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13. Do We Lower Our Standards Because of the World?

Be holy, for I am holy, God says (Leviticus 20:26; 1 Peter 1:16).

If you say that you abide in Jesus, then you ought to walk just as Jesus walked (1 John 2:6).

There are many other Bible verses that could be used for this topic, but the point here is that God’s Word should be our standard; Jesus should be our example. When we want to know what to do or say or how to live, we should begin with God’s Word. Sadly, though, many Christians begin with their culture.

12. Slow Down and Do It Right

I have a great wife. As with most spouses, though, we do not do everything exactly the same. For example, for many projects that I have to do, my goal is simply to get it done. I want to do it well, but I do not want to take all day to do a project that could take an hour. My wife, on the other hand, likes to take her time and pay more attention to details. She often takes longer to get things done, but her quality of work is usually better and the results show.

11. Micaiah and Non-Encouraging Truth

And Jehoshaphat said, “Is there not still a prophet of the Lord here, that we may inquire of Him?” So the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is still one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the Lord; but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil.” (1 Kings 22:7-8)

10. We Didn’t know, Part 2

When all that generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation arose after them who did not know the LORD nor the work which He had done for Israel. (Judges 2:10)

In Exodus 1:8, we see that a secular leader arose in Egypt who did not understand how God’s servant had been used to save his nation. Now, in Judges 2:10, an entire generation of God’s people arose who did not know or remember God. It is one thing for the Pharaoh of Egypt to not know about Joseph, but how could an entire generation of people not know about God’s blessings and provision for their fathers and the miracles that He had done?

9. We Didn’t Know, Part 1

Exodus 1:8. Are we another generation as it was in the days of Moses, when a new Pharaoh arose that did not know what God had done for his people?

8. Safe Spaces

We hear about safe spaces on college campuses and in other public spaces, but have our churches also become safe spaces, where we are no longer free to examine God’s word if someone might be offended?

7. Generation Gap?

Are we teaching our children what God commands us to, or are we content to let our children follow the world?

6. Are We Ready With Truth?

Are we ready not only to tell others what we believe, but also are we able to show them why? Do we know what the Bible says, or do we just know what we were told to believe?

5. Back to the Book

We need to get back tot he Bible and let God’s word determine our beliefs and actions, rather than being so greatly influenced by a sinful culture.

4. Sports: An Idol?

While sports may have many good attributes, we must be careful that they have not become idols to us and our children.

3. Tickled Ears

2 Timothy 4:3. Do we want to hear truth or just what makes us comfortable?

2. MOPS

Great books for Mothers of Preschoolers groups.

1. The Next Generation

We need to teach our children what matters.