“Dangerous Days” – January 15, 2017

“Dangerous Days” – January 15, 2017

2 Timothy 3:1-5

“But know this: Difficult times will come in the last days.  For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,  unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good,  traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to the form of godliness but denying its power. Avoid these people!”
2 Timothy 3:1‭-‬5 HCSB
Matthew 8:28
  • Dangerous days because of the…
    1. Condition of our world (1-3)
      • Condition characterized by our…
        1. ATTITUDES (v. 2)
          • “They are filled with all unrighteousness, evil, greed, and wickedness. They are full of envy, murder, quarrels, deceit, and malice. They are gossips,  slanderers, God-haters, arrogant, proud, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,  undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving,  and unmerciful. Although they know full well God’s just sentence — that those who practice such things deserve to die  — they not only do them, but even applaud  others who practice them.”
            Romans 1:29‭-‬32 HCSB
        2. ACTIONS (v. 3)
          • “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own opinion and clever in their own sight.”
            Isaiah 5:20‭-‬21 HCSB
    2. Carelessness of our work (4)
      • Careless in our…
        1. ATTITUDES (v. 3)
    3. Character of our walk (5)
      • Ask yourself…
        1. Am I realistic?
          • “… having a form of godliness…”
        2. Am I relying?
          • “… denying the power thereof…”
        3. Am I resisting?
          • “… from such turn away.”
            • “Remember then how far you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. Otherwise, I will come to you   and remove your lampstand from its place — unless you repent.”
              Revelation 2:5 HCSB