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What If Everyone Was Just Like Me?

Introduction: Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 13:5 to “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith.” Tonight I would like to ask a few questions and help us to examine ourselves. What if everyone was just like me?


I. Worship

                A. Would our worship be uplifting and edifying? Hebrews 10:24-25

                B. Would our worship be proper and pleasing to God? Matthew 15:9, John 4:24

                C. Would I be here to worship? Hebrews 10:25


II. Giving

                A. Would the church be giving as they ought to? 1 Corinthians 16:1-2

                B. Am I giving with the right attitude? 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

                C. Am I willing to sacrifice to give as I ought to?


III. Singing

                A. Would we teach and admonish through singing? Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16

                B. Are we singing with the spirit and understanding? 1 Corinthians 14:15

                C. Would you be able to hear the singing at all?


IV. My Brethren:

A. Would we care for one another? 1 Corinthians 12:25-26

B. Would we be the family we ought to be? John 13:34-35

C. Would we be forgiving of one another? Colossians 3:13, Matthew 6:14-15


IV. Sin

                A. Are we purging sin from our lives? 1 Thessalonians 5:22, Colossians 3:5-9

                B. Do we view sin for what is really is? James 1:21

                C. Would we be accepting of those in sin? Romans 1:29-32, 1 Corinthians 5:1-2  


V. Spiritual maturity

                A. Would the church be maturing as it ought to be? 2 Peter 3:18, 1 Peter 2:2

                B. Would we be able to defend the truth? Titus 1:9, 1 Peter 3:15

                C. Would we be complacent? Hebrews 5:12-14


VI. Evangelism  

                A. Would the church be growing? Luke 19:10, Mark 16:15-16

                B. Can the lost count on me? Romans 10:14, 1 Corinthians 1:21

                C. Am I fishing for men?


VII. Truth

                A. Would we accept the Word of God as inspired truth? 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Timothy 3:16

B. Would we boldly proclaim the truth? 2 Timothy 4:2

                C. Do we try to water-down the gospel? Acts 20:27, Romans 1:16


VIII. Would the Lord Find Faith On Earth?

                A. Would there be any faithful? Luke 18:8, Luke 14:37

                B. Would He find us persevering through the trials that come our way? Revelation 2:10

                C. Would He find us busy sharing the gospel with those we come in contact with? John 4:35-36

                D. Would He find us steadfast I encouraging fellow saints in the faith? Hebrews 10:24-25

                E. Would He find preaching the truth regardless of consequences? Philippians 1:12-14

Conclusion: Am I worthy of imitation? Would the church be thriving or barely hanging on if everyone was just like me?