Sunday Morning 1/30/2011

Posted by Sherry

DON’T LOSE WHAT YOU’VE WORKED FOR

2 JOHN 1:1-13

CBC 1/30/11 SM

7 I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. 8 Watch out that you do not lose what we[a] have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. 9 Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. 11 Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work.

GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT WHEN WE WORK HARD ON SOMETHING & LOSE IT

  • several hours on a sermon/elect. blinked/didn’t have battery back-up/hadn’t saved it/lost it all in the blink of an eye...
  • stock market...put in money & have less at end of quarter than you invested...

THINGS WE WORK HARD FOR

  • Home
    • lose house to fire/tornado...
    • lose marriage to...
      • nothing in common
      • financial problem
      • physical disfunction
      • spiritual matters
    • children
      • time
      • money
      • baseball/dance
      • college $$$$’s
      • expect them to be something...
  • New Year Resolution...LOSE WEIGHT
    • have to work hard to lose wt
    • easy to eat wrong food
      • b/c it taste good...lol
    • easy to not get up & exercise
    • gain all your weight back
  • Career
  • Central Baptist Church
    • at a growth plateau
    • new methodology being sought
    • worked hard to get here
    • don’t want to lose what we have
  • Life & Life Eternal in Heaven
    • life on earth a “vapor”
    • life after death “eternal”
    • heaven? or hell?
  • longer we work on it /the greater the loss

WATCH OUT (BE ON YOUR GUARD)

  • what are we watching for?
    • “truth” vs “untruth”
    • absolute truth is God’s Word “Bible”
    • Seek the Truth (as it applies to...)
    • Speak the Truth...
    • Walk it, don’t just Talk it

DO NOT LOSE

  • how do we “lose”??
    • applying false information
      • ILL: walk down aisle/tell preacher what he want to hear/get baptized/live like you want to b/c of security of believer/ (IF U HAVEN’T TURNED FROM UR OLD LIFE U HAVE NOTHING!)
    • devil is peddling that everywhere
      • media resources
      • friends w/ no spiritual foundation
    • mental attitude
    • apathy/lack of effort
    • don’t count the cost before beginning
    • not rejecting deception & wrong things

WHAT WE/YOU’VE WORKED FOR

Matt. 16:26 And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?

  • it’s possible to lose your...
    • house
    • marriage
    • kids
    • self-esteem
    • job
    • church
    • life
    • eternal life

* don’t think it couldn’t ever happen 2 U!

8 Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for,



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