First Baptist Blowing Rock
"The Dangerous Dilemma of Deceived Sheep" Following Jesus Sermon Series #33
May 07, 2017
In every letter that the Apostle Paul writes to the various churches he warns them about false teachers. Numerous times throughout the Gospels, Jesus warns about false teachers but none clearer and more direct than what is found at the end of his Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 7. He is very pointed in calling out those He calls "wolves in sheep" clothing whose intent is to build up their own kingdoms, their own power and their own prosperity at the expense of deceiving those looking to follow Christ. He then goes on with a scary and heartbreaking warning about the end results of those who get lured into these false teachings by describing what will happen when they stand before him in judgment at the end times. Instead of hearing "Welcome in my good and faithful servant", Jesus warns they will hear "Depart from me, I never knew you". We have a clear warning, we see the results of the deception but what is difficult to understand is how it happens. How does a sincere and spiritually seeking person get caught up in the web of false teaching? This message strives to answer that question by warning when each of us is vulnerable to the influence of false teachers. No one is exempt from falling for these lies that can lead to destruction; so what can we do to protect ourselves and those we love? Join us as we examine when sheep are the most vulnerable to predators, because the same is true for seekers and false teachers. From Matthew 7:15-23.