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Living For God Among Our Peers. “Peer” – A person of the same rank, value, or quality. It is a person whom you consider to be your equal. (Webster’s New World Dictionary). Is It Right?. Right and wrong cannot be decided by majority vote Just because everyone has sinned, does not excuse sin

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living for god among our peers

Living For God Among Our Peers

“Peer” – A person of the same rank, value, or quality. It is a person whom you consider to be your equal.

(Webster’s New World Dictionary)

is it right
Is It Right?
  • Right and wrong cannot be decided by majority vote
  • Just because everyone has sinned, does not excuse sin
    • Romans 3:23
    • Every moral issue mustbe decided by principle
      • 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22
is everybody doing it
Is Everybody Doing It?
  • God wants us to do the right thing
    • Everyone else is NOT doing wrong:
      • Do all smoke?
      • Do all drink alcohol?
      • Do all gamble?
      • Do all cheat?
      • Do all swear?
      • Do all dance?
      • Do all use drugs?
      • Do all dress immodestly?
      • Do all drive recklessly?
      • Do all disobey their parents?
will you stand up for christ
Will You Stand up for Christ?
  • God demands that His people be separate from the world
    • 2 Corinthians 6:17-18
  • If the whole world sins, we are not to follow the world
    • 1 Peter 2:9-10
    • Ephesians 4:1
  • Stand up for Jesus
    • Romans 12:1-2
coping with peer pressure
Coping with Peer Pressure
  • Suggestions
    • Don’t wait until the “heat of the moment” to decide what to do
      • James 1:14
    • Be convicted
      • Luke 9:23
    • Have confidence
      • Matthew 6:33
      • Galatians 1:10
      • Acts 4:13
      • Hebrews 4:16
coping with peer pressure1
Coping with Peer Pressure
  • Suggestions
    • Never compromise
      • Matthew 12:30
      • James 4:4
    • Choose the right friends
      • 1 Kings 11:4
      • Proverbs 13:20
the road to eternal life
The Road to Eternal Life
  • Enter the “narrow gate”
    • Matthew 7:13-14
  • Christ never promised it would be easy
  • Christianity is not for the cowardly
    • Must be strongenough to do right!
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Meet the challenge!
    • 1 Corinthians 10:31
  • Strive to do right!
    • 1 Corinthians 15:33
  • Don’t ever give up!
    • Hebrews 12:1