Presentation on theme: "The Problem with Hogs Matthew 7.6 Hogs in Scripture:Hogs in Scripture: –Unclean animals- Leviticus 11.7 –A symbol of ignorance- Proverbs 11.22 Who is."— Presentation transcript:
The Problem with Hogs Matthew 7.6 Hogs in Scripture:Hogs in Scripture: –Unclean animals- Leviticus 11.7 –A symbol of ignorance- Proverbs 11.22 Who is a Hog?Who is a Hog? –Some are content to wallow in sin. –Some are content to never consider Jesus. Why beware of Hogs?Why beware of Hogs? –Our time is precious (Eph. 5.15-17). –Our efforts will be in vain (Mt. 7.6b).
The Problem with Dogs Matthew 7.6 Dogs in Scripture:Dogs in Scripture: –Unclean animals- Leviticus 11.27 –Symbol of indiscretion- Exodus 22.31 –A male prostitute- Deuteronomy 23.18 Who is a Dog?Who is a Dog? –Those with no concern for spiritual matters. –Those who are adamantly opposed to Jesus. Why beware of Dogs?Why beware of Dogs? –Their disinterest is militant (Acts 13.45-46). –They seek the Christian’s destruction (Mt. 7.6b).
The Problem with Logs Matthew 7.1-5 What is a Log?What is a Log? –Any impediment to proper judgment (Mt. 7.1). Not a wholesale condemnation of judgment:Not a wholesale condemnation of judgment: –John 7.24; 1 Thessalonians 5.21-22; 1 John 4.1 Warning--> Hypocritical/Hypercritical judgmentWarning--> Hypocritical/Hypercritical judgment Why beware of Logs?Why beware of Logs? –They ruin our ability to perceive properly. –Indicates the presence of hypocrisy. –Interferes with our attempts to evangelize. –It is the judgment Jesus forbids.
Handling Dogs and Hogs: Genuinely warn the lost.Genuinely warn the lost. –Galatians 6.1-2 Recognize when a situation becomes futile.Recognize when a situation becomes futile. –Acts 13:46-48 Accept that some will not accept.Accept that some will not accept. –2 Timothy 3.1-5 Don’t drop to their level.Don’t drop to their level. –Proverbs 26.4
Handling Logs: Be approachable.Be approachable. –Galatians 6.1-2 Considerately receive even difficult words.Considerately receive even difficult words. –Acts 8.20-23 Get rid of the logs!Get rid of the logs! –Matthew 7.5