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					       Summer Sins
Do You Worship the Sun or the Son?
                 Summer Time
• This time of the year brings three things: hot
  weather, vacation time, spare time

• This time of the year can also promote three sins:
  immodest dress, Godless vacations, idleness

• As a Christian, will you be a sun worshipper or a Son
  worshipper? Will you have fun in the sun, or faith in
  the Son (Gal. 2:20)

• God made the sun (Gen. 1:14-19) and summertime
  (Gen. 8:22), but the Devil tempts us to misuse them
  Summer Time: How Will I Dress?
• A Christian must still dress modestly even though it is
  hot outside (1 Tim. 2:9-10; 1 Pet. 3:3-4)

• Thought questions: Glorifying God (Mt. 5:16)?
  Providing for the flesh (Rom. 13:14)? Thinking pure
  thoughts (Phil. 4:8)? Fleeing lusts (2 Tim. 2:22)?
  Imitating evil (3 Jn. 11)? Luring others (Prov. 7:10)?

• Answering objections: Everyone wears it (Rom. 12:1);
  I can’t control others (Mt. 5:28; 18:6-7); They are just
  kids (Eph. 6:4); I wear it for comfort (Mt. 16:26)
  Summer Time: Where Will I Go?
• Vacation time is good (Mk. 6:30-32), but some
  Christians take a vacation from God

• Some will not assemble with faithful brethren while
  on vacation (Acts 20:7; Heb. 10:25)

• Some will not contribute (Mal. 3:8-10)

• Do you stop making these payments in the summer:
  mortgage, car, insurance, utilities?
   Summer Time: What Will I Do?
• Some spend their summer time in idleness
  (2 Thess. 3:11; 1 Tim. 5:13; 1 Pet. 4:15)

• “Busybody” comes from periergazomai meaning to
  “work around in other people’s matters”; “Meddler”
  comes from allotrioepiskopos meaning “to oversee
  another’s business”

• Christians need to spend their time wisely
  (Eph. 5:15-16)
                  Summer Sins
• Christianity is not seasonal

• Summer has been called the “next-to-nothing-
  season…

   – Wear next-to-nothing (immodest apparel)

   – Give next-to-nothing (Godless vacations)

   – Do next-to-nothing (idleness, laziness)
                  Summer Sins
• Christianity does not change based upon location
  (alcohol in the north, gambling in the west, tobacco
  in the east, immodesty in the south)

• Christianity is daily serving the Lord (Lk. 9:23)

• Christian, be careful how you dress, be careful where
  you go, be care what you do (Heb. 11:25)

• God remains faithful to us during the summer, let’s
  remain faithful to him at the same time (2 Tim. 2:13)

				
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