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1 2 Corinthians 11:3 Colossians 2:4-8 New Years Revolutions 1

2 2 Corinthians 11:3 “But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” - NKJV 2

3 Colossians 2:4-8 “Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words. For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ. As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.” - NKJV 3

4 Introduction Yes, I said New Years Revolutions! Not, New Years Resolutions! I am not promoting a government overthrow! I am not promoting a violent political revolt! I am not promoting lawlessness! But I am promoting a revolt! I will suggest some “New Years Revolutions”! 4

5 Famous Historical Revolutions French Revolution American Revolution Industrial Revolution Russian Revolution Glorious Revolution Xinhia (Chinese) Revolution People Power (Philippine) Revolution Nicaraguan Revolution Siamese Revolution Iranian Revolution 5

6 “Derived from the Latin etymon, revolutio, meaning a turn around, the word revolution, refers to the fundamental socio economic and political change, through an overthrow and replacement of the prevalent government and organizational structure. Aristotle classified the revolutions into two types; one culminating into complete change of the existing constitution by another while the other type requires modification of the existing constitution and is more a sort of reformation of the existing system. The revolutions may be political, sudden and violent or slow and progressive. Sometimes a revolution is a powerful overthrow of the ruling party and the prevailing social order. A modern scholar of revolutions, Charles Tilly, has differentiated a top-down seizure of power, a coup, civil war, revolt, and revolution. Conventionally the revolutions, according to him transform the economic, social, and political structures completely as in case of the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution, and the Iranian Revolutions.” – Author unknown 6 “Revolution”

7 “It is like a cloud system which is indicative of a lightning, showers, thunder storms, and an oncoming heavy downpour. The secret agencies of governments, in fact function like meteorological departments, and keep the rulers aware of the pulse, temperature and mood of the pressure groups. In no other case, more blood has been shed in the history of mankind, than in case of the preventive actions taken and efforts made by the rejected rulers to extend their rule, in the face of an imminent revolution.” – Author unknown 7 Political Revolutions

8 1. An overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed. 2. Sociology, a radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure, especially one made suddenly and often accompanied by violence. Compare social evolution. 3. A sudden, complete or marked change in something: the present revolution in church architecture. 4. A procedure or course, as if in a circuit, back to a starting point. 5. A single turn of this kind. – 8 “Revolution” Defined

9 Some Revolutions To Consider! 9

10 New Years Revolutions 10 Acts of Unkindness! Ephesians 4:32 Colossians 3:12-17 John 13:34 Go out of your way to be kind to all men! Brethren Family Strangers Work contacts

11 New Years Revolutions 11 Lack of Bible Study! 2 Timothy 1-2, 15 Ephesians 3:3-6; 5:17 Hebrews 5:12-14 Study God’s Word Regularly Privately at home Bible classes Home studies

12 New Years Revolutions 12 Slack Attendance & Tardiness! Hebrews 10:21-25; Matthew 6:33 Matthew 25:1-13 Hold Attendance Dearly - Be on time! Visitors are welcome - local members expected! To ALL services Bible classes Worship Gospel meetings, etc. Singing services

13 New Years Revolutions 13 Pride & Selfishness! James 4:6-10 Philippians 2:3-4 Be humble! Be selfless! Proverbs 16:18-19; 29:23 1 Peter 5:5

14 New Years Revolutions 14 Lack of Regular Prayer! Pray without ceasing - 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray in faith - James 1:5-6 Pray any time! When your happy or sad At morning, noon and evening When you’re tempted and tried When you’re weak and fearful When you’re strong a courageous In doubt and despair - 1 Timothy 2:8

15 New Years Revolutions 15 Failing to Help Brethren In Need! Romans 12:15 Galatians 6:1-5 1 Thessalonians 5:14 Be a humble helper! Deut. 15:7; 1 Jn. 3:17; Acts 2:42-46

16 New Years Revolutions 16 The Evil of this World! Amos 5:15; Psalms 34:14, 97:10 Romans 12:9 Guard yourself from evil with God’s Armor! Ephesians 6:10-19

17 New Years Revolutions 17 “Wisdom” of this World! 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; 2:6; 3:19 Obey God - Not Man! Acts 5:29

18 New Years Revolutions 18 “False Doctrine & Error! Matthew 7:15-20; 2 Peter 2:1-3 Colossians 2:8; 2 Timothy 3:1-9; 1 Timothy 4:1-5 2 John -11; Jude 3-18 Do Not Be Deceived! Deuteronomy 11:6; Luke 21:8 1 Corinthians 6:9 “…Try (test) the Spirits…”! 1 John 4:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 5:21

19 Conclusion 19 We Must Revolt Against: Acts of Unkindness Lack of Bible Study Slack Attendance & Tardiness Pride & Selfishness Lack of Regular Prayer Failing to Help Brethren in Need The Evil of this World Wisdom of this World False Doctrine & Error

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