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Men Neglect Things That Are Unseen
  • What men cannot do God can! (1 Sam 167)

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Men Neglect Things That Are Unseen
  • (1 Samuel 167 NKJV) But the LORD said to
    Samuel, Do not look at his appearance or at the
    height of his stature, because I have refused
    him. For the Lord does not see as man sees for
    man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD
    looks at the heart.

3
Men Neglect Things That Are Unseen
  • (Joshua 225 NKJV) But take careful heed to do
    the commandment and the law which Moses the
    servant of the LORD commanded you, to love the
    LORD your God, to walk in all His ways, to keep
    His commandments, to hold fast to Him, and to
    serve Him with all your heart and with all your
    soul.

4
Men Neglect Things That Are Unseen
  • This is precisely why God gives great warnings to
    us about keeping our hearts pure. (Josh 225
    1 Kings 861, 94-5)

5
Men Neglect Things That Are Unseen
  • (1 Kings 861 NKJV) Let your heart therefore be
    loyal to the LORD our God, to walk in His
    statutes and keep His commandments, as at this
    day.

6
Men Neglect Things That Are Unseen
  • (1 Kings 94-5 NKJV) Now if you walk before Me
    as your father David walked, in integrity of
    heart and in uprightness, to do according to all
    that I have commanded you, and if you keep My
    statutes and My judgments, 5 then I will
    establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel
    forever, as I promised David your father, saying,
    You shall not fail to have a man on the throne
    of Israel.

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Men Neglect Things That Are Unseen
  • This is a very difficult task! We need to be very
    serious about it. (Prov 423 Jer 179-10)

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Men Neglect Things That Are Unseen
  • (Proverbs 423 NKJV) Keep your heart with all
    diligence, For out of it spring the issues of
    life.

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Men Neglect Things That Are Unseen
  • (Jeremiah 179-10 NKJV) - The heart is deceitful
    above all things, And desperately wicked Who can
    know it? 10 I, the LORD, search the heart, I
    test the mind, Even to give every man according
    to his ways, According to the fruit of his
    doings.

10
Men Neglect Things That Are Unseen
  • (Proverbs 423 NKJV) Keep your heart with all
    diligence, For out of it spring the issues of
    life.

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Men Neglect Things That Are Unseen
  • " suneidesis soon-i'-day-sis AV -
    conscience 1) the consciousness of anything 2)
    the soul as distinguishing between what is
    morally good and bad, prompting to do the former
    and shun the latter, commending one, condemning
    the other.

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Men Neglect Things That Are Unseen
  • (Romans 214-15 NKJV) for when Gentiles, who do
    not have the law, by nature do the things in the
    law, these, although not having the law, are a
    law to themselves, 15 who show the work of the
    law written in their hearts, their conscience
    also bearing witness, and between themselves
    their thoughts accusing or else excusing them)

13
Men Neglect Things That Are Unseen
  • Often a good conscience will make you feel bad by
    just thinking of doing something!

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Men Neglect Things That Are Unseen
  • Often a good conscience will make you feel bad by
    just thinking of doing something!
  • A conscience can be trained in a wrong way. You
    may do bad and feel good or do
    that which is not sin and feel bad! (Acts 231,
    269 1 Cor 87)

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Men Neglect Things That Are Unseen
  • (Acts 231 NKJV) Then Paul, looking earnestly
    at the council, said, Men and brethren, I have
    lived in all good conscience before God until
    this day.

16
Men Neglect Things That Are Unseen
  • (Acts 269 NKJV) Indeed, I myself thought I
    must do many things contrary to the name of Jesus
    of Nazareth.

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Men Neglect Things That Are Unseen
  • (1 Corinthians 87 NKJV) However, there is not
    in everyone that knowledge for some, with
    consciousness of the idol, until now eat it as a
    thing offered to an idol and their conscience,
    being weak, is defiled.

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Men Neglect Things That Are Unseen
  • A weak conscience is one that has been
    improperly trained.

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Men Neglect Things That Are Unseen
  • A weak conscience is one that has been
    improperly trained.
  • The conscience is a great gift from God that we
    must carefully protect!

20
The elements of a good conscience
  • A good conscience will make you feel bad by just
    thinking about a thing.

21
The elements of a good conscience
  • A good conscience will make you feel bad by just
    thinking about a thing.
  • A conscience can be trained in a wrong way.

