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Welcome!. Please silence your cell phones. Sunday Bible Classes 9:30 AM Worship 10:30 AM 5:30 PM Wednesday Bible Classes 7:00 PM. www.Sunsetchurchofchrist.net.

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Welcome
Welcome!

Please silence your cell phones

Sunday

Bible Classes 9:30 AM

Worship 10:30 AM

5:30 PM

Wednesday

Bible Classes 7:00 PM

www.Sunsetchurchofchrist.net


Welcome
But the meek shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. Psalm 37:11

Songs



The display of religion
The Display of Religion

Wearing Crosses

Religious T-shirts

Internet “likes”

Does this demonstrate Christianity?


Outward or inward
Outward or Inward

Do not let your adornment be merely outward--arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. 1 Peter 3:3-4


Peter s challenge
Peter’s Challenge

John 13:36-38

Peter was not afraid

Peter could not handle meekness


Outward religion is e asy
Outward Religion is Easy

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:3


Inward religion is real
Inward Religion is Real

A gentle and quiet spirit

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 1 Timothy 2:1-2


Perfecting inward religion means perfecting meekness
Perfecting Inward Religion Means Perfecting Meekness

James 3:13-18

2 Corinthians 10:1

But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. Psalm 37:11


Perfecting inward religion means avoiding meaningless religion
Perfecting Inward Religion Means Avoiding Meaningless Religion

These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh. Colossians 2:23


Perfecting inward religion means avoiding meaningless religion1
Perfecting Inward Religion Means Avoiding Meaningless Religion

These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh. Colossians 2:23


Spiritual adornment or self imposed religion
Spiritual Adornment or Self Imposed Religion?

Did Jesus ask us to wear crosses?

Did He ask us to put Him on our clothes?


Spiritual adornment or false humility
Spiritual Adornment or False Humility? Religion?

Do people wear crosses because our conduct does not reveal our character?

Do we present a Christian self for our own profit or pride?


Conclusions
Conclusions Religion?

The world seeks to mis-direct faith

Faith is more than outward appearances


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