Out of Control! – Notes/Study Sheet

(Prov. 14:34)

 

Introduction:

* The nation’s future often viewed positively or negatively.

* Regardless, victory will belong to the faithful (Rev. 5:6; 12:11).

* Let’s pray for a “Jonah” (Jonah 3:5ff).

* Righteousness exalts a nation (Prov. 14:34). ________________________ will destroy it.

* God can deal with corrupt nations (Gen. 15:16; 18:22ff).

 

* Nineveh (Jonah 3:4).                                                         (Nahum 1:9) -

 

1. Our spending is out of control!

* National debt over $12 trillion!

   - Average person’s share $40,000!

* Individual Americans in debt way over their heads!

 

* Psalm 37:21 –

 

* Prov. 22:7 –

 

* Only Spiritual treasures are eternal (Matt. 6:19-21).

 

2. Our educational system is out of control!

* Many children leave school unable to read, write, or balance checkbook. Paddle absent from schools (see Pr. 13:24).

* Most schools don’t educate. How can people study the Bible if they can’t read? (II Tim. 2:15; Eph. 3:4).

      - 80 million Americans are deficient in the basic reading and mathematical skills.

      - National education system indoctrinates children into humanism & evolution. (Gen. 1:1).

- Many schools are now dangerous. Recall Heath, Columbine, etc.

   * Some things are always right & others wrong (Isa. 5:20).

 

3. Our Judicial system is out of control!

   * Even some liberal folks realize this. Book, The Collapse of Criminal Justice by Harold Rothwax, liberal judge.

 

   * Isa. 59:4 –

 

      - Case of Mary Winkler –

 

 

      - Leonardo Turiago

  

 

4. Our homes are out of control!

   * Materialism is killing our homes! Mothers have abandoned home duties in pursuit of money (Titus 2:5).

   * Children are needlessly left to play video games/watch T.V. w/o parental supervision. Often w/no supervision.

   * Many deny that man shouldn’t alter God’s marriage plan. Sex outside of wedlock is sin/fornication (I Cor. 7:2).

   * People can’t even blush about their illicit affairs anymore! (Jer. 6:15).

   * Those who hold that adultery is only reason for innocent marriage partner to remarry are in minority! (Mt. 5:32; 19:9).

   * Homosexuality is another marker of being out of control! (Rom. 1:26-27; Lev. 18:22).

   * Remember Sodom & Gomorrah! (Gen. 19:24).

   * The answer? Seek and walk in the old paths! (Jer. 6:16).

   * The Christian’s responsibilities:

      - Be the salt of the earth (Mt. 5:13).

      - Teach morality from the Bible (II Tim. 4:2).

      - Defend the truth/oppose Satan’s minions (Jude 3).

                                                                                                                                    R.W. McAlister  8/16/09 a.m.