Roadblocks to destruction

Approximately ten years ago I heard Rev. Bobby Welch preach a message and I jotted down his outline. I’m using that outline in this message I shared this morning.

Roadblocks to Destruction

2 Peter 3:3-9
Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.” For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water. But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:3-9 NASB)

Introduction:

Lake Pontchartrain Bridge – Foggy Morning – Man stopping traffic – Cars & passengers falling to their deaths/destruction. This man made himself a roadblock to destruction.

Can you imagine the screams? Hey you nut, get out of the road! Who are you to tell me where and how to drive? Then you hear the screams as the cars plunge over the bridge. God help me!

Our Gracious & Loving Heavenly Father has set roadblocks to destruction. They are roadblocks to stop those headed for hell. A clear and present danger exist.

I. God has placed His Word as a Roadblock to Destruction
… not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. (Psalms 119:11 KJV)

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (Galatians 6:7 KJV)

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6 KJV)

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17 KJV)

Evangelism & Sunday School go together
The Bible ought to be taught.
More often we simply regurgitate a lesson and fail to challenge the class to learn god’s Word so well they practice it’s teaching.

II. God has placed His Preachers as a Roadblock to Destruction
… not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? (Romans 10:12-14 KJV)

The preacher will tell what others do not want to hear. No warm fuzzies to make people feel good about themselves without dealing with their sin.
We need the Ole Time Religion!
We need to preach…

Sin is Bad, Hell’s Hot, God Loves and Jesus Saves!

1. The Preacher ought to set the example.
In evangelism
In conduct
In being a man of principle.

2. The Preacher ought to be toasted instead of roasted.
Supported instead of deported

III. God has placed His Church Leaders as a Roadblock to Destruction
… not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

The Deacons ought to lead the church in the way of evangelism.
The Staff of the church ought to show the way of evangelism.

God has placed His Children as a Roadblock to destruction
… not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

Moms/Dads can stop the destruction
Daughters /Sons can stop the destruction

Care for the Soul.

What I am sharing is the answer. “Jesus”

Jesus is the answer to children killing children
Jesus is the answer to hate crimes. You can’t hate others and love Jesus at the same time.
Jesus is the answer to abortion. You can’t say you love Jesus and kill babies.
Jesus is the answer to alternative lifestyles.
Jesus is the answer to indifference in the church.

Where is the church of old; where the power of God was seen, where souls were saved?
Jesus is the answer!!

Lake Pontchartrain Bridge – Foggy Morning – Man stopping traffic – Cars & passengers falling to their deaths/destruction. This man made himself a roadblock to destruction. WILL YOU?

Until next time,

Hoss

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About Hoss

Married w/ 1 daughter & 3 step-children . Ordained minister. I do supply preaching every opportunity I get. Currently employed in a state prison system. Wife & I own a flower shop in a nearby city. I am approaching my late 50's, although I certainly don't look like it.
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