2 Timothy 3:1-2a

Let’s talk about FILTERS

  • 36% of those who post selfies use filters or apps to edit their selfies
  • In 2015, 1,152,903 Instagram posts were tagged #nofilter
  • Yet 7.41% of #nofilter posts actually do have filters

Filters and masks don’t change reality.

Filters keep us from God’s Dream

Genesis 3:8 – The Dream wasn’t in the bushes!

Psalm 40:5, Psalm 37:23, Jeremiah 29:11

Jesus didn’t die so you could live behind a mask!
…or in bondage, death, pain…

Sundays can even become a mask

Satan wants me so focused on myself that I don’t even see the person next to me. I don’t see their pain, struggles, despair, etc.

Fact: On the average, the longer a person is a Christian the less they witness.


ADJUSTING FOCUS

Exodus 23:19

Matthew 8:28-34
People were only focused on how it impacted their own life, not what it meant for others!

God takes particular pleasure in acts of worship—a different kind of “sacrifice”—that take place in kitchen and workplace and on the streets.
Let’s take our place outside with Jesus
Hebrews 13:15-16 The Message Bible

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