Preaching against sins

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  1. LarryN

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    Some entries in another thread got me pondering this question:

    What sins specifically mentioned in God's Word rarely seem to be preached against? And why do you think that is?
     
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    Over eating.
     
  3. Jailminister

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    Over eating and spending too much time on the computer
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    Try divorce (Christians are divorcing at a higher rate than non-Christians...anybody else see a problem here?).

    Using God's name in vain (if it isn't praise, prayer, or preaching, it is a sin).


    Indifference (most Christians don't really care if their neighbor is going to hell, just don't inconvience them).


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    Trotter
     
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    We had a great sermon last week on how we were dishonoring God (and our church) because as a church body we have developed the habit of being late to church. Stepped on a lot of toes (even some deacon's toes--- :eek: but not this one ;) )

    Rob
     
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    Trotter said:

    "Using God's name in vain (if it isn't praise, prayer, or preaching, it is a sin)."

    Well, I guess that leaves out math, history, etc. In fact, forget school, let's all move into a commune and spend all our time chanting. We can go to the airport and sell flowers to survive. No wait, that isn't praise, prayer, or preaching. I guess we will have to let the ravens feed us.

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    Terry, go back and read the post again.

    He meant using God's name in something other than praise, prayer, or preaching.

    If YOU'RE talking about using God's name in math, history, or selling flowers at the airport, then I'm being dense and can't figure out what you mean--unless you're trying to say you want to use God's name all the time, with no restrictions whatsoever.
     
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    We had a great sermon last week on how we were dishonoring God (and our church) because as a church body we have developed the habit of being late to church. Stepped on a lot of toes (even some deacon's toes--- but not this one )

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    I overheard a member talking about people coming late to services. She said, "If you are not fifteen minutes early, you are a half hour late." Stuck like fish hook in the mouth.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Sins that are clearly condemned in Scripture but seldom preached on?

    Pride
    Lying
    Gossip
    Wicked Imaginations
    Mischief
    Liar
    Sowing Seeds of Discord among Brethren
     
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    Imagine how red the faces of the preachers would be in the pulpit preaching those subjects (present company included). :eek:
     
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    That picture is priceless. [​IMG]

    I would say that gossip is a very pervasive evil that is rarely (well, never in our church :eek: ) preached against.
     
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    Sometimes because the pastor himself has those sins. Or the sins are in the church, and the preacher doesn't want to offend certain people.
    I think the sin of scant dress, too much flesh being shown is hard to preach when the congregation is dressed that way. Divorce is barely ever preached when it is prevelent in the church. Anything from the Law is avoided because it "no longer applies". The sexual sins are an embarrasing subject. Being seperate, because it is old fashioned and not popular.

    It's pretty easy to preach to a congregation that you know takes a stand against abortion, homosexuality, and liberalism. It gets a little harder to preach against alcohol, smoking, and dating because society accepts it, as do alot of christians. But to preach against the things that hit home can cause people to leave because you are picking on them. Also, another thing that is hard to preach on is women that run the house. Ouch, when it is in the pastors home.
     
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    What on earth is wrong with dating? :confused:
     
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    Hah, that's what I was wondering. Maybe we should just switch to arranged marriages. ;)
     
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    Brother Brett:

    Hah, that's what I was wondering. Maybe we should just switch to arranged marriages.

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    Wonderful idea, let God do the arranging.. [​IMG]


    God bless.

    A servant of Christ,
    Drew
     
  17. Brett

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    Yes! I'm praying that God will do the arranging! [​IMG] Dating is the method by which God will show us who is the right person for us to spend our life with.
     
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    Brett, I believe Olivebranch meant that the way society says today, on how to date is much different that how it should be.
     
  19. LarryN

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    As this thread has progressed, based upon the entries so far, I have to ask this question then:

    Do we focus too much on external sins (things we can actually see and/or hear people commiting: e.g. smoking, taking God's name in vain, etc. ), at the expense of internal sins (things we can't necessarily see: e.g. lust, pride, coveteousness, etc.)?
     
  20. Dr. Bob

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    Of course, you're evaluation is right on the money. This is the root of legalism - making a bunch of pharisaical rules to look OUTWARDLY HOLY while inwardly we are full of dead men's bones (according to Jesus).

    We can JUDGE the outward; we can't the inward. And since JUDGING OTHERS is one of our favorite pasttimes, it becomes the center of our preaching, standards, sermons, and church life.

    My list (page 1) was from Proverbs of the 7 things most hated by God . . and I still stand by the statement that they are the most neglected things in our churches.
     

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