Summary: We are studying the signs of the Second Coming of Jesus. This lesson deals with un-thankful attitudes as an acceptable norm?
SIGN: SLIPPERY SLOPES OF MIRY CLAY? (NEGATIVISM, UN-THANKFULNESS?)
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
LET US START BY ASKING A QUESTION: WITH WHAT ARE YOU IN LOVE? WHY IS PATIENCE SO HARD? THE MORE YOU LOVE, THE MORE THANKFUL YOU ARE, THE MORE JOY, THE MORE PATIENCE YOU WILL HAVE DEPENDS ON YOU? True or false? Do you ever feel un-appreciated? HAVE WE BECOME A CHURCH OF CHRONIC COMPLAINERS, FAULT-FINDERS, AND GRUMBLERS? Have we said thank you for running water? Electricity? Heat? Air? Garbage pickup? Roads? Police?
YOU DESERVE THIS? YOU DESERVE IT NOW? SEEEMS PEOPLE LOVE THEMSELVE? Watch TV? Watch kids in the toy section? COMMERCIALISM? The SIGNS OF THE TIMES ARE REVEALING.
Numbers 11:5 We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick:
WHAT ABOUT SLAVERY AND MAKING BRICKS?
JESUS IS COMING, WE HAVE BEEN STUDYING THE SIGNS OF THE TIME… TODAY WE WILL LOOK AT UN-THANKFULNESS…
OUR SOCIETY AND THE CHURCH IS SO UN-THANKFUL, WE SEEM TO APPRECIATE SO LITTLE…
2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2 Timothy 3:1 (MSG) Don't be naive. There are difficult times ahead. 2 As the end approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed, money-hungry, self-promoting, stuck-up, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, 3 dog-eat-dog, unbending, slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical, 4 treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God. 5 They'll make a show of religion, but behind the scenes they're animals. Stay clear of these people. 6 These are the kind of people who smooth-talk themselves into the homes of unstable and needy women and take advantage of them; women who, depressed by their sinfulness, take up with every new religious fad that calls itself "truth." 7 They get exploited every time and never really learn.
SLIPPERY SLOPES? UN-THANKFUL IS TRAP THAT DOOMS US…
It had been raining several days in a row and one of my cows was missing. I got in the car and drove around looking for the little cow. I pulled in my neighbor’s field, and got several hundred feet away from the road. There was no cow sighting so I tried to turn around in the muddy field. Wow, I buried my car axle deep in the mud. Not to worry, I had on boots so I walked home and got my pickup truck and a long chain and drove back in the field. My car seemed to be deeper in the mud. I hooked the pickup to my car and I hooked the chain to the bumper and started I started pulling my car? Dumb? I buried my pickup in the mud to the axle. Not to worry, I still had a van. I walked back to the house and pulled the van over and I hooked up the chain from my van to the truck. It had positive traction. Mud flew up in the air and like magic my van was buried in the wet mud. All three of my vehicles were buried in the mud. I just sat in the mud and thought how stupid this was? I could not drive to my neighbor’s house for help? There were no cell phones back then? So, I was wet, angry and feeling pretty stupid. I started walking to my neighbor’s house. I knocked on his door and explained my case. He laughed at this city slicker and agreed to help. We walked to his barn and he started his JOHN DEERE TRACTOR and in the cold, damp and now dark night, he drove the DEERE over in the field. He pulled my van to the road and I drove it home. Then we went back for the pickup truck and he gently pulled the truck to the road and I drove it home. I rode the tractor with him and the rain was pouring, I jump off and put the chain on the car and he pulled me to the road and I drove it home. I was covered with mud. I heard there was a conversation at the local country store about that preacher getting 3 vehicles stuck in the same field the same night. I would see the farmers grin when I walked in the store?
Psalm 40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
Psalm 40:2 (MSG) He lifted me out of the ditch, pulled me from deep mud. He stood me up on a solid rock to make sure I wouldn't slip.
YOU DECIDE HOW LONG YOU STAY HERE? TRACTION? INGRATITUDE CAN BE A DEADLY SIN… Numbers 14:34 After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.