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I BELIEVE IN GOD BUT DON’T WANT TO GO OVERBOARD

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The UnBelieving Christian 2  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  43:50
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Gallup Pole – 94% of Americans Believe in a Universal Spirit

UNBELIEVING CHRISTIAN - SOMEONE WHO BELIEVES IN GOD, BUT LIVES AS IF HE DOESN’T EXIST

I BELIEVE IN GOD BUT DON’T WANT TO GO OVERBOARD

Revelation 3:15–17 NIV84
I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.
Revelation 3:20 NIV84
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

HOW YOU LIVE ACTUALLY REFLECTS WHAT YOU BELIEVE

Revelation 3:16 NIV84
So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

Spit - (emeo)- To Spit

THE GREATEST OXYMORON IS LUKE WARM CHRISTIAN

1. LUKEWARM CHRISTIANS CRAVE ACCEPTANCE FROM PEOPLE MORE THAN ACCEPTANCE FROM GOD.

2 Timothy 3:1–5 NIV84
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.

2. LUKEWARM CHRISTIANS RARELY SHARE THEIR FAITH IN CHRIST.

Matthew 10:32–33 NLT
“Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.

3. LUKEWARM CHRISTIANS RATIONALIZE SIN.

We rename or rebrand sin into something more acceptable

4. LUKEWARM CHRISTIANS THINK MORE ABOUT LIFE ON EARTH THAN ETERNITY IN HEAVEN.

Philippians 1:21 NIV84
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

5. LUKEWARM CHRISTIANS ONLY TURN TO GOD WHEN THEY NEED SOMETHING.

6. LUKEWARM CHRISTIANS THEY GIVE WHENEVER IT’S CONVENIENT

7. LUKEWARM CHRISTIANS THEY ARE NOT MUCH DIFFERENT FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD

HOW DID WE GET TO THAT POINT? LUKE WARM?

We Get Busy

We Don’t Focus on OUR Relationship with God

It’s Easy to Wake Up and Be a Luke Warm Christian

We Often Don’t Feel Like We Need God for Our Daily Provision

HOW DO WE MOVE FROM LUKE WARM TO ONFIRE?

Revelation 2:5 NLT
Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first. If you don’t repent, I will come and remove your lampstand from its place among the churches.

REMEMBER WHERE YOU WERE

Revelation 2:5 NLT
Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first. If you don’t repent, I will come and remove your lampstand from its place among the churches.

We Need to Remember What Our Walk With the Lord was Like in the Beginning.

REPENT FROM WHERE YOU ARE

Revelation 2:5 NLT
Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first. If you don’t repent, I will come and remove your lampstand from its place among the churches.

If Our Walk with Jesus is Luke Warm, We must Repent

REPEAT WHAT WE DID AT FIRST

Revelation 2:5 NLT
Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first. If you don’t repent, I will come and remove your lampstand from its place among the churches.

Here is How You can Have a Relationship with Jesus

God loves you and wants a relationship with you. John 3:16

Your sin keeps you from having a relationship with Him. Rom 3:23; 6:23 James 4:17

Jesus Christ died and rose again so that your sins would be forgiven.

You must personally TRUST Jesus as your Savior

Revelation 3:20 NIV84
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

You Turn to Jesus away from your sin

You invite him into your life as Savior and Lord

Allow God to take leadership in your life

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