14th October 2007
Lesson: A Lost World. What can WE do?
How much of the world's people is Christian ? About 2.5 billion ( a rough guess)
How many of these Christians are for real? Probably about a billion
Why is the world “LOST?” Because they don't know Jesus. We (Christians) are not of this world.
Joh 17:16 Just as I do not belong to the world, they do not belong to the world.
What must we do? Start trying to save your friends and family
Why doesn't God just come down and get people saved? He did....
Why doesn't God do miracles and signs in the sky to save people? Because they would explain it away – it's a weather phenomenon, it's tides, or winds, etc
Luk 16:27 The rich man said, 'Then I beg you, father Abraham, send Lazarus to my father's house, 28 where I have five brothers. Let him go and warn them so that they, at least, will not come to this place of pain.' 29 Abraham said, 'Your brothers have Moses and the prophets to warn them; your brothers should listen to what they say.' 30 The rich man answered, 'That is not enough, father Abraham! But if someone were to rise from death and go to them, then they would turn from their sins.' 31 But Abraham said, 'If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone were to rise from death.' "
Why are the people of the world so deceived and anti God's truth?
Joh 3:19 This is how the judgment works: the light has come into the world, but people love the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds are evil. 20 Those who do evil things hate the light and will not come to the light, because they do not want their evil deeds to be shown up.
2Co 4:2 We put aside all secret and shameful deeds; we do not act with deceit, nor do we falsify the word of God. In the full light of truth we live in God's sight and try to commend ourselves to everyone's good conscience. 3 For if the gospel we preach is hidden, it is hidden only from those who are being lost. 4 They do not believe, because their minds have been kept in the dark by the evil god of this world. He keeps them from seeing the light shining on them, the light that comes from the Good News about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God. 5 For it is not ourselves that we preach; we preach Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. 6 The God who said, "Out of darkness the light shall shine!" is the same God who made his light shine in our hearts, to bring us the knowledge of God's glory shining in the face of Christ.
Who is “The god of this world?”
What are your views of Harry Potter?
What phenomenon is being caused by Harry Potter? People, especially kids, are becoming more aware of the occult, of the darker side of the spiritual world. This is bad because the occult is anti-love, anti-acceptance, anti-compassion, anti-kindness, anti-security – it is the opposite, the inverse of God. It is everything that breaks society down, that breaks relationships down – and it's disguised as fairy tale entertainment. It's no fairy tale; it's a salivating monster crouched at our door. It's your right to open the door. Please don't. (Show letter from ex witch confirming that the names of demons in Harry Potter are real names of real demons, and other proofs)
2Co 6:17 And so the Lord says, "You must leave them and separate yourselves from them. Have nothing to do with what is unclean, and I will accept you.
Eph 5:11 Have nothing to do with the worthless things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light.
What happens if you have a swimming pool full of perfume and you drop a dead rat in the pool. Will you use that perfume? Sin in your life is like that. It seems like a small thing, a little sin, but it pollutes your life. Keep your life pure: Keep FAR AWAY from anything occultic.
2Pe 3:14 And so, my friends, as you wait for that Day, do your best to be pure and faultless in God's sight and to be at peace with him. AMEN!!
The BOTTOM LINE
God wants our help to save the people He loves.
We can be a light for them to follow
By Staying Pure and Having nothing to do with the things of darkness.
Let's DO IT !!