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Do I Have To?. No, you do not HAVE to! Creatures of choice: Deut. 30:19-20; Josh. 24:15; 1 Kgs. 18:21; Matt. 11:28 God will not force salvation, 1 Timothy.

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1 Do I Have To?

2 No, you do not HAVE to! Creatures of choice: Deut. 30:19-20; Josh. 24:15; 1 Kgs. 18:21; Matt. 11:28 God will not force salvation, 1 Timothy 2:3-4 Consequences to your choices, Ezekiel 18:4; Galatians 6:7 2

3 No, you do not HAVE to! Shows selfishness and little faith Views discipleship as a burden instead of a blessing, 1 John 5:3 3

4 “Do I have to attend every worship service?” A matter of interest Consequences:  Willful sin, Hebrews 10:24-27  Spiritual weakening, 1 Cor. 14:26  Worship is minimized, John 4:

5 “Do I have to study my Bible?” A matter of interest Consequences:  Word is not received, John 6:68  Susceptible to error and falling, 2 Peter 3:16-18  Not built up for heaven, Acts 20:32  Not approved before God, 2 Tim. 2:15 5

6 “Do I have to associate with Christians?” (Rom. 12:10) A matter of interest Consequences:  Influenced by others, 1 Cor. 15:33-34  Influencing others for God is harder, 1 Thess. 5:14; Matthew 5:13-16  Showing your love of the world, 1 John 2:15 6

7 “Do I have to think so much about spiritual things?” (Col. 3:1) A matter of interest (Phil. 4:8) Consequences:  You are what you think, Matt. 12:34-35  Your treasure is earthly, Matt. 6:19-21  Your end will be perdition, Phil. 3:

8 “Do I have to teach others?” (Hebrews 5:12) A matter of interest Consequences:  Not being wise, Proverbs 11:30  Shows a lack of faith in Jesus as the world’s only hope, Acts 4:12  Many missed opportunities, Galatians 6:10; 2 Corinthians 5:10 8

9 “Do I have to?” Rather than complaining about your discipleship Consider what the alternative will cost you! Matthew 16:


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