BEYOND PT5 "TROJAN HORSE"
BEYOND DEFINITION :
At or to the further side of
Happening or continuing after a specified time or event
Having progressed or achieved more than a specified stage or level
Above or greater than a specified amount
To a degree or condition where a specified action is impossible
Too much for someone to achieve or understand
Ephesians 3:20-21 NASB,
20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 5:8,
8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices
1. BEYOND THE TROJAN HORSE OF ENTERTAINMENT
Philippians 4:8 says,
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Psalms 101:3-4 NASB,
3I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not fasten its grip on me. 4 A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will know no evil.
2. BEYOND THE TROJAN HORSE OF INACTION
Inaction is a lack of action where some is expected or appropriate.
1What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
3. BEYOND THE TROJAN HORSE OF DECEPTION
Deception is the act of causing someone to accept as true or valid what is false or invalid
1 Peter 5:8-11,
8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. 10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.