-Show our compassion by using appropriate speech, Col. 4:6.
 
-Pray for opportunities to help save the lost, Matt. 9:38.
 
-Be an unashamed worker, Matt. 9:38; Mk. 8:38.
 
1. When we visit our neighbors?
 
a. Talk to him about the Bible and his soul? (Acts 8:30)
 
b. Offer to have a Bible study?
 
c. Invite them to join us at services, gospel meeting, classes?
 
2. When on the job? cf. 1 Ths. 2:9
 
3. When faced with a sinning Christian? Gal. 6:1-2
 
a. Do not hide it, ignore it or refuse to get involved (Jas. 5:19-20)
 
b. Quickly address it is godly ways to try to save, Jude 22-23.
 
4. When faced with a false teacher? Matt. 15:3; Jude 3-4
 
 
 

Conclusion

 
1. “WWJD” was a catchy marketing technique.
 
2. What did Jesus do and what does Jesus demand (command) is crucial to making the decision of faith: Will I obey Him?
 
3. The Christian’s motive and goal is to “walk as He walked” (1 Jno. 2:6).
 
4. “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained (when he is perfected, ASV) will be like his teacher.” (Lk. 6:40)
 
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Posted by on June 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM SOME LAZY LESSONS

                   WHAT THE SCRIPTURES TEACH US ABOUT LAZINESS

 

Intro.

 
1. God has always intended for man to be engaged in meaningful labor, Gen. 2:15; Col. 3:23; 1 Ths. 4:10-11; 2 Ths. 3:10; 1 Tim. 5:8 – Diligence, as unto Lord, honestly, to provide for self & others.
 
2. Lazy: “Not eager or willing to work or exert oneself, slothful…slow & heavy; sluggish.”
 
3. Are we lazy? At our secular jobs? At our spiritual work? (Rom. 12:11)
 
 
 
I. JESUS WAS NOT A LAZY PERSON.
 
A. He Understood the Work Given Him, Jno. 4: 34-35 (Lk. 19:10).
 
1. Understanding it, He urged seizing it!
 
2. cf. Servant, Mk. 10:45.
 
B. He Was Driven To Do His Work, Jno. 9:4.
 
1. Couldn’t meet crowds, instruct apostles, confront many enemies, etc. & be lazy!
 
2. Gospel of Mark (action) – “Straightway.”
 
3. He was compelled to do what had to be done:
 
a. Didn’t wait until He “felt like working.”
 
b. Until “everything was just right.”
 
4. These excuses breed complacency, procrastination & laziness!
 
 
 
II. LAZY LESSONS.
 
A. Prov. 6:6-11: Can Keep from being Lazy by Watching and Learning how Others Work.
 
1. v. 6 – Cf. the industry of the ant.
 
a. v. 7 – Self-starter (No prodding needed).
 
b. v. 8 – Uses time wisely for future needs.
 
2. v. 9-10 – Sluggard stays in bed too long!
 
3. v. 11 – Leads to poverty & want.
 
4. Spiritually: Learn spiritual work by watching those who do it! Phil. 4:9
 
a. Self-starters, using time wisely (Eph. 5:16). 1 Cor. 9:25-27
 
b. Don’t lie down on the job – Deprived of spiritual. blessings! 1 Tim. 4:12
 
B. Prov. 19:15: Idleness Breeds Laziness.
 
1. Many get used to not working – like it!
 
2. Without exertion & labor, hunger comes.
 
3. Spiritually: Can condition ourselves to be satisfied with idleness!
 
a. Exercise yourself, 1 Tim. 4:7.
 
b. Don’t be content….Grow! Heb. 5:12-14
 
c. Develop eagerness! Jno. 9:4 (Rom. 13:11; Eph. 5:14).
 
C. Prov. 12:24: The Lazy Man will Always be Controlled by Others.
 
1. With little effort to provide for himself & his own, he becomes subject to the control of others.
 
2. Spiritually: Laziness makes us susceptible to being controlled spiritually:
 
a. False teachers, Jude 3 (1 Jno. 4:1).
 
b. Other’s convictions – Just following w/o resolve, faith & grounding!
 
c. By sin, 2 Ths. 3:11; 1 Tim. 5:13.
 
d. Be diligent! 2 Tim. 2:15
 
D. Prov. 18:9: Laziness Wastes One’s Life and Opportunities.
 
1. Prov. 24:30-34 (Field, vineyard) Advantages were neglected & squandered!
 
2. How many lives destroyed by laziness!
 
3. Spiritually: We must be good stewards of the blessings we have been given!
 
a. Trustworthiness, 1 Cor. 4:2.
 
b. Lk. 16:1-2, 9-12 – Having been entrusted with the gospel & salvation, we must dispense it in a worthy fashion.
 
