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MY FRIENDS, TRUST ME THERE’S A PRICE TO BE PAID FOR ALL THIS INDIFFERENCE TOWARDS RELIGION

09 Aug

 
 

             “A BIBLICAL EXAMPLE OF INDIFFERENCE TOWARDS RELIGION”

TEXT: Acts 18:8-17

INTRODUCTION:

 
A. GALLIO WAS INDIFFERENT TO THE JEWS AND THEIR RELIGION.
 
B. INDIFFERENT, “having or showing no interest, concern, feeling.” ( Webster ).
I. GALLIO NO DIFFERENT FROM MANY TODAY.
 
A. AS A JUDGE, HE WAS RIGHT.
 
1. No conflict between our faith and Caesar( John 18:36-38 ).
 
2. Jesus teaching?( Mark 12:17; Acts 25:8; 1 Pet. 2:13-17 ).
 
B. AS A SOUL, HIS INDIFFERENCE WAS DEADLY.
 
1. The Gentiles( Rom. 1:18-32 ).
 
2. The Greek intellectuals( 1 Cor. 1:18-23 ).
 
C. WHAT IS THE PRICE OF INDIFFERENCE( Matt. 16:25-26 ).
II. INDIFFERENCE IS DEADLY TO THE CHRISTIAN.
 
A. TYPES OF INDIFFERENCE.
 
1. Like the Ephesians, right but no enthusiasm( Rev. 2:2-4 ).
 
2. Like the Jews, show important, no substance( Matt. 23:23-28 ).
 
3. Like the Hebrews, it is “old hat”( Heb. 5:11 ).
 
4. They were lazy, didn’t want to be disturbed( 6:11-12 ).
 
5. Are we just “keeping house” or are we truly committed?
 
B. CAUSES OF INDIFFERENCE.
 
1. Peer pressure( 1 Cor. 15:33; Rom. 12:2; James 4:4 ).
 
2. A different master( Matt. 6:24; 1 John 2:15 ).
 
3. A different viewpoint( 1 Cor. 2:14-15 ). Is it important?
 
4. Divided attention( Matt. 13:22; 2 Tim. 2:3-4 ).
 
5. False security( Rev. 3:15-16 ).
 
6. Ignorance of God’s word( Hos. 4:6; Eph. 4:14).
 
7. Unbelief – commitment comes from strong faith( 2 Tim. 1:12 ).
 
C. What is the price of our indifference?( Luke 9:23-25 ).
III. WE DARE NOT BE INDIFFERENT.
 
A. WHAT JESUS SAID( Rev. 3:16 ).
 
B. IF WE HAVE LOST OUR SOULS, WHAT DO WE HAVE?( 2 Tim. 6:6-7 ).
 
C. ONLY ONE THING MATTERS IN THE END( Ecc. 12:13-14 ).
 
D. THE CURE?
 
1. Study( Rom. 10:17; 2 Tim. 1:12 ).
 
2. Enthusiasm breeds enthusiasm. Associate with committed people
 
( Rom. 12.9-11; Gal. 5:9 ).
 
3. Begin the work( John 9:4 ). What work?( James 5:19-20 ).

CONCLUSION:

 
A. WE CANNOT AFFORD TO BE LIKE GALLIO.
 
B. WE’RE GOING TO LIVE FOREVER WITH GOD!
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Posted by on August 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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One response to “MY FRIENDS, TRUST ME THERE’S A PRICE TO BE PAID FOR ALL THIS INDIFFERENCE TOWARDS RELIGION

  1. robind333

    August 9, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Wonderful post. Thank you for this thought provoking post..Many, many blessings to you..Robin

     

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