22
The elements of a good conscience
  • (Acts 231 NKJV) Then Paul, looking earnestly
    at the council, said, Men and brethren, I have
    lived in all good conscience before God until
    this day.

23
The elements of a good conscience
  • (Acts 269 NKJV) Indeed, I myself thought I
    must do many things contrary to the name of Jesus
    of Nazareth.

24
The elements of a good conscience
  • A weak conscience is one that has been improperly
    trained.

25
The elements of a good conscience
  • A weak conscience is one that has been improperly
    trained.
  • (1 Corinthians 87 NKJV) However, there is not
    in everyone that knowledge for some, with
    consciousness of the idol, until now eat it as a
    thing offered to an idol and their conscience,
    being weak, is defiled.

26
The elements of a good conscience
  • The first step is a consciousness of God. (Rom
    120-22, 28)

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The elements of a good conscience
  • The first step is a consciousness of God. (Rom
    120-22, 28)
  • We then must have the revelation of God in His
    word. (Jn 168-13)

28
The elements of a good conscience
  • (John 168-13 NKJV) And when He has come, He
    will convict the world of sin, and of
    righteousness, and of judgment 9 of sin,
    because they do not believe in Me 10 of
    righteousness, because I go to My Father and you
    see Me no more .. 13 However, when He, the
    Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into
    all truth for He will not speak on His own
    authority, but whatever He hears He will speak
    and He will tell you things to come.

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The elements of a good conscience
  • The first step is a consciousness of God. (Rom
    120-22, 28)
  • We then must have the revelation of God in His
    word. (Jn 168-13)
  • This is not just a matter of instinct.

30
The elements of a good conscience
  • The first step is a consciousness of God. (Rom
    120-22, 28)
  • We then must have the revelation of God in His
    word. (Jn 168-13)
  • This is not just a matter of instinct.
  • How we respond to His word will determine the
    kind of conscience we will have!

31
The elements of a good conscience
  • We then find the forgiveness of God!
    (Heb 99, 14 1022)

32
The elements of a good conscience
  • (Hebrews 99 NKJV) It was symbolic for the
    present time in which both gifts and sacrifices
    are offered which cannot make him who performed
    the service perfect in regard to the conscience

33
The elements of a good conscience
  • (Hebrews 914 NKJV) how much more shall the
    blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit
    offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your
    conscience from dead works to serve the living
    God?

34
The elements of a good conscience
  • (Hebrews 1022 NKJV) let us draw near with a
    true heart in full assurance of faith, having our
    hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our
    bodies washed with pure water.

35
The elements of a good conscience
  • We then find the forgiveness of God!
    (Heb 99, 14 1022)
  • When we are forgiven then we can let go of our
    guilt!

36
The elements of a good conscience
  • We then find the forgiveness of God!
    (Heb 99, 14 1022)
  • When we are forgiven then we can let go of our
    guilt!
  • Without a consciousness of forgiveness we are
    miserable and fruitless.

37
The elements of a good conscience
  • After obtaining a good conscience we must keep
    it. (1 Tim 119)

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The elements of a good conscience
  • (1 Timothy 119 NKJV) having faith and a good
    conscience, which some having rejected,
    concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck,

39
The power of a good conscience
  • You can know that you have acted properly. (Rom
    91 2 Cor 112)

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The power of a good conscience
  • (Romans 91 NKJV) I tell the truth in Christ, I
    am not lying, my conscience also bearing me
    witness in the Holy Spirit,

41
The power of a good conscience
  • (2 Corinthians 112 NKJV) - For our boasting is
    this the testimony of our conscience that we
    conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity
    and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but
    by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward
    you.

42
The power of a good conscience
  • You can know that you have acted properly. (Rom
    91 2 Cor 112)
  • There is a great strength in looking at others
    and knowing this. (Acts 231)

43
The power of a good conscience
  • (Acts 231 NKJV) - Then Paul, looking earnestly
    at the council, said, Men and brethren, I have
    lived in all good conscience before God until
    this day.

44
The power of a good conscience
  • You can know that you have acted properly. (Rom
    91 2 Cor 112)
  • There is a great strength in looking at others
    and knowing this. (Acts 231)
  • There are limitations to this confidence.

