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What’s Your Excuse?

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What’s Your Excuse?. “Excuses, excuses, you’ll hear them every day. And the devil he’ll supply them, if from church you stay away. When people come to know the Lord the devil always loses, so to keep them folks away from church he offers them excuses.”. Excuses!. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Whats Your Excuse?

  • Excuses, excuses, youll hear them every day. And the devil hell supply them, if from church you stay away. When people come to know the Lord the devil always loses, so to keep them folks away from church he offers them excuses.

  • Excuses!We all deal with them regularly. Perhaps we are guilty!

  • Excuses!For putting off obeying the gospelMissing worship servicesBad behaviorQuitting the Lord or the churchNot working

  • The Problem with ExcusesWhat is an excuse?Originally, To give a defense or reason for somethingUsually, an unjustified or false reason for ones conduct.

  • The Problem with ExcusesWhile there are legitimate reasons why things happen, typically the excuse is illegitimate and designed to either conceal true motives or lessen guilt. God KNOWS our real motives!

  • The Problem with ExcusesOften the product of lies, laziness, poor self-discipline, pride, jealousy, indifference, etc. Cf. Prov. 22:13, The lazy man says, There is a lion outside! I shall be slain in the streets.

  • The Problem with ExcusesOften they are habitual!It is possible for a legitimate reason to become an excuse (or a crutch). Cf. Heb. 5:12-14

  • The Bible and ExcusesGenesis 3:11-13, the very first sin led to excuses by both Adam and Eve

  • The Bible and ExcusesExodus 3 & 4, when Moses was called by God to deliver Israel he made excuses

  • The Bible and ExcusesExodus 3:11, Who am I?. He was saying, I am nobody, who is going to listen to me?The Lord answered, I will certainly be with you! (3:12)

  • The Bible and ExcusesExodus 3:13, What am I going to say to them?. When they ask your name what shall I sayThe Lord answered, I AM WHO I AM (3:14)

  • The Bible and ExcusesExodus 4:1, But suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice?. The Lord answered, What is that in your hand? (4:2-9)

  • The Bible and ExcusesExodus 4:1O, O Lord, I am not eloquent I am slow of speech. He was saying I am not ready or capable. The Lord answered, Who made mans mouth?...I will be with your mouth and tell you what to say (4:11-12)

  • The Bible and ExcusesExodus 4:13, O my Lord, please send by the hand of someone else. I dont want to do this!The Lord became angry! He was told to GO! (14-17)God did NOT accept any of His excuses!Moses was expected to Go!

  • The Bible and Excuses1 Sam. 15, King Saul was commanded to destroy the Amalekites. He did NOT obey GodWhen confronted he began making excuses (15)

  • The Bible and Excuses1 Sam. 15, The people brought them for sacrifice (15)But THE PEOPLE took the plunder (20-21)I have sinnedbecause I feared the people (24-25)I did not work! Saul was STILL rejected as king!

  • The Bible and ExcusesEcclesiastes 5:1-6 Do not let your mouth cause your flesh to sin, nor say before the messenger of God that it was an error. Why should God be angry at your excuse and destroy the work of your hands?

  • The Bible and ExcusesLuke 14:15-24 The Parable of the Great Supper!Luke 9:57-62 Jesus invites some to follow Him.

  • The Bible and ExcusesJohn 15:22 Now they have no excuse.Romans 1:20 So that they are without excuse.

  • Excuses NEVER worked with God in the Bible!

  • Will you wager your eternity on an excuse?