Summary: We need to give heed to our lives. Being careless with our spiritual lives shows that we are not concerned with leading others to Christ
THE SIN OF CARELESSNESS
1 Kings 20:39 And as the king passed by, he cried unto the king: and he said, Thy servant went out into the midst of the battle; and, behold, a man turned aside, and brought a man unto me, and said, Keep this man: if by any means he be missing, then shall thy life be for his life, or else thou shalt pay a talent of silver.
1 Kings 20:40 And as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone. And the king of Israel said unto him, So shall thy judgment be; thyself hast decided it.
I want us to look at one of the greatest sins committed by both saints and sinners...
Intro: Notice the content of these verses.
1. The entrustment... "Keep this man"
2. The expectancy..." If... he is missing"
3. The excuse As thy servant was busy...
Now let’s look at the carelessness in our lives today.
I. WE ARE CARELESS WITH OUR CHRISTIAN LIFE...
A. The study of the Word of God.
B. The spending of time in prayer.
C. The surrender to the will of God.
D. The self-disciple that is taught us.
II. WE ARE CARELESS WITH OUR COMMUNITY LIFE...
A. Careless about our deeds.
B. Careless about our dialect.
C. Careless about our discipline.
D. Careless about our dress.
III. WE ARE CARELESS ABOUT OUR CHURCH LIFE...
A. Careless about our attendance.
B. Careless about our attitude.
C. Careless about of actions.
D. Careless about our attention.
E. Careless about our accomplishments.
IV. WE ARE CARELESS ABOUT OUR CHILDREN’S LIFE...
Most children today do not know what it is to have a real concerned parent who is dedicated to raising their children for God.
A. We are careless about their mates.
B. We are careless about their music.
C. We are careless about the material they read.
D. We are careless about their manners.
E. We are careless about their minds.
As a parent we need to be reminded that our children are our responsibility, not just their physical needs, but their spiritual needs also.
YOUR CHILDREN ARE THE ONLY THING YOU HAVE
THAT YOU TAKE WITH YOU TO HEAVEN...
Make sure you get them ready to go with you.