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The power of a good conscience
  • You can know that you have acted properly. (Rom
    91 2 Cor 112)
  • There is a great strength in looking at others
    and knowing this. (Acts 231)
  • There are limitations to this confidence.
  • We must always seek out to test our
    confidence by God's word. (1 Cor 43-4)

46
The power of a good conscience
  • (1 Corinthians 43-4 NKJV) - But with me it is a
    very small thing that I should be judged by you
    or by a human court. In fact, I do not even judge
    myself. 4 For I know nothing against myself,
    yet I am not justified by this but He who judges
    me is the Lord.

47
The power of a good conscience
  • You can be strong in adversity.
    (1 Pt 219 316)

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The power of a good conscience
  • (1 Peter 219 NKJV) For this is commendable, if
    because of conscience toward God one endures
    grief, suffering wrongfully.

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The power of a good conscience
  • (1 Peter 316 NKJV) having a good conscience,
    that when they defame you as evildoers, those who
    revile your good conduct in Christ may be
    ashamed.

50
The power of a good conscience
  • You can be strong in adversity.
    (1 Pt 219 316)
  • We can know that God is with us!
    (1 Pt 312-14)

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The power of a good conscience
  • (1 Peter 312-14 NKJV) - For the eyes of the
    LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open
    to their prayers But the face of the LORD is
    against those who do evil. 13 And who is he
    who will harm you if you become followers of what
    is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for
    righteousness sake, you are blessed. And do not
    be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.

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The power of a good conscience
  • You can be strong in adversity.
    (1 Pt 219 316)
  • We can know that God is with us!
    (1 Pt 312-14)
  • In times of grief we can take great comfort in
    knowing this.

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The power of a good conscience
  • You can be strong in adversity.
    (1 Pt 219 316)
  • We can know that God is with us!
    (1 Pt 312-14)
  • In times of grief we can take great comfort in
    knowing this.
  • What about those who do not have a good
    conscience?

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The power of a good conscience
  • You can be strong in adversity.
    (1 Pt 219 316)
  • We can know that God is with us!
    (1 Pt 312-14)
  • In times of grief we can take great comfort in
    knowing this.
  • What about those who do not have a good
    conscience?
  • Their religion is a terror (Prov 281)

55
The power of a good conscience
  • (Proverbs 281 NKJV) The wicked flee when no
    one pursues, But the righteous are bold as a
    lion.

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How to keep a good conscience
  • Be willing to do anything to keep it.
    (Acts 2416)

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How to keep a good conscience
  • (Acts 2416 NKJV) This being so, I myself
    always strive to have a conscience without
    offense toward God and men.

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How to keep a good conscience
  • Be willing to do anything to keep it.
    (Acts 2416)
  • The word "exercise" means take pains, labor,
    strive. Old word in Homer to work as raw
    materials, to adorn by art, then to drill. Our
    word ascetic comes from this root, one who seeks
    to gain piety by rules and severe hardship." -
    Robertson's Word Pictures.

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How to keep a good conscience
  • Notice the time element "always." A good
    conscience is often lost by the "small"
    compromises!

60
How to keep a good conscience
  • Please understand that the world and also weak
    Christians will not understand you!

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How to keep a good conscience
  • Please understand that the world and also weak
    Christians will not understand you!
  • They will indeed think you behavior is strange.
    (1 Pt 44)

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How to keep a good conscience
  • (1 Peter 44 NKJV) In regard to these, they
    think it strange that you do not run with them in
    the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of
    you.

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How to keep a good conscience
  • By always seeking to know the will of God. (1 Tim
    15)

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How to keep a good conscience
  • (1 Timothy 15 NKJV) Now the purpose of the
    commandment is love from a pure heart, from a
    good conscience, and from sincere faith,

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How to keep a good conscience
  • By always seeking to know the will of God. (1 Tim
    15)
  • By being urgent to seek forgiveness for our sins.
    (1 Jn 17-9)

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How to keep a good conscience
  • By always seeking to know the will of God. (1 Tim
    15)
  • By being urgent to seek forgiveness for our sins.
    (1 Jn 17-9)
  • By hating and avoiding all sin. (Heb 19)

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How to keep a good conscience
  • Hebrews 19 (NKJV) You have loved
    righteousness and hated lawlessness Therefore
    God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of
    gladness more than Your companions.

