Summary: Offering excuses will never make better people.
WHAT EXCUSE DO YOU HAVE FOR MAKING EXCUSES?
Luke 14:18 And they all with one consent began to make excuses.
Rom. 1:20... so that they are without excuse.
Define excuse: to make apology, try to remove blame, to let off from doing, pass the fault, justify.
It is our enemy best interest to have people that know how, ... consent and make excuses?
You heart is like a well, and your eyes and tongue are like buckets?
Jesus’ great lesson on excuses. Luke 14:16-20.
They all with one consent began to make excuse.
1) Bought ground ... already seen? ...type:
2)Bought 5 yoke oxen ... already proven? ... type:
3)Just got married ... could have changed
calendar? .... type: RELATIONSHIPS
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SPIRIT REALM WHEN WE OFFER EXCUSES?
WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE POWER OF AGREEMENT WHEN ALL OFFER EXCUSES?
You are in good (BAD) company when you offer excuses.
1) Adam and Eve... Gen.3:12 Blame Game.
That Woman? That You gave? Blame hinders
2) Aaron... Exodus 32:24 golden calf just
walks out of the fire? Sure? Attitude problem?
3) Saul... 1 Samuel 13:12: ... Saul undermines
the preacher and blames the preacher for his poor
1 Samuel 15:21 ... Blame the crowd? Again
excuses cause no repentance and correction?
4) Samson with Delilah, a reoccurring woman
problem, never dealt with, nor corrected.
5) Achan... Why has thou troubled us? Joshua
7:21 I saw..(the head); I coveted..(the heart); I
took..(the hand); I feared..(guilt) The price ...
A) Excuses become habitual behavior
patterns. I am only human?
1 Sam. 17:15 Goliath negative messages, 2 times a
day for 40 days ... reinforce fear?
B) We learn to BLOW SMOKE, and try to hid
excuses and attitudes. Example:
Who told on me?
C) We become right in our own eye?
Proverbs 30:12 whole generation?
D) I have tried before and failed?I am Glad
baby learning to walk does not quit?
Dan. 3:17; Rom.4:21; 2 Tim 1:12.
E) I have plenty of time? Acts 24:25;
F) This will I DO ... self sufficiency?
Luke 12:18 I will tear down barns, I will build
greater? Thou fool!
G) I can’t understand the Bible, it is too
deep? 1 Cor. 13:12; John 13:7.
H) Parent Bashing, common now days. John
I) Peer Pressure, everybody else?
Mat.7:14; Mat 7:3
J) Everybody else are hypocrites. Don’t
you go to Walmart with Hypocrites? Why can’t go
to church with them? Mat. 7:1; Rom.14:12.
K) I am a good person. Rom. 3:23;
John 3 18.
L) People will make fun of me? 2 Tim. 3:12
M) I will lose all my friends? Mark 8:36;
N) God loves me so much, He is just trying to
O) It is too hard. Mat.25:24-25.
P) I can’t, I am not able. Exo. 3:11;
ALL EXCUSES MUST CEASE! John15:22; Rom. 1:20; Rom. 2:1.
We God’s people must arise and cast off excuses. God has a plan and will enable His people. Keep your eyes focused on the goal.
Dream and trust God. Quit offering excuses.One excuse calls for another excuse.
Do your best and forget the rest.
His servant, Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.