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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

C. Hypocrites

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.

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