E. Prov. 21:25: Laziness Produces Nothing Beneficial, While Industry Brings Results.
 
1. Lazy man sits around dreaming of gold & silver, but gets nothing! (get rich quick schemes, etc.). The industrious person gets busy & does what is needed.
 
2. Spiritually: We must get busy to improve our spiritual condition!
 
a. Personally, 1 Pet. 2:1-2 (2 Tim. 2:15) – Knowledge, teaching, exhorter, etc.
 
b. Church growth, Acts 8:4.
 
F. Prov. 22:13: If You Don’t Want to Work, any Excuse is Good Enough!
 
1. Spiritually: Don’t look for excuses not to work for the Lord! Acts 24:25
 
 
 

Conclusion

 
God has given us meaningful work in the kingdom – must not be lazy toward our work, 1 Cor. 15:58.
 
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Posted by on June 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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WHY DO WE AS BELIEVERS WASTE SO MUCH TIME?

                     “UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLICAL CONCEPT OF TIME”

Intro.

 
1. Time is a blessing we do not control, but we do use it, Eph 5:15-16; Eccl 9:10.
 
2. We will be judged for how we use our time (cf. Matt 25:26-27).
 
 
 
I. THERE IS A TIME ACCEPTABLE FOR OBEYING GOD, Eccl 3:1.
 
A. To Hear His Voice, Psa 95:6-11 (Heb 3:7-13).
 
-Receive His word: Do not harden heart (Heb 3:12-13).
 
B. To Confess and Repent of Our Sins, Psa 32:5-6.
 
-Acts 26:28-29: Today…! (Delay means hardening and remaining lost in sin!)
 
C. To Pray to God, Psa 69:13-18; cf. Isa. 49:8 (2 Cor. 6:1-2)
 
-Shows your trust in God – God answers in His time (Lk 18:1, 5, 7-8)
 
 
 
II. WHAT KEEPS US FROM USING OUR TIME WISELY?
 
A. Worldly Entanglements, Gen 19:16.
 
-These cause us to linger when we should flee; hesitate when we should attack, procrastinate with we should produce and compromise when we should contend (1 Cor 15:33; Jude 3).
 
B. Family Cares, Lk 9:61; 14:20 (cf. 1 Cor 7:32-35). That which is right can become the instrument of our undoing.
 
C. Unbelief, Acts 17:32. It tends toward man defining what is important to give our time to rather than accepting God’s definition of important things and giving our time to them.
 
D. Personal Convenience, Acts 24:25 (cf. Lk 14:17-20).
 
-Such poor and selfish stewardship of our time shows that God is not the first priority of our lives; these sorts of excuses lead to our spiritual and eternal demise! Jno 9:4
 
 
 
III. HOW CAN WE OVERCOME THESE TIME BANDITS (hindrances to effective use of time)?
 
A. By Youthful Piety, Eccl 12:1. Start young, 1 Tim 4:12; 2 Tim 2:22.
 
B. By Subordinating our Earthly Duties to our Heavenly Ones, Matt 6:33-34; Col 3:1-3. Simplify…prioritize…maximize!
 
C. By Careful Living, Eph 5:15-16 (1 Pet 2:11-12).
 
1. Use your time for things which benefit your soul, the well-being of others and your obedience to God.
 
2. Take time to consider whether this use of my time will enhance or harm my faithfulness to Christ.
 
3. Be patient (endurance), Jas 5:7-11.
 
D. By being a Consistent Example before the World, Col 4:5-6; Titus 2:7-8.
 
1. The use of our time has an influence on those around us (including those who aren’t Christians).
 
2. We cannot disregard the impact our wise use of time has on others!
 
3. Setting an example of priorities, of responsibility (job), accountability, etc.
 
E. Remember the Brevity and Uncertainty of Life, Psa 90:12; Jas 4:13-15; Lk 12:19-20.
 
1. Medicines, doctors, treatments: Ultimately, all of these are unsuccessful against aging and death (Heb 9:27).
 
2. Shouldn’t we be more committed to our spiritual health (since that part of us is immortal) than our physical health?
 
3. Remembering the brevity of life focuses our attention on the soul and eternity, 2 Cor 4:16-18.
 
4. Remembering the uncertainty of life compels us to redeem our time, Prov 27:1; Eccl 9:10.
 
 
 
IV. WHAT HAPPENS IF WE WASTE OUR TIME?
 
Our talents are squandered, Matt 25:26
 
Our growth is thwarted, Heb 5:11-14
 
Our character is undeveloped, 2 Pet 1:5-11
 
The lost remain lost, 2 Cor 4:3
 
The world gets worse, 2 Tim 3:13; Matt 5:13-16
 
We lose our souls, Rev 3:15-16
 
 
 

Conclusion

 
1. Although time is unseen it holds a tremendous power in our lives and a great asset when used wisely.
 
2. Use it to the advantage of Christ and your salvation.
 
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Posted by on June 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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FORGETTING FAITH’S FUNDAMENTAL FOUNDATION

                        TAKING A LOOK AT OUR FUNDAMENTAL FAITH

 
 
 

Intro.

