Asking For A Friend ~ Week 1

October 11, 2020   /   Dean Johnson   /   Hope Fellowship Church

Asking for a friend ~ Week 1 ~ Dean Johnson ~ 10.11.2020

Is it Ok…

Is it OK to use drugs?
Is it OK to get drunk?
Is it OK to look at porn?
Is it OK to have sex with my girlfriend/boyfriend?
Is it OK to…fill in the blank

  • Ephesians 4:29
    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths,


  • Ephesians 1:1
    1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To God’s holy
    people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus:


  • “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths”


    • Unwholesome = rotten, putrid, corrupt, unfit for use, of poor or bad quality
    • Where exist, people look for loopholes
    • Minimum entrance requirements
      Can I this and still meet the minimum entrance requirements?
    • Religion says do these things to be accepted. Jesus says you are
      accepted, now of that do these things.
    • Relationship, not .
  • John 14:15
    If you love me, keep my commands.


  • Matthew 22: 36-40
    36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
    37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all
    your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest
    commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as
    yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two


  • Ephesians 4:29
    but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that
    it may benefit those who listen.


    • The “Do’s” in scripture someone and the “Do Not’s” someone
    • The question regarding our behavior is not “Is this allowable” but rather “Is
      this for the other person?”

Matthew 25:34-36

  • 34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are
    blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you
    since the creation of the world. 


  • 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and
    you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me
    in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after
    me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’


  • 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry
    and feed you, or thirsty and give you
    something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in,
    or needing clothes and clothe you?39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’


  • 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the
    least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

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