Beauty & The Beast Part 2

May 15, 2017 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video

 

Beauty & The Beast Part 2

 

For better or for worse our decisions in life have a RIPPLE effect.



 

Our choice has a consequence, POSITIVE or NEGATIVE.



 

Deuteronomy 30:15-16, 19-20 15 See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. 16 For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.  




19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years…

 




Our choices affect our SELF.

 




Proverbs 19:3 A person’s own folly leads to their ruin, yet their heart rages against the Lord.

 




Proverbs 12:26 The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

 




  1. My choice of bad company/friends will result in a negative influence in my OWN life.

 





  1. My choice to be bad company/friend will result in a negative influence on the life of SOMEONE ELSE.

 





Proverbs 22:24-25 24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, 25 or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.

 





1Corinthians 15:33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

 





Our choices affect OTHERS.

 





1Corinthians 10:23-24 23 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive. 24 No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.

 




1Corinthians 8:9 Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak.

 





We must COMMIT ourselves to make CHOICES that lead to life.

 





Joshua 24:14-15 14 “Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.




15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

 




God holds us responsible to make a DECISIVE decision and it’s outcomes.