TITLE: It's About Time
TEXT: 2 Peter 3:5-7
PROPOSITION: The time to follow God is now.
KEY WORD: Activities
1. Wife home from shopping - It's about time.
2. Called into Dr. office - It's about time
3. I suggest some activities where - IT'S ABOUT TIME - -
1. We Took God Seriously
A. God exists. Psalm 14:1 fool says there is no God
Universe is evidence Romans 1:18 without excuse
Created all things Genesis 1:1
B. God's Word (voice) is Powerful. 2 Peter 3:5-7
Psalm 33:6 and 9
Hebrews 4:12 Word of God is alive and powerful, sharper
C. God keeps His promises. 2 Corinthians 1:20
2. We Quit Playing Church
A. Many attend - but not involved
B. Lukewarm = church makes Jesus sick Revelation 3:16
Great hindrance to growth John 13:34-35
Where else would they be?
3. We Purge Sin from the Camp
A. Achan in Joshua 7:13. Sin in the camp - cursed thing in the midst
B. Problem at Corinth - 1 Corinthians 5 - Sin in the camp
C. Church MUST maintain its moral purity.
Ephesians 5:26-27 no spots, wrinkles, blemishes
1 Corinthians 5:7 Purge out old leaven; Put away wicked person
2 Thessalonians 3:6 Withdraw from - walk disorderly
4. Take a Stand for Moral Courage
A. Acts 4:13 Boldness of Peter and John
B. Hebrews 4:16 Come to throne of God with boldness
C. Hebrews 13:6 say boldly, Lord is my helper, I will not fear
5. We Go On the Offensive
A. Christian armor is ALL protective and defensive EXCEPT:
B. Sword of Spirit = Word of God Ephesians 6:17
C. Some reject the Bible - we tuck it in our coats and leave
Illustration - Man in bank with gun - teller does not believe in guns
1. Time to obey Gospel of Christ.
2. Christian - time to enter the battle, not on sidelines
Small boy on football team - Jumped on the pile twice.