The churches of Christ Greet You (Romans 16:16)


I. Donít Be Deceived About Your Life


ďIím sinlessĒ Ė 1 John 1:8; James 3:2

ďIím too strong to fallĒ Ė Gal. 6:3, 1; 1 Cor. 10:12

ďIím perfectĒ Ė Phil. 3:15 (true meaning is full grown/mature; cf. 1 Cor. 2:6)


II. Donít Be Deceived By Hearing Only


James 1:22; Matthew 7:21, 24-27; James 1:23-24   


III. Donít Be Deceived By Thinking You Can Mock God


Gal. 6:7; Gen. 3:3, 22-24; 1 Kings 21:19; 22:37-38; Matt. 26:20-25; 27:3-5; Gal. 6:8;

**Psa. 50:21


IV. Donít Be Deceived By SIN


Heb. 3:13; 11:24-25 (sin must be enjoyable or there would not be so many sinners).


On the other hand, SIN is the source of: grief, sorrow, warring nations, broken homes,

heartbreak, class and race hatred, lawlessness, plus disregard of manís and Godís laws.


WHY do people condone and tolerate sin? ANSWER: the deceitfulness of sinÖ

sin has deceived mankind. Sin does not present itself to us in its true from of treacherous deceit.

It does not come wearing the filthy and tattered rags of disillusionment, disappointment,

despair, and death. But contrariwise, sin comes clothed in the silks and satins of pleasure,

peace, righteousness, and even religion. Sin promises happiness, but gives sorrow;

sin promises peace, but gives misery; sin promises live, but gives death.

Sin is a snake in the grass, and a wolf in sheepís clothing.

God does not want us to be deceived by SINíS false pretense and enticing nature!


V.  Donít Be Deceived By Riches


Matt. 13:22; Luke 12:13-21

REMEMBER: Luke 12:15; Prov. 27:20; 23:4-5; 1 Tim. 6:6-7, 9-10, 17-19


VI. Donít Be Deceived By False Doctrines


2 Cor. 11:13-15; Matt. 7:15-16; Eph. 4:14; Gal. 1:6-7; 2 Peter 2:1-3; Rev. 2:9; Matt. 15:9

DO THESE THINGS INSTEAD: 1 John 4:1; Acts 17:11; Gal. 1:8-9

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