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Good News For Modern Man. Modern man has accomplished great things. “Things” do not make a better society. Ec.12; Rv.18; 2 Tim.3.

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Modern man has accomplished great things
Modern man has accomplished great things

“Things” do not make a better society.

Ec.12; Rv.18; 2 Tim.3

“Our age is trying to drink its way to prosperity, destroy its way to plenty, war its way to peace, hate its way to love, sin its way to God, and drift its way upstream.”

Medicine

Travel

Technology


This is the age of the
This is the age of the . . .

Fatalist: “Eat, drink, & be merry…”

Pessimist: “What’s the use?”

Atheist: “No God, no hope.”

Ambitious:“Dog-eat-dog world…”

Strong: “Might makes right.”


What is the cure
What is the cure?

The Gospel

Ac.26:16-18

Ro.1:16-17

Good News For Modern Man

Aspirin?

Stronger drugs?

Violence?

Revolution?


I. Message of LoveFor Age of Hate


Battle cry of 1960s
Battle cry of 1960s

Lust (“love”) – doing what they wanted

Talk (very little action)

Results:

  • 2 Tim.3:2, love of self

  • Ph.2:21, self-centered


Gospel message of love
Gospel: message of love

John 3:16; 1 Jn.3:1; 4:7-11

  • God, 1 Jn.4:19

  • Brethren, 1 Th.4:9

  • Family, Ep.5:25; Tit.2:4

  • Neighbor, Ro.13:8-10


Love known by actions it prompts
Love: known by actions it prompts

NT: seek welfare of all

  • Ga.6:10, spiritual

  • Lk.10, physical


I. Message of Love For Age of Hate

II. Message of PeaceFor Age of War


150 years in last 2000
150 years in last 2000

Did Prince of Peace fail?

  • Solution: gospel

    • “Peace”: 88 times in NT

    • Ro.1:7, everything Jew or Gentile ever dreamed of – in gospel

  • Isa.9:6-7

    • Peace with God: Ro.5:1

    • Peace within: Ph.4:6-7

    • Peace without: Hb.12:14


I. Message of Love For Age of Hate

II. Message of Peace For Age of War

III. Message of HopeFor Age of Despair


Only go around once in life
“Only go around once in life…”

Door, Ho.2:15. Freed from exile . . .

Helmet, 1 Th.5:8 (1:3). 1 Co.15; 1 Th.4

Anchor, Hb.6:19. 1 Pt.1:3-4 . . .

  • Ec.2:20; 2 Co.4:8

  • “False hope is bad”

  • Hope is a . . .


I. Message of Love For Age of Hate

II. Message of Peace For Age of War

III. Message of Hope For Age of Despair

IV. Message of FaithFor Age of Doubt


Many doubt existence of god virgin birth bible creation etc
Many doubt existence of God, virgin birth, Bible, Creation, etc.

Puts our mind in heaven, like Moses on Pisgah… Ac.7

“I cannot explain the wind,but I can hoist a sail”

  • Gospel is message of faith (2 Co.5:7)

    • Hb.11:1, all rely on ‘faith’

    • Ps.19:1-4, not ‘blind faith’


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