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How to keep a good conscience
  • How does a false teacher become the way that he
    is? (1 Tim 41-2)

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How to keep a good conscience
  • (1 Timothy 41-2 NKJV) - Now the Spirit
    expressly says that in latter times some will
    depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving
    spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 speaking
    lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience
    seared with a hot iron,

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How to keep a good conscience
  • This is why we must watch our influence with
    other Christians! (1 Cor 87, 10-12)

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How to keep a good conscience
  • (1 Corinthians 87 NKJV) However, there is not
    in everyone that knowledge for some, with
    consciousness of the idol, until now eat it as a
    thing offered to an idol and their conscience,
    being weak, is defiled.

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How to keep a good conscience
  • (1 Corinthians 810-12 NKJV) For if anyone sees
    you who have knowledge eating in an idols
    temple, will not the conscience of him who is
    weak be emboldened to eat those things offered to
    idols? 11 And because of your knowledge shall
    the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
    12 But when you thus sin against the brethren,
    and wound their weak conscience, you sin against
    Christ.

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How to keep a good conscience
  • We must even work to consider the conscious of an
    unbeliever! (1 Cor 1025-29)

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How to keep a good conscience
  • (1 Corinthians 1025-29 NKJV) Eat whatever is
    sold in the meat market, asking no questions for
    conscience sake 26 for the earth is the
    Lords, and all its fullness. 27 If any of
    those who do not believe invites you to dinner,
    and you desire to go, eat whatever is set before
    you, asking no question for conscience sake.
    28 But if anyone says to you, This was offered
    to idols, do not eat it for the sake of the one
    who told you, and for conscience sake for the
    earth is the Lords, and all its fullness.

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How to keep a good conscience
  • 29 Conscience, I say, not your own, but that
    of the other. For why is my liberty judged by
    another mans conscience?

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How to keep a good conscience
  • If I
  • If I could go back and undo Some wrongs I've done
    along the way, And know that wounds that I have
    caused Were healed of all the scars today.If
    steps I've caused someone to take By thoughtless
    ways in which I've trod Have led to a confused
    estate, Instead of simple trust in God.If
    someone else still wanders on Who followed my
    unsteady track. And lost his way for lack of
    lightBecause my lantern globe was black.

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How to keep a good conscience
  • If I
  • If I could gather up and bind The wasted years
    that I have spent, And treat them as they'd never
    been Today I'd be much more content. I'm pardoned
    from my undone past --
  • But even so the hurt is done, For out there
    somewhere in the dark, A soul is lost I might
    have won.

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How to keep a good conscience
  • By learning to worship.

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How to keep a good conscience
  • By learning to worship.
  • Proper worship tests the heart!
    (1 Cor 1424-25)

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How to keep a good conscience
  • By learning to worship.
  • Proper worship tests the heart!
    (1 Cor 1424-25)
  • Many people try to stay busy and avoid their
    conscious. These people do not like to be alone
    with God! This is why a neglect of worship will
    lead to an indifferent hardness.

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How to keep a good conscience
  • Consider our actions in maintaining a good
    conscious in these realms

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How to keep a good conscience
  • Consider our actions in maintaining a good
    conscious in these realms
  • Our entertainment - TV. Movies, Internet

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How to keep a good conscience
  • Consider our actions in maintaining a good
    conscious in these realms
  • Our entertainment - TV. Movies, Internet
  • Our clothing - School, Sports, Swimming

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How to keep a good conscience
  • Consider our actions in maintaining a good
    conscious in these realms
  • Our entertainment - TV. Movies, Internet
  • Our clothing - School, Sports, Swimming
  • Our Morality - Dating, Pornography, truthfulness

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How to keep a good conscience
  • Consider our actions in maintaining a good
    conscious in these realms
  • Our entertainment - TV. Movies, Internet
  • Our clothing - School, Sports, Swimming
  • Our Morality - Dating, Pornography, truthfulness
  • When we look back upon our lives and see a trend
    downward, then we have failed to protect our
    hearts.

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Do you want a good conscience?
  • Seek the forgiveness of God. (1 Pt 321)

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Do you want a good conscience?
  • Seek the forgiveness of God. (1 Pt 321)
  • Be willing to pay the price over time! Even a
    hard heart can become tender again!

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Do you want a good conscience?
  • Seek the forgiveness of God. (1 Pt 321)
  • Be willing to pay the price over time! Even a
    hard heart can become tender again!
  • There is however a point of no return! Be urgent
    today!
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