Wednesday, September 08, 2010

FROM PROPHET TO PROFITEER

II PETER 2:15-16

Pastor Rick Jackson

I. THE WAY OF BALAAM [II Peter 2:15-16]

The way of Balaam is the covetousness of the one who does religious work for personal profit. - J. Vernon McGee

1. The Wrong Root [1 Timothy 6:10]

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

2. The Wrong Love [1 John 2:15]

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

3. The Wrong Master [Matthew 6:24]

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

II. THE ERROR OF BALAAM [JUDE 11]

The error of Balaam is thinking you can get away with this kind of rebellion. - Warren Wiersbe

1. Sin will take you further than you want to go [Num. 22:1-22]

When the plain sense makes good sense- seek no other sense.

2. Sin will keep you longer than you want to stay [Numbers 24:25]

And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place: and Balak also went his way.
Numbers 31:8 And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of them that were slain; namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.

3. Sin will cost you more than you want to pay [Joshua 13:22]

Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of Israel slay with the sword among them that were slain by them


III. THE DOCTRINE OF BALAAM [Rev. 2:14-16]

The doctrine is to teach you can violate your separation and get away with it. - Wiersbe

1. There can be no Common Fellowship [II Cor. 6:14]

2. There can be no Common Ground [II Cor. 6:15] sumfwvnhsiƟ sumphonesis, soom-fo'-nay-sis; from 4856; accordance:--concord.

3. There can be no Common Worship [II Cor. 6:16-18]

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