 
1. Heb. 11:1: Now faith is the…
 
a. Substance of things hoped for (hupostasis): “a setting or placing under; thing put under, substructure, foundation” (Rom. 8:24-25).
 
– (“It is common in the papyri in business documents as the basis or guarantee of transactions,” Robertson’s NT Word Pictures.)
 
b. Evidence of things not seen (elegchos): “a proof, that by which a thing is proved or tested; conviction” (Jno. 20:29-31; 1 Pet. 1:8-9).
 
2. Faith saves, Rom. 5:1.
 
a. Our faith is tested daily, Jas. 1:2-3.
 
b. Enduring faith saves, Heb. 10:36-39.
 
c. Such faith is accounted to us for righteousness, Rom. 4:3-8, 16; Jas. 2:14-24 (Heb. 11:17) (Faith like Abraham).
 
3. Faith is so fundamental, yet often it is fundamentally misunderstood and misapplied.
 
 
 
I. FOUNDATION OF FAITH IS THE WORD OF GOD (Rom. 1:16-17).
 
A. The Word of Faith – Rom. 10:6-10. Evidence
 
1. Divine testimony: “For the Scripture says” (10:11); “As it is written” (10:15)…Isaiah says (10:16).
 
2. Faith comes by hearing God’s word, 10:17; cf. Jno. 8:47 (37-38).
 
3. God’s word must have first place in our lives (Jno. 8:37, 31-32):
 
a. How to be saved (HBRCB).
 
b. Moral living (Tit. 2:11-12).
 
c. The church (Eph. 1:22-23; 4:4; 5:23).
 
d. True worship (Jno. 4:24).
 
e. Pure doctrine (Gal. 1:6-9).
 
B. Foundation of Faith is Not…
 
1. Personal experiences, Phil. 3:3-7.
 
2. Your friends/parents, Jno. 1:45-46 (come & see for yourself).
 
3. The church, Eph. 3:21 (misunderstands what the church is).
 
4. Elders/preachers, Acts 20:30.
 
5. Man’s wisdom, 1 Cor. 2:4-5.
 
-Foundation: Hear & obey words of Jesus, Matt. 7:24-27.
 
 
 
II. FOCUS OF FAITH IS GOD. Heb. 11:6
 
A. Jesus Said without Faith in Him we Die in Sin, Jno. 8:23-24, 8:58.
 
1. Faith that Jesus is who He said He is, Jno. 14:7-11.
 
2. Faith that Jesus is where he said He would go, Jno. 14:1-6 (Acts 1:9-11; 2:32-33).
 
3. Faith that Jesus will do what He said He would do, Matt. 11:28-30; 28:19-20; Heb. 9:28.
 
4. Focused faith obeys Jesus for salvation, Heb. 5:8-9.
 
a. Cleanses hearts by faith, Acts 15:8-9 (Eph. 2:8-9; Gal. 3:26-27).
 
b. When the sinner obeys Jesus, Acts 10:34-35, 47-48.
 
B. The Focus of Faith is Not…
 
1. Feelings, Prov. 14:12. (Deceitfulness of sin, Heb. 3:12-13).
 
-Many feel they are saved, even when Bible says they are not (Matt. 7:21-23); Acts 26:9 – Saul is an example for us to learn from.
 
2. Family, Lk. 18:28-30 (Matt. 10:34-39).
 
3. Funding, 2 Cor. 8:1-5.
 
4. Fun, food & frolic, 1 Cor. 11:22, 34.
 
5. Self, Lk. 9:23.
 
 
 
III. FULLNESS OF FAITH DILIGENTLY ENDURES.
 
A. A Full Faith Works, 1 Ths. 1:3; Jno. 6:28-29 (Jas. 2:22); Heb. 13:21.
 
B. A Full Faith Remains Diligent & Patient, Heb. 6:9-20.
 
-Endurance produces a genuine (approved) faith, 1 Pet. 1:7.
 
C. A Full Faith is Fully Assured, Heb. 10:22.
 
1. Boldness & access that relies (confidence) on Christ, Eph. 3:12.
 
2. Strengthened by God thru the fellowship of faith, Eph. 3:16-19.
 
 
 
IV. FINALITY OF FAITH IS ETERNAL LIFE, 2 Tim. 4:7-8.
 
A. The Crown of Life, Jas. 1:12.
 
1. stephanos: “the wreath or garland which was given as a prize to victors in public games” (OBL).
 
