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1/30/2011 ~ Generation ME

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... there is nothing new under the sun. ... ~ Ecclesiastes 1:8-10

Do not say, "Why were the former days better than these?"
For you do not inquire wisely concerning this. ~ Ecclesiastes 7:10


Generational Stumbling Blocks
1. Entitled
2. Not My Fault
3. Selfishness
4. Greediness


For there is not a just man on earth who does good And does not sin.
~ Ecclesiastes 7:20


... for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, ... ~ Romans 3:23

... Says the Lord. "But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and
of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word." ~ Isaiah 66:2


Sinners either make excuses or open their hearts to the truth.

' "... Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them." ' ~ Acts 28:26-27


Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, ... ~ Proverbs 20:6

Generation Entitled
"I Deserve"
"You Owe Me"
"I Should Have"

... There is a generation-oh, how lofty are their eyes!
And their eyelids are lifted up. ... ~ Proverbs 30:11-14


Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight!
~ Isaiah 5:21


... they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing
themselves among themselves, are not wise. ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 10:12

└───> self ... self <───┐                                                
... who trusted in themselves that they were righteous,
and despised others: ... ~ Luke 18:9-14


"Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seats in the synagogues
and greetings in the marketplaces." ~ Luke 11:43


... If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. ~ 2nd Thessalonians 3:10

Pompous fools are left with nothing.

Generation Not My Fault
"Its my job"
"My Parents"
"My Friends"

... "The serpent deceived me, ..." ~ Genesis 3:12-13

... And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground.
Look, there you have what is yours.' ... ~ Matthew 25:24-27


... He shall not die for the iniquity of his father; ... ~ Ezekiel 18:14-17

Lifeís accountability is attributed to oneís own choices.

Generation Selfish
"I Donít Care"
"I Donít have Time"
"ME, ME, ME"

... perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, ...
~ 2nd Timothy 3:1-5


... walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise
authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. ... ~ 2nd Peter 2:9-15


... if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!
~ Galatians 5:13-15


"... For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?
Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?" ~ Matthew 16:24-26


Self seeking can only lead to personal destruction and alienation.

Generation Greed
"I Want More"
"I Want What They Have"
"I Need More Money"

... who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare,
and into many foolish and harmful lusts ... ~ 1st Timothy 6:9-10


... They all look to their own way, Every one for his own gain, ...
~ Isaiah 56:11


... put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness,
passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ~ Colossians 3:5


... he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. ~ Matthew 19:21-22

"... with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts
pursue their own gain." ~ Ezekiel 33:31


"... what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God."
~ Luke 16:15


"... not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall
we wear?' ... Father knows that you need all these things. ..." ~ Matthew 6:31-34


Disrespectful callous snobbish souls plague the social strength of a society.

... Let us not become conceited, provoking one another,
envying one another. ... ~ Galatians 5:22-26


... to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself
more highly than he ought to think, ... ~ Romans 12:3


... esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only
for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. ~ Philippians 2:3-4


Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being
from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 3:5


INNER SANCTUARY?
IN DARKNESS

GOD

↘↓↙
SELF
INTERESTS
↗ ↑ ↖

LEFT OUT

IN LIGHT

SELF

↘↓↙
GOD
REGARDED
↗ ↑ ↖

INTERESTS


"... indeed, the kingdom of God is within you." ~ Luke 17:20-21

God's Call to Salvation:
Hear (Romans 10:17)
Believe (Hebrews 11:6)
Repent (Acts 17:30)
Confess (Acts 8:37)
Be Baptized (Acts 2:38)
Live Faithfully (Romans 6:4)

Come to God over self.

I would like to thank my brother in Christ, Matt Parker



 

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