Speaking the Truth in Love

Speaking the Truth in Love

How Can A Nation Forget God and Jesus Christ?

How did Israel forget God?

Deuteronomy 8:11-20


Verse 11 – Not keeping His commandments, judgments, and statutes

Verses 12-16 – Prosperity causes one to forget who has provided the prosperity

Verse 17-18 – Then people start thinking they alone are responsible for their prosperity

Verse 19 – Then the man who thinks he has brought his own prosperity makes his own idols

Verse 20 – Are not mindful that there will be a judgment day for all



How can the Spiritual Nation of Jesus Christ forget God?


1. By not keeping the commandments of the Lord (2 Timothy 3:16-171 John 5:1-5)

2. By getting caught up by the cares of the world (Luke 8:11-15James 4:4)


3. We think too highly of ourselves (Luke 12:13-21Revelation 3:17)


4. We no longer seek the Lord first in our lives. Other things have become our idol (Mark 10:21-22, 10:28-31, Matthew 10:37-38 Luke 12:15Romans 12:1-2)


5. We are not focused on the goal (Matthew 6:19-211 Timothy 6:17-19)



What can we do to make sure we do not Forget God and Jesus Christ?


1. Spend much time in God’s Word (Ecclesiastes 12:1, 13-14, Ephesians 5:15-182 Timothy 2:15, 3:16-17)


2. Be thankful and remember Who is providing the blessings (Matthew 5:45Romans 1:21Colossians 3:171 Thessalonians 5:16-18Hebrews 13:15)


3. Not to think too highly of ourselves (Psalm 9:20Romans 12:3, 12:16)


4. Remember the Lord is first and flee idolatry (Matthew 6:24, 6:33, 1 Corinthians 10:14Galatians 2:20, 5:20, 6:14, Colossians 3:5)


5.  Remember there will be a judgment day for each one of us (2 Corinthians 5:9-10Revelation 20:11-15)


Are you in the Holy Nation of Jesus Christ tonight (1 Peter 2:9-10)?


He is seated at the right hand of God and is over all the nations and powers of this world (Ephesians 1:20-23Philippians 2:9-11).


There is no other name by which one can be saved (Acts 4:12).


How about you tonight (Matthew 28:18-20)? Why not become a disciple of Jesus Christ tonight and then live your life for Him. That is how you can make your life special and have a true purpose. That type of life will also lead you to Heaven where you can live eternally!


Please check the scriptures out for yourselves! We want to help you in any way we can. Contact us for Bible studies, by telephone, e-mail, or simply come to one of our assemblies. We also hope to see you next time on "Speaking The Truth In Love". For our next program the studios will be closed and we will have a rerun. Our next live program is to be on February 2, 2015 when we hope to study "God’s Free Gift For You!