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Does Your Company, Speech, and Conduct Betray You? (PART1)

(The second part of this lesson is below this one)

I. Introduction:

A. Peter was known as a disciple of the Lord:
1. By the company he kept (knowing dialect was the issue, but using such to make a point):  Mark 14:67
2. By his speech: Mark 14:70; cf. I Peter 4:11
3. By his conduct: Acts 3:12 - 4:1-3
B. The overall point of this lesson is in asking if what you do and say tells others that you are a faithful Christian:
1. Betray = “to reveal unintentionally”, we should be known without having to tell others what manner of persons we are: I John 3:7-8
2. Our lives need to be teaching tools: I Timothy 4:12


II. Body:

A. Does the Company You Keep Betray You (John 17:13-23)?
1. Are you spending your time with the faithful: Acts 2:42
2. Are your friends God’s friends: John 15:14
3. Is your fellowship with those who teach and live truth: I John 1:1-3; 7


B. Does Your Speech Betray You (Titus 2:7-8)?

1. If our speech is the kind that will help save and preserve, we’ll be known: Colossians 4:3-6
2. As Christians, are our mouths fountains of life that bring forth wisdom: Proverbs 10:11; 31
3. Do our words show we’ve learned: Proverbs 16:23-24
4. Our speech will certainly betray us when we reach this point: Jeremiah 20:8-9


C. Does Your Conduct Betray You (I Peter 1:13-16)?

1. Jesus did not hide what He said or did: John 18:19-21
a. His work continued openly: Acts 26:22-26
b. So should our work be done to show others the way and to glorify our Lord: Philippians 2:14-16; cf. Matthew 5:16
2. Can you speak like Paul did: I Corinthians 4:15-16, I Corinthians 11:1, Philippians 3:17-21, and Philippians 4:9.
3. Does your conduct reveal you as a child of God: Ephesians 4:1; 21-24
III. Conclusion:
A. In all that we do we should be seen as disciples of the Lord: I John 2:5-6
B. We should glorify God in all we do and say: I Corinthians 6:20; 10:31
C. The contrast of this lesson is to come this evening, asking if your company, speech, and conduct reveal you as a friend of the Lord.
Does Your Company, Speech, and Conduct Betray You? (PART 2)

I. Introduction:

A. In the sense of this second part of our lesson, we almost always would not want others to know our activities are wrong (Isaiah 29:15-16), but: Matthew 7:20
1. Who we surround ourselves with reveals us: James 4:4
2. What we say reveals us: Matthew 15:11; 18-20
3. What we do reveals us: John 3:20
B. In this second lesson on this point we will focus on how any sinful actions we take can show that we are hypocrites:
1. A hypocrite is one who says, and does not: Romans 2:1; 17-23
2. We can profess to know God, but what do our works say: Titus 1:16
II. Body:
A. Does the Company You Keep Betray You Showing Your Sinfulness (II Corinthians 6:14-18)?
 ***Not that we can remove ourselves from all: I Corinthians 5:9-10
1. Are you the one being influenced or the one doing the influencing: I Corinthians 15:33; 10:12
2. Are your friends also friends of the devil: Ephesians 6:11 and I John 3:8
3. Are you standing in the way of sinners: Psalms 1:1-2
4. Do you listen to those trying to get you away from truth: Proverbs 19:27 and Matthew 26:41
B. Does Your Speech Betray You Showing Your Sinfulness (Matthew 12:33-37 and Luke 6:46)?
1. Will your speech show you’re sinful: Proverbs 18:7
2. Are your words improper: Ephesians 4:29
3. Will your speech lead others to be lost: I Timothy 1:3-7
C. Does Your Conduct Betray You Showing Your Sinfulness (Matthew 23:1-13)?
1. If others followed your example where would they be led: Matthew 15:14; III John v.11
2. Does your conduct reveal you as a child of Satan: John 8:42-44
3. Do you act as though you’re perfect which blinds you from seeing your own faults: Isaiah 65:2-6
III. Conclusion:
A. We need to walk as children of light: Ephesians 5:1-8
B. Just how hard do your think you should be working to get it right with God?  Consider this: I Peter 4:17-18
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