Thieves in the Church (Colossians 2:18-19, Acts 20:28-30, 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, Revelation 22:12, 2 Timothy 4:7-8, James 2:12, 1 Peter 5:4, 1 John 3:16, 1 John 5:7)Pastor Justin Hall, September 4, 2011
Part of the Christ First Vol 3 series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Thieves in the church robbing believers of their of their desire to hold Christ first in their life
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18Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, 19And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God. (KJV)
28Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. 29For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. (KJV)
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
24Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. 25And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. 26I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: 27But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. (KJV)
12And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. (KJV)
2 Timothy 4:7-8
7I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. (KJV)
12So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. (KJV)
1 Peter 5:4
4And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. (KJV)
1 John 3:16
16Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. (KJV)
1 John 5:7
7For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. (KJV)
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