EXPECTING THE IMPOSSIBLE?
Matthew 7:15-20 (708)
A. In Matthew 7:15-20, our Lord warned against deception.
B. To expect a good tree to produce bad fruit, and to expect a bad tree to produce good
fruit is to expect the impossible. Illustration:
C. There are some things that are impossible under certain conditions.
I. To expect church growth without diligence is to expect the impossible.
A. We reap what we sow. Galatians 6:7 (862) Illustration:
B. An example of diligence. Nehemiah 4:1-6 862
C. Love will enable us to be diligent.
1. For God. Matthew 22:37-38 (723); John 14:15 (794)
2. For lost people. Romans 10:1-3 (836)
3. For one another. John 13:34-35 (793)
II. To expect happiness without holiness is to expect the impossible.
A. People are looking for happiness in the wrong places.
B. True happiness is derived from God. Psalm 1: 1-3 (431)
III. To expect to go to heaven without preparation is to expect the impossible.
2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 (875); 1 Peter 1:3-9, 13-21 (894-895); Mark 16:16 (748)
A. Is anyone present expecting the impossible? Review