8/24 PM, Proving All Things: Tv/Video Games/Movies/Internet
Bible Text: Proverbs 4:23-27; Psalm1:1-4; James 4:4-5 | Preacher: Youth Pastor Dan Stone
I. The Ear Gate
A. This is the first instruction of how to complete the task at hand. What you hear will always influence you in some way!
B. It is also a key in this study to note how to well we guard our heart against what God says to be open to.
C. Ask this simple question: Will I receive good fruit from a corrupt tree?
1. Matthew 7:15-20
2. “Whosoever cometh to me, and Heareth my savings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:”
II. The Eye Gate
A. The second instruction of how to keep your heart is to recognize how much influence the things you see will have.
1. “Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.” Proverbs 27.20
2. I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. A forward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.” Psalms 101:3-4
B. The devil will be sure tempt (entice) you of your own lust, so you must be very careful who you decide to follow
C. The Christian who delights in “ungodly” entertainment is full of darkness.