NOTES FROM A SERMON PRESENTED BY DR. GREG SLOOP AT THE KANNAPOLIS CHURCH OF GOD ON SUNDAY, January 20, 2019 IN THE 10:30 AM SERVICE. FOR VIDEO OF SERVICES, GO TO THE CHURCH WEBSITE, HTTP://WWW.KCOG.ORG, AND CLICK ON THE LIVESTREAM LINK FOR A REPLAY OF THE SERVICES. FOR AUDIO OF THE SERVICES, GO THE THE WEBSITE AND CLICK ON THE MEDIA PAGE.
Jeremiah 2:33–37 (NKJV)
Seeking Love in the Wrong Places
33 “Why do you beautify your way to seek love? Therefore you have also taught the wicked women your ways.
The epidemic of premarital or extra-marital sex
The lack of respect for Biblical law and God’s truth. The proliferation of modern idolatry.
Killing the Innocent
34 Also on your skirts is found the blood of the lives of the poor innocents. I have not found it by secret search, but plainly on all these things.
A sexually loose lifestyle leads to a casual approach to life
Abortion is convenient for those who are irresponsible sexually
Nearly 61,000,000 abortions have been performed in the USA since Roe v. Wade in 1973.
Taking innocent life is an action God hates (Prov 6:17)
The audacity of this current society causes sinners to not even fear retribution or judgment from God. The world sees God’s law as irrelevant and antiquated.
False Presumption of Innocence
35 Yet you say, ‘Because I am innocent, surely His anger shall turn from me.’ Behold, I will plead My case against you, because you say, ‘I have not sinned.’
Myriad Biblical sins are now accepted by our culture as normal lifestyles and practices
But God’s law and truth are timeless
Your Lovers Will Fail You
36 Why do you gad about so much to change your way? Also you shall be ashamed of Egypt as you were ashamed of Assyria.
Israel had allied itself with several different nations, following whoever she felt would protect her and give her support.
God is telling us that our alliances with anyone other than Him will not bring protection or fulfillment
The Shame of Adultery
37 Indeed you will go forth from him with your hands on your head; for the Lord has rejected your trusted allies, and you will not prosper by them.
All your rowdy friends, your bff’s, your homeys, your buds, your compadres, your posse, your bois, your boos, will one day fail you. Stop chasing love in the wrong places.
Trusting people will bring grief and captivity
Don’t murder future doctors and lawyers, teachers and preachers, firemen and policemen and soldiers.
Stop killing the answer to the shortage of clean water and the answer to abject poverty, and the answer to atheism and complacency and rejection of God.
Why are you stopping those who can heal cancer, aids, heart disease, and alzheimers disease before they are ever born?
Stop killing the ones who can lead your cursed family to redemption and right living!
Abortion will not be legislated away
Abortion will not end because we elect a particular president or Congress
Abortion will end when the church rises up in prayer and stands up to be counted in this evil and adulterous generation.
Pray a prayer of repentance for abortionists, women with abortions, our government and our world. Pray a prayer of repentance for sitting by and letting it abortion run rampant.
Pray for the end of abortion in our region, state, and world.
Pray a prayer of repentance that we have not made our voices be heard and have not stood up for the innocent.
Pray for revival in our region that will turn the hearts of sinners to God.
We must stand up and be counted in the city of Charlotte and in Cabarrus & Rowan Counties.
March 24-30 is our adoption week for this spring with Love Life Charlotte. We need to show up at the Latrobe Abortion Clinic to be part of a prayer force on the 30th. My vision is for us to have no less than 100 people in Charlotte that morning to pray.
Video – Jeremiah’s Wish