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HINDERING THE WORK OF GOD Hindering the work of God means impeding it progress. It is placing a stumbling block in the way of those that are trying to.

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1 HINDERING THE WORK OF GOD Hindering the work of God means impeding it progress. It is placing a stumbling block in the way of those that are trying to do God's work or will.

2 Introduction The work of God is that work that God has laid out for us to do. The work of God is that work that God has laid out for us to do. Such is mentioned in the following scriptures: Jno. 9:1-8; 1 Cor. 15: 58; Jno. 6:27-29; Titus 2:11-14; 2 Tim. 3:16,17; 1 Tim. 6:18. Such is mentioned in the following scriptures: Jno. 9:1-8; 1 Cor. 15: 58; Jno. 6:27-29; Titus 2:11-14; 2 Tim. 3:16,17; 1 Tim. 6:18. As we have noted in 2 Tim. 3:16,17, the good work of God, or that which is from God, is found in the New Testament. Mt. 18: 7; 1 Cor. 8:13. As we have noted in 2 Tim. 3:16,17, the good work of God, or that which is from God, is found in the New Testament. Mt. 18: 7; 1 Cor. 8: Since men are responsible for doing the work of God, they are also responsible for its hindrance. 5. Since men are responsible for doing the work of God, they are also responsible for its hindrance.

3 PEOPLE THAT HINDER THE WORK OF GOD Atheists: Atheists: They say, "There is no God." They say, "There is no God." The Bible calls such a person, "a fool". Psa. 14:1. The Bible calls such a person, "a fool". Psa. 14:1.

4 PEOPLE THAT HINDER THE WORK OF GOD Agnostics: Agnostics: They say, "I don't know whether there is a God or not They say, "I don't know whether there is a God or not Nor if the Bible is His word." Nor if the Bible is His word." The Bible warns of such: Hos. 4:6; Jno. 7:17; 8:32; Eph. 5:17; 2 Tim. 2:15. The Bible warns of such: Hos. 4:6; Jno. 7:17; 8:32; Eph. 5:17; 2 Tim. 2:15.

5 PEOPLE THAT HINDER THE WORK OF GOD Unbelievers: Unbelievers: They say, "Jesus is not God's Son. They say, "Jesus is not God's Son. Someone might say: "You know that there are not any people in the world that do not believe in Jesus as the Son of God." Someone might say: "You know that there are not any people in the world that do not believe in Jesus as the Son of God." To such, let me hasten to say, there are more that do not believe in Christ as the Son of God than do believe it. To such, let me hasten to say, there are more that do not believe in Christ as the Son of God than do believe it. That might come as a shock to some people but it is true. That might come as a shock to some people but it is true. The Bible also warns against such: Jno. 8:24; 1 Jno. 2:22,23; 2 Jno 7. The Bible also warns against such: Jno. 8:24; 1 Jno. 2:22,23; 2 Jno 7.

6 PEOPLE THAT HINDER THE WORK OF GOD Hypocrites: Hypocrites: They say and do not. They say and do not. They live a lie. They live a lie. Jesus rebuked such with a word: Jesus rebuked such with a word: Mt. 23. Mt. 23.

7 PEOPLE THAT HINDER THE WORK OF GOD Power seekers: Power seekers: My way or else. My way or else. I'm the one to reckon with. I'm the one to reckon with. The Bible warned of such: 3 Jno. 9,10; Mt. 20: The Bible warned of such: 3 Jno. 9,10; Mt. 20:20-28.

8 PEOPLE THAT HINDER THE WORK OF GOD False teachers: False teachers: Teach without authority. Teach without authority. Teach error. Teach error. We read of such in the Bible: Acts 20:28-30; 1 Jno. 4:1; Jer. 29:8,9 Gal. 1:6-9. We read of such in the Bible: Acts 20:28-30; 1 Jno. 4:1; Jer. 29:8,9 Gal. 1:6-9.

9 PEOPLE THAT HINDER THE WORK OF GOD Lukewarm, unconcerned members: Lukewarm, unconcerned members: They couldn't care less. They couldn't care less. The Lord speaks of such: Rev. 3:14-16; Rom. 12:9-21. The Lord speaks of such: Rev. 3:14-16; Rom. 12:9-21.

10 PEOPLE THAT HINDER THE WORK OF GOD Associates: Associates: And acquaintances And acquaintances Those that try to lead you astray. Those that try to lead you astray. Ask yourself: what friend of mine desires I go to heaven? Ask yourself: what friend of mine desires I go to heaven? The Bible warns of such: 1 Cor. 15:33; 1 Pet. 4:1-5. The Bible warns of such: 1 Cor. 15:33; 1 Pet. 4:1-5.

11 PEOPLE THAT HINDER THE WORK OF GOD Family: Family: One's own relatives. One's own relatives. Jesus tells of such: Mt. 10: Jesus tells of such: Mt. 10:34-39.

12 PEOPLE THAT HINDER THE WORK OF GOD Procrastination: Procrastination: I'll do it tomorrow. I'll do it tomorrow. I'll get around to it. I'll get around to it. Felix is an example: Acts 24:24,25. Felix is an example: Acts 24:24,25.

13 CONCLUSION There might be several other things we could mention that would hinder the work of God, but these will suffice for now. There might be several other things we could mention that would hinder the work of God, but these will suffice for now. Are you hindering the work of God? Are you hindering the work of God? Remember that Jesus said, "Either you are with me, or you are against me." Remember that Jesus said, "Either you are with me, or you are against me." Surely, you do not want to be numbered with those that are against Jesus and are hindering the work of God? Surely, you do not want to be numbered with those that are against Jesus and are hindering the work of God? Why not cease being a hindrance and begin to be a help even today? Why not cease being a hindrance and begin to be a help even today?


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