Presentation on theme: "The Sect Everywhere Spoken Against. Opposition to truth is not new Gn.3, rejected God, accepted satan Gn.4, rejected God’s correction Gn.6, rejected society’s."— Presentation transcript:
The Sect Everywhere Spoken Against
Opposition to truth is not new Gn.3, rejected God, accepted satan Gn.4, rejected God’s correction Gn.6, rejected society’s ethics Ac Persecution flares up 2. Ridgedale 3. Homosexuality: Ro.1 Ac Persecution flares up 2. Ridgedale 3. Homosexuality: Ro.1
I. Satan’s Snare (2 Tim.2:26) : Opposition
Luke 2: Evidence Jesus is Messiah: opposition DeceiverSamaritan Talmud: He is alluded to only as “So and So” “That man” “Absalom” “the hung” “the son of Pandera” Demon
Luke 2: Evidence Jesus is Messiah: opposition 2. “Thoughts…revealed” Jesus, the litmus test ▪ Determines where people stand before God ▪ Some hate Him ▪ Some re-invent Him
Acts 24:5, Sect (as Sadducees, 5:17) 2. Nazarene (insult) Acts 28:22 “But we desire to hear from you what you think; for concerning this sect, we know that it is spoken against everywhere.” Small town Galilee Gentiles Held in contempt Small town Galilee Gentiles Held in contempt
I. Satan’s Snare: Opposition II. Why The Attacks?
1. Not because attackers try too hard to obey God. Ps.2:1-3; Lk.19:14 2. Not because Bible is unclear about homosexuality (cf. Gn.3, 4, 6) 3. Not because Bible is unclear about with- drawing from impenitent, 1 Co.5; 2 Th.3 4. Not because of great knowledge, Ac.19:32 5. Not because of faith 6. Not because of love for God / Bible / Christians. Lk.23:1-5
Web quotes Love neighbor. [Jude 22-23] Do not judge. [Mt.7:1] Do not hate. [Lk.6:22, 27] W/o sin, cast first stone. [Pr.17:15] Jesus. [Mt.7; Mt.19; 1 Co.6]
I. Satan’s Snare: Opposition III. What Should We Do? II. Why The Attacks?
1. Prepare Expect opposition. 1 Pt.1:6-7; 4:3-4, 12 Hate sin, love sinner. 1 Pt.2:12 (Ep.4:15) Know the text. 1 Pt.3:15
1. Prepare 2. Pray 3. Persevere …strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, “We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God” – Ac.14:22
1. Prepare 2. Pray 3. Persevere 4. Praise Mt.5:10-12 Ac.5:41 PRAISE puts us in good company PERSECUTION says we’re doing something right