2. Imperishable; the result of living with self-control, 1 Cor. 9:25.
 
B. Result of Being Faithful unto Death, Rev. 2:10; Matt. 10:21-22.
 
1. Yes, until you die; but here it is primarily “to the point of” dying for Christ (cf. context of tribulation; Antipas, 2:13).
 
2. Faith that strives against sin, Heb. 12:3-4.
 
3. Hold faith; don’t let anyone take your crown, Rev. 3:10-11.
 
 
 

Conclusion

 
Heb. 10:39: Believe unto the saving of the soul.
 
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Posted by on June 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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HOW PREPARED ARE YOU FOR HEAVEN? HEAVEN IS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO ARE PREPARED

                        “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven…”

 

Intro.

 
1. Heaven is prepared for those who are prepared, Heb 11:13-16.
 
2. 74% Americans believe in life after death; 59% believe in hell.
 
3. “This world is not my home”… “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven” (Kenny Chesney). First reflects faith; the latter reflects worldliness and unbelief.
 
 
 
Preacher told me last Sunday mornin’
Son, you better start livin’ right
 
You need to quit the women and whiskey
And carrying on all night
 
-Life affects your eternity, Gal 6:7-10; Rom 2:5-11
 
-Jesus warned to live right (repent): Lk 13:3, 5; 1 Pet 4:1-6 (Repent!)
 
-Lasciviousness and fornication, Matt 5:27-28; 1 Cor 6:18
 
-Alcohol/drugs, 1 Pet 4:3; Prov 20:1
 
 
 
Don’t you wanna hear him call your name
When you’re standin’ at the pearly gates
I told the preacher, “Yes I do”
But I hope they don’t call today
I ain’t ready
 
-Called into heaven? Matt 25:20-21, 34
 
-“I hope they don’t call me today”! Phil 1:21-23
 
-Are you ready to die? Lk 12:20 (Jas 4:13-17)
 
-Unprepared, Psa 52:5-7 / Ready, Psa 39:4-6
 
 
 
Everybody wants to go to heaven
Have a mansion high above the clouds
Everybody want to go to heaven
But nobody want to go now
 
-Desire ≠ Hope! Rom 8:24-25, 18-19
 
-Jesus promised “mansions” to faithful, Jno 14:1-3
 
-Priorities: Heaven later…world now = DEATH! 1 Jno 2:15-17; Matt 6:33
 
-Deny self and serve Christ, Lk 9:23; Gal 2:20
 
 
 
Said preacher maybe you didn’t see me
Throw an extra twenty in the plate
There`s one for everything I did last night
And one to get me through today
Here’s a ten to help you remember
Next time you got the good Lord’s ear
Say I’m comin’ but there ain’t no hurry
I’m havin’ fun down here
Don’t you know that
 
-“See me…” cf. Matt 6:1-4
 
-Giving: Not indulgences that forgive sin! (“The belief that indulgences draw on the storehouse of merit acquired by Jesus’ sacrifice and the virtues and penances of the saints.”) Acts 5:1- 11; 1 Cor 16:2; 2 Cor 9:6-7
 
-Views preachers as hirelings! Jude 11 (1 Tim 5:18)
 
-“Ain’t no hurry”, cf. Eph 5:16
 
-“Havin’ fun”, cf. Amos 6:3; 9-10; Matt 24:48-51
 
 
 
Everybody wants to go to heaven
Get their wings and fly around
Everybody want to go to heaven
But nobody want to go now
 
Someday I want to see those streets of gold in my halo
But I wouldn’t mind waitin’ at least a hundred years or so
 
-Wings and fly around: Very little said of what we do in heaven, save for triumphant glory, honor, life and service unto God, Rev 21:21-26; 22:1-5
 
-Unity…access…worship…fellowship…life…service
 
-Wait 100 years? 2 Cor 4:16-18; 2 Tim 4:6-8
 
 
 
Everybody wanna go to heaven
It beats the other place there ain’t no doubt
Everybody wanna go to heaven
But nobody wanna go now
 
-Heaven and hell are real; nobody wants hell – yet most live for it! Rom 2:5; cf. Matt 5:29-30
 
 
 
Everybody wanna go to heaven
Hallelujah, let me hear you shout
Everybody wanna go to heaven
But nobody wanna go now
I think I speak for the crowd
 
-Hallelujah: “Praise Jehovah” (Praise the Lord)
 
-Keynote of heaven’s triumph song, Rev 19:1, 3-4, 6
 
-“I think I speak for the crowd”, Matt 7:13-14, 21-23
 
 
 

Conclusion

 
1. DO YOU WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN NOW? ARE YOU READY NOW?
 
-Felix? Acts 24:25; Paul? 2 Tim 4:7-8
 
2. Now is the day of salvation! 2 Cor 6:2; Rom 13:11-12
 
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Posted by on June 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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