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God has made man in a unique way.

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God has made man in a unique way.

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  1. God has made man in a unique way. • Unlike any of the animals we have a conscience.

  2. God has made man in a unique way. • Unlike any of the animals we have a conscience. • Our ability to be ashamed is a powerful tool in the Lord’s hand.

  3. God has made man in a unique way. • Unlike any of the animals we have a conscience. • Our ability to be ashamed is a powerful tool in the Lord’s hand. • Shame - “A painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety which appears in the countenance by blushing.”

  4. God has made man in a unique way. • We do not like to feel shame because it is painful!

  5. God has made man in a unique way. • We do not like to feel shame because it is painful! • It is better to feel the pain of our conscience before an action, that after an action!

  6. God has made man in a unique way. • We do not like to feel shame because it is painful! • It is better to feel the pain of our conscience before an action, that after an action! • Our shame is a product of our teaching and experience, either good or bad! (Rom 6:21-23)

  7. God has made man in a unique way. • Romans 6:21-23- What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22 But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  8. God has made man in a unique way. • The gospel of Christ helps us to be ashamed when we should.

  9. God has made man in a unique way. • The gospel of Christ helps us to be ashamed when we should. • Still the Christian must protect the conscience.

  10. God has made man in a unique way. • The gospel of Christ helps us to be ashamed when we should. • Still the Christian must protect the conscience. • Why we need a study of shame.

  11. God has made man in a unique way. • The gospel of Christ helps us to be ashamed when we should. • Still the Christian must protect the conscience. • Why we need a study of shame. • The concept of shame is rapidly being lost.

  12. God has made man in a unique way. • The gospel of Christ helps us to be ashamed when we should. • Still the Christian must protect the conscience. • Why we need a study of shame. • The concept of shame is rapidly being lost. • Even the world acknowledges a place for it: “You ought to be ashamed!”

  13. God has made man in a unique way. • Sadly there are those who teach us to be ashamed of good things. (Isa 5:20-21) (Ex. Ridicule of morals on TV talk show.)

  14. God has made man in a unique way. • Isaiah 5:20-21- Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe to those who arewise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight!

  15. God has made man in a unique way. • Shame can help us change. (1 Cor 6:5)

  16. God has made man in a unique way. • 1 Corinthians 6:5- I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren?

  17. Why Do Men Feel Shame? • Because of the knowledge we have of right and wrong.

  18. Why Do Men Feel Shame? • Because of the knowledge we have of right and wrong. • It is very common for new converts to say: “I never knew that it was wrong!”

  19. Why Do Men Feel Shame? • Because of the knowledge we have of right and wrong. • It is very common for new converts to say: “I never knew that it was wrong!” • Because of a lack of knowledge, they had no shame.

  20. Why Do Men Feel Shame? • Because of the knowledge of others.

  21. Why Do Men Feel Shame? • Because of the knowledge of others. • The knowledge of other people.

  22. Why Do Men Feel Shame? • Many things are not shameful until others are present or have knowledge.

  23. Why Do Men Feel Shame? • Many things are not shameful until others are present or have knowledge. • Women - Clothing, housekeeping.

  24. Why Do Men Feel Shame? • Many things are not shameful until others are present or have knowledge. • Women - Clothing, housekeeping. • Men - dirty car, foul-up at work.

  25. Why Do Men Feel Shame? • The knowledge of God. (2 Cor 7:9-10)

  26. Why Do Men Feel Shame? • 2 Corinthians 7:9-10 - Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing. 10 For godly sorrow produces repentanceleading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.

  27. Why Do Men Feel Shame? • Example: Someone apologizing to men for taking God’s name in vain.

  28. Why Do Men Feel Shame? • How can we develop a greater knowledge of God’s presence? (2 Pt 1:5-7)

  29. Why Do Men Feel Shame? • 2 Peter 1:5-7 - But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, 6to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, 7to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.

  30. Why Do Some Men not Feel Shame? • Why do some men not feel shame?

  31. Why Do Some Men not Feel Shame? • Why do some men not feel shame? • By continued wrongdoing the conscience is destroyed. (Zeph 3:5)

  32. Why Do Some Men not Feel Shame? • Zephaniah 3:5 - The Lord is righteous in her midst, He will do no unrighteousness. Every morning He brings His justice to light; He never fails, But the unjust knows no shame.

  33. Why Do Some Men not Feel Shame? • By sinking deeper into sin. (1 Tim 4:2; Eph 4:19)

  34. Why Do Some Men not Feel Shame? • 1 Timothy 4:2- speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,

  35. Why Do Some Men not Feel Shame? • Ephesians 4:19- who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

  36. Why Do Some Men not Feel Shame? • Do you remember the first time that:

  37. Why Do Some Men not Feel Shame? • Do you remember the first time that: • You had a social drink?

  38. Why Do Some Men not Feel Shame? • Do you remember the first time that: • You had a social drink? • Smoked the first cigarette?

  39. Why Do Some Men not Feel Shame? • Told a lie?

  40. Why Do Some Men not Feel Shame? • Told a lie? • Engaged in immorality? Ex. Shoplifting

  41. Why Do Some Men not Feel Shame? • Told a lie? • Engaged in immorality? Ex. Shoplifting • Have you ever asked of someone: “How did he/she get like that?”

  42. Why Do Some Men not Feel Shame? • Told a lie? • Engaged in immorality? Ex. Shoplifting • Have you ever asked of someone: “How did he/she get like that?” • The conscience is like an alarm clock. How many no longer hear it? Shame is valuable!

  43. Things in which we should be ashamed. • A Lack of knowledge of God’s word. (2 Tim 2:15)

  44. Things in which we should be ashamed. • 2 Timothy 2:15- Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

  45. Things in which we should be ashamed. • Can you give book, chapter, and verse for the plan of salvation?

  46. Things in which we should be ashamed. • Can you give book, chapter, and verse for the plan of salvation? • Example: Some tests I have given. (1 Cor 6:5)

  47. Things in which we should be ashamed. • 1 Corinthians 6:5- I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren?

  48. Things in which we should be ashamed. • To dress immodestly (1 Tim 2:9)

  49. Things in which we should be ashamed. • 1 Timothy 2:9- in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing,

  50. Things in which we should be ashamed. • You can overdress or under dress.