5UnmaskedUNMASKED (un-masked) v. To reveal the true nature or identity of somebody or something; expose.YES Weekend 2014 is dedicated to revealing sin for what it really is.Tonight we are going to look at some of the different types of masks that people wear.
6The Mask of DishonestyFalse impressions meant to deceive. (Genesis 12, 20)Self- righteousness (Matthew 23:27-28)Doctrines of men. (Romans 1:25)Self-deception. (Galatian 6:3)
7The Mask of Materialism I Timothy 6:10What is materialism?Kicking God off the throne and placing something else there.The secular view of success:Money = PowerThe Biblical view of success:To bring glory and honor to God.
8The Mask of Hypocrisy Matthew 23 The Pharisees appeared religious outwardly, but underneath the mask was hypocrisy and rottenness.They had two great sins:1. Holding others to a different standard.2. Their righteous was only external.
9The Mask of ImmoralityHow you present yourself sends a message. Immorality comes with consequence.Lessons from Genesis 38:1. Modesty Matters2. Sexual immorality is sinful.3. Sin comes with consequences.
10The Mask of Prejudice Galatians 2:11-14 Prejudice and discrimination is still alive and well, and the only way to defeat it is to expose and replace it with love and equality.Galatians 3:28If our speech says one thing, but our actions say another, are we any better than what Peter did to the Gentiles?
11The Mask of SilenceChristians are living in an ever increasing, sinful tolerant society, and its pastime we stop hiding our faith and take a stand against the evils in our time.How does something as horrible as the holocaust ever happen? 6 millionA similar holocaust almost happened roughly 2,300 years earlier, but it stopped because one person decided not to remain silent. (Esther 3:1-4:14)
12The Mask of Disguise Super Heroes II Corinthians 11- Satan will never show his real face. Satan will appear in whatever form you want him. He is a liar, murderer, deceiver, roaring lion, and even appears as an angel of light.When Satan considers God’s people, he notices all the objects of our affections.Along with the temptation, Satan will provide a way to take advantage of that temptation.
13The Mask of DisguiseHe will mask this opportunity as pleasurable, enjoyable, and desirable.Both God and Satan are pulling for you, but you cast the final vote.The good news is that you can withstand the devil.The Bible tells us about the times some of our heroes gave into temptation, but also tells of their triumphs!Life is too short and eternity is too long to be fooled by Satan in a mask.