Presentation on theme: ""Would We Have Believed Them?" Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom."— Presentation transcript:
"Would We Have Believed Them?" Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 1 Corinthians 1:20
The Harsh Hermit? John the Baptist, who... Forced people to come out to hear him In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea…" Matthew 3:1
The Harsh Hermit? John the Baptist, who... Had strange living habits. Now John wore a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. Matthew 3:4
The Harsh Hermit? John the Baptist, who... Called religious people names. But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers!… Matthew 3:5-7
The Harsh Hermit? Not If We... Complained at having to travel some distance to study God's Word. Judge people by the clothes they wear. Get upset or offended when our faults are pointed out.
The Hillbilly Hypocrite The Apostle Peter, a man... Whose "country ways" demonstrated his lack of formal religious training. Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13
The Hillbilly Hypocrite The Apostle Peter, a man... Whose hypocrisy on one occasion split a church. Galatians 2:11-13 …And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy. Galatians 2:11-13
The Hillbilly Hypocrite The Apostle Peter, a man... Who denied Jesus three times. Matthew 26:70 But he denied it before them all, saying, "I do not know what you mean. Matthew 26:70
The Hillbilly Hypocrite Not If We... Expect a man to be formerly educated before he can teach the Gospel.
The Hillbilly Hypocrite Not If We... Are not willing to give others another chance who fail us. Then Peter came up and said to him, "Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times? Matthew 18:21
The Notorious Zealot The Apostle Paul, who... Had been a blasphemer, persecutor of the church. - 1 Ti 1:13 …though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent…. 1 Timothy 1:13
The Notorious Zealot Was not a fluent speaker … and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 1 Corinthians 2:4 The Apostle Paul, who...
The Notorious Zealot The Apostle Paul, who... Had a physical appearance described as "weak" For they say, "His letters are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account." 1 Corinthians 10:10
The Notorious Zealot Not If We... Hold a person's pre-Christian life against them. …the sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, homosexuals, thieves, greedy, drunkards, revilers, swindlers… And such were some of you… 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
The Notorious Zealot Not If We... Don't care to hear preachers whose sermon presentation lacks "polish". …For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. Romans 16:17-18
The Notorious Zealot Not If We... Tend to judge people by their physical appearance. …For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7
Desiring the message over the messenger? Obeying what they have taught us? Have You believed them by….
Evaluate your relationship with God –You need to become a Christian by; Believing that Jesus is the Son of God. Truly desiring to change the way you are living. Be baptized for the forgiveness of you sins. –If your not a Christian, please accept this invitation.