Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Arcontica - Ermita ng Cavite - meaning Prostitute Village II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: General III. OBJECTIVES: To show them sinners can still still know the LORD, great and small sin are all the same in the LORD's eyes.
Arcontica - Ermita ng Cavite - meaning Prostitute Village
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show them sinners can still still know the LORD, great and small sin are all the same in the LORD's eyes.
Ezekiel 16:15 - But you trusted in your beauty, and played the harlot because of your name, and poured out your fornications on all who passed by; it was his.
- Then pray for it.
Sin can lead you to God.
A. Time of Writing: 586 B.C.
B. Writer: Ezekiel - Major prophet of Old Testament, sees a lot of dreams and visions; one of my favorite prophets.
C. Purpose: Message to the captives in Babylon and those left in Jerusalem.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Beauty Can Make You Proud.
Proverbs 11:2 - Pride comes, then shame comes; but with the lowly is wisdom.
Proverbs 16:18 - Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
B. Beauty Can Make You a Harlot.
1. Unfaithfulness is everywhere. (Romans 1:28-32) - faithless or unfaithfulness
Rom 1:28 And even as they did not think fit to have God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do the things not right,
Rom 1:29 being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; being full of envy, murder, quarrels, deceit, evil habits, becoming whisperers,
Rom 1:30 backbiters, haters of God, insolent, proud, braggarts, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31 undiscerning, perfidious, without natural affection, unforgiving, unmerciful;
Rom 1:32 who, knowing the righteous order of God, that those practicing such things are worthy of death, not only do them, but have pleasure in those practicing them.
2. GOD is always Faithful. (2 Timothy 2:13)
2 Timothy 2:13 - If we do not believe Him, yet He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.
C. Used by men
1. Being used by man hurts.
2. Being used by God is desirable.
- Useful to the Master (2 Timothy 2:21) - being used by God.
2 Timothy 2:21 - Therefore if anyone purges himself from these, he shall be a vessel to honor, sanctified and useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.
Challenge them to accept the LORD.