Beware of Temptations!
One thing we all come upon as church members as Christians is temptations. There have been temptations around since the Garden of Eden and we will encounter them all throughout our lives! But beware!
Matthew 18:6-9 (KJV 1900)
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! 8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. 9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
Offences (temptations) are going to happen in your lives! You will and are all being tempted some are going through times of temptation that you don’t even think you can make it through!
Luke 17:1 (KJV 1900)
1 Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
Offences come because we live in a sinful world! There is sin in our schools our housing projects our homes our workplaces, no matter where we go there is sin!
1 John 5:17-21 (KJV 1900)
17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death. 18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. 19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. 20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. 21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
Keep yourselves from all sins! Beware of the sins out there
The sins we have become comfortable with!
1. Taking God’s name in vain is a sin yet his name is used along with cursing foul language every day.
2. Drugs used to be LSD, heroin, cocaine; they used to be the kinds that were dirty, noticeable now they are prescribed, even simple canned air!
3. Alcohol was hard purchased in liquor stores now you can get it at Wal-Mart!
4. Pornogoraphy was something in a magazine that was purchased in stores that sold magazines and anyone buying it walked upt to the store owner paid for it then down the street in public. Now it is online!
5. Sin is on our computers porn, sex, murder, theft, all these things are readily available online anytime!
Romans 3:23 (KJV 1900)
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
We must be different than everyone else!
2 Corinthians 6:17 (KJV 1900)
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
Whatever is causing your temptation today drop it cut it off lose it!
If it is your something that is precious to you get rid of it anyway!
Matthew 18:8 (ESV)
8 And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire.