Are You Looking For The Greener Grass?

Outline By: Brian A. Yeager

(http://www.wordsoftruth.net)

  

I. Introduction:

A. Why does God tell us not to make provisions to satisfy our fleshly desires (Romans 13:13-14)?

1. In part, because God knows the battle in man (Galatians 5:16-17 and I Peter 2:11).

2. In another part because God knows the end result of our surrendering to fleshly desires (Romans 8:12-13).

B. If youÕve really been converted, youÕve crucified those fleshly desires (Galatians 5:24).

1. Think about what it means to live a new life (Romans 6:1-6).

2. That new life realizes where the only Ògreen grassÓ is (Ephesians 1:3 and I Peter 1:3-9).

 

II. Body: Lot lifted up his eyes, beheld, and chose (Genesis 13:1-13).

A. Lot was foolishly focused on the best and most profitable carnal way of living (Proverbs 23:4-5).

1. Should we trust our eyes as our moral guide in decision-making (Genesis 3:1-19, II Samuel 11:1-12:18, and I John 2:15-17)?

2. How much real satisfaction will one get when they gain all their eyes wanted (James 5:5)?

3. Lot had NONE of the wisdom we have given to us (I Corinthians 2:9-16), so how much better should our decision making be (Luke 12:42-48)?

B. What happened when Lot got his greener grass (Genesis 14:1-24 and Genesis 18:20-19:26)?

1. What was LotÕs day-to-day life like (II Peter 2:6-8)?

2. After the loss of his wife, how did LotÕs daughters turn out  (Genesis 19:30-38)?

3. Consider what the end result of carnal decision-making ALWAYS leads to (Galatians 6:7-9).

C. Consider the opposite side of LotÕs thinking (Hebrews 11:8-10).

1. Where should we be looking to for the green grass (Philippians 3:20-21 and Hebrews 13:14)?

2. What job, relationship, investment, etc. is worthy of losing your soul over (Mark 8:34-38)?

3. How lasting is even the best possible carnal life (Luke 12:13-21)?

4. Abraham didnÕt look to the carnal side of the greener grass (Hebrews 11:14-16).

 

III. Conclusion: We should cast down the greener grass type of thinking (II Corinthians 10:1-5).

 

 

 

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