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1 Sermon Neal Parker Should A Christian Be Tolerant?

2 “You cannot play with the animal in you without becoming wholly animal, play with falsehood without forfeiting your right to truth, play with cruelty without losing your sensitivity of mind. He who wants to keep his garden tidy doesn’t reserve a plot for weeds.”

3 Is there a plot for weeds reserved in the garden of your mind? ––C––Crux of the analogy is tolerance and worldliness in the human mind Titus 2:11-15 Ephesians 2:1-7

4 Should Christians Be Tolerant? Romans 12:1-3 Romans 12:1-3 –1 st Step to the conformity to the ways of the world is through tolerance. –Transformation is a process, not a single event. Galatians 1:4 Galatians 1:4 –“…He might rescue us from this present evil age…”

5 Tolerance is not always negative Tolerance is not always negative Should Christians Be Tolerant?  Capacity to endure hardship or pain, while yielding growth

6 Matthew 10:16-23 Matthew 10:16-23 Should Christians Be Tolerant?  “…but it is the one who endured to the end who will be saved…”

7 Tolerance is not always negative Tolerance is not always negative Should Christians Be Tolerant?  Capacity to respect opinions and practices of others

8 Deuteronomy 17:1-5 Deuteronomy 17:1-5 Should Christians Be Tolerant?  God does not respect the opinions and practices of those who disobey His Law and Ways of Life.

9 Romans 14:2-5, 10-13, 17 Romans 14:2-5, 10-13, 17 Should Christians Be Tolerant?  Allowable deviations in the Bible I John 2:15-17 I John 2:15-17  Greek word for Love is “Agapaho” Love in a social or moral sense Love in a social or moral sense

10 The Lust of the Flesh I John 2:15-17 I John 2:15-17  Greek word for Lust is “Epeethoomeeah” Long for what is forbidden Long for what is forbidden

11 The Lust of the Eyes I John 2:15-17 I John 2:15-17  Greek word for Eyes is “Ofthalmos” Envy from a jealous side glance Envy from a jealous side glance

12 The Pride of Life I John 2:15-17 I John 2:15-17  Greek word for Pride is “Aladzonia” Self-Confidence, Boasting or Pride Self-Confidence, Boasting or Pride

13 Should A Christian Be Tolerant? Conclusion of the Matter – –The Balance of Tolerance is important Galatians 6:7 Romans 14:22


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