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Scripture Reading:  Matthew 26:14-16

 

What Will You Give Me?

 

Intro.

1.  Judasí greed led to the betrayal of Christ and his own downfall, Matt. 26:15.

2.  Satan is always ready to give us what it takes to turn our allegiance away from God, cf. Matt. 4:8-10. He offered Jesus immediate rule (glory) over all the earth.

3.  People make deals with the devil daily in exchange for their souls, Matt. 16:26.

4.  What are you willing to receive to deliver up Christ?

 

I.  FALSE DOCTRINE? Gal. 1:6-12; 1 Jno. 4:1-6; Rom. 16:17-18

   ∑ For the sake of friendship, family, fame, fortune? Matt. 10:37

   ∑ No conflict (peace, peace when there is no peace), Jer. 6:14; Lk. 12:49-51.

 

II.  CONVENIENCE? Acts 25:25; 1 Pet. 4:12-16

   ∑ Physical rest / Mental relaxation, cf. Matt. 26:41 (Jno. 9:4); Heb. 4:9-11 (diligence); Rev. 14:13

   ∑ Time for self may mean a selfish refusal to sacrifice, cf. Lk. 9:57-58; 14:16-20, 24

      -cf. Attend worship services, teach a Bible class, read the Bible, invite others to study with us, etc.

 

III.  MATERIALISM? Matt. 6:19-21

   ∑ Greed for material things, Lk. 12:15-21; 1 Tim. 6:6-10

   ∑ Stingy giving, Mk. 12:41-44; 1 Tim. 6:17-19 (cf. Mal. 3:8-10)

 

IV. IMMORALITY (Personal lust)? 1 Jno. 2:15-17; Jas. 4:1-4

   ∑ Passing pleasures of sin, Heb. 11:25

   ∑ Sensuality, Col. 3:5-6; 1 Cor. 6:18

   ∑ Immodest clothing, 1 Tim. 2:9-10

   ∑ Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, etc., 1 Pet. 4:3-4; 1 Cor. 6:19-20

 

V.  WITHSTAND STEADFAST IN YOUR FAITH, 1 Pet. 5:8-9; Jas. 4:7-10.

 

Conclusion

1.  You do not have to sell out to the devil like Judas did!

2.  God will not forget your faithful sacrifice and suffering for Him, Heb. 6:9-12.

3.  So, endure (faith and patience, 6:12) and inherit eternal life.

 

 

 

By: Joe R. Price

Posted: March 20, 2014