Presentation on theme: "Going with God or Going Alone: Lifes Ultimate Choice Life is the sum of the daily choices we make. They will either lead us to God or away– 2 Kings 18:20ff."— Presentation transcript:
Going with God or Going Alone: Lifes Ultimate Choice Life is the sum of the daily choices we make. They will either lead us to God or away– 2 Kings 18:20ff
Going It Alone Assures that We Will Be Shaped by Our Culture: Culture seeks whats easy but eventually leads to want: 3 ½ year drought! Culture seeks immediate gratification, not answers to lifes ultimate questions– v.5; Culture is supported & encouraged by political favors– v.19; Culture always leads to a confrontation with Holy God– vv.17-19.
Going with God Puts You in a Powerful Minority: Minority because His way is narrow; Powerful because His way is right; Minority because few choose it; Powerful because it leads to eternal life; Minority because it weans you away from the world & its temporal values; Powerful because it establishes you upon the Rock that shall never be shaken.
The Choice Before Us: True Faith or Practical Religiosity?– v.21 Practical religiosity: Leaves all options open, anything goes; Requires minimum maintenance; Breeds apathy, pride & self indulgence; Leaves one confused, frustrated & condemned. True Faith: Requires absolute allegiance; Demands constant maintenance; Develops a Christ-like character; Brings contentment, peace, joy, hope & eternal life.
What Can You Expect When You Choose to Walk w/ God? Daily challenges accompanied by grace; The blessing of Gods favor: The peace of sins forgiven; Wisdom to make the right choices in life; Discipline to say no to things that destroy; The joy of living the abundant life; A hope that is real & sustainable; An exceeding & great reward in heaven.
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