Just Announced: Philippians Sermon Series

Summary: Many people have thier eyes on the wrong thing.

What are you looking at?

Luke 16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

It is easy in our time to be distracted.

I. Looking at others.

A. Patterning our lives after the wrong people.

1. Who are your heroes?

a. Do they glorify God?

b. What end do they meet?

2. Who do you surround yourself with?

B. Worrying about what others do.

1. They can do it and get away with it.

2. I want to be popular.

II. Looking at things.

A. Gimme, gimme, gimme.

1. Everyone thinks they need everything.

a. Kids need clothes, toys, etc.

b. Turns into video games, cars, and eventually homes.

2. Money, the more the better. It’s all that matters.

B. Jobs.

1. How much can I make?

2. Even in church work. How far can I go.

III. Looking for love.

A. Beauty

B. Brains

C. What about the heart

IV. Looking for God.

A. Wrong religions

B. Wrong doctrines.

V. Looking to heaven from hell.

Luke 16:23In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side.

24So he called to him, ’Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’

What you look at today will determine where you are looking in the end.

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