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Balaam Funny story about a guy & his donkey. A donkey that was more aware of God than he was. Peter takes us to the story of Balaam as a reminder of the false prophets who he calls little more than root animals. These false prophets & teachers basically ran after 3 things - food, drink and sex. They saw life as little more than that. Anyway, back to Balaam. Here was a man who is known as a prophet of God, and so he is enticed with a offer to do some outside work. and the results of that request present us with some instructive help in how we live our lives as well, both personally and in the world around us.
Is it possible that you have lost your spiritual passion? This first sermon in a new series deals with how we should not diminish the love and grace of our salvation given to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Have you ever wondered how God can seemingly bless leaders who persistently do the wrong thing? A look into the lives of Balaam, Samson, and Solomon shows leadership anomalies. People can draw the wrong conclusions about their activities if they are not discerning about their lives. The truth is God doesn't let failure go unnoticed and unrecorded. Leader anomalies adversely affect their followers, and the Word of God reigns supreme in these inconsistencies.
We turn once again to the original "Declaration of Independence," the Bible, and celebrate the journey of freedom that both our country and us and us as individuals have experienced--freedom from the tyranny and bondage of sin and the oppression of those who would keep us down.
Session 2 of the 13 week series on the book of Revelation
2 Peter 2:15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
Pornography is a rampant problem within our culture and the church. Israel faced this problem, as did the church in Pergamum in their own ways. Satan seduces by the inappropriate things that our eyes see.
I knew a couple who told me a story about the morning of the wife's birthday. This couple generally made a big deal out of birthdays. I can relate because Amy and I are like that; birthdays in some ways are bigger than Christmas for the two of us. Well, this couple got up in the morning, and the husband didn't mention anything about the wife's birthday. At first, she thought maybe he was going to surprise her and was just playing it cool, but after a few hours, she started to worry. Well, the time came for them to head to the wife's family's house to celebrate her birthday, so she said, "I guess we need to head to my parent's house." The husband was getting ready to ask, "What for?" when the reality that he had forgotten her birthday hit him full on. Now instead of manning up and just saying, "I forgot sweetie; I'm sorry," he said, "Oh, hey the money was tight this week so I couldn't afford to get you a card. I'm sorry, but hey, happy birthday." Now, we've all forgotten something that was important at some point in time whether it was a meeting or even a commitment. Sometimes those slips ups come from just being busy, and sometimes they come up because honestly we are just not very considerate. But when we forget something really important, it hurts the people that are involved because when we forget something for someone, it is like forgetting them personally. That is the point that God is going to make in the book of Micah this week: forgetting what God has done is the same as forgetting God. So we should approach our study from the book of Micah this week asking, "What have we forgotten that God has done for us, and what would change about our life if we remembered?"