Presentation on theme: "But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the Jews. JOHN 7:13."— Presentation transcript:
But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the Jews. JOHN 7:13
One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent Acts 18:9
“Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven Matthew 10:32
But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven Matthew 10:33
POPULAR ANTI-CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEWS MATERIALISM1.
Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Luke 12:15
POPULAR ANTI-CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEWS HEDONISM2.
He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich. Proverbs 21:17
Moses chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. Hebrews 11:25
The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Galatians 6:8
POPULAR ANTI-CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEWS INDIVIDUALISM3.
Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus Philippians 2:4-5
Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. Luke 9:23
Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature. Romans 13:14
But for those who are self- seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. Romans 2:8
POPULAR ANTI-CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEWS COLLECTIVISM OR SOCIALISM3.
... “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” Matthew 22:21
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ Philippians 3:20
“We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,” he said. “Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man’s blood.” 29 Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than men!” Acts 5:28-29
Unpopular Truths In God’s Worldview The sanctity of LIFE.1.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:13-16
Unpopular Truths In God’s Worldview The sanctity of SEX.2.
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. Hebrews 13:4
Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Unpopular Truths In God’s Worldview The sanctity of MARRIAGE.3.
“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.” Matthew 19:4-6
How Can I Live With Uncommon Courage? Accept God’s Word as my AUTHORITY.1.
Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. 18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:17-19
How Can I Live With Uncommon Courage? Spend personal time with JESUS.2.
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” 13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. Acts 4:12-13
After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. Acts 4:31
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. Hebrews 10:35
Next Week: Part 2 – “The Courage To Keep Going”