April 2015, Vol. 34, No. 4

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What Would You Expect?

posted on February 15, 2018

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If you got in your car and drove in the direction given by a sign that said “Paducah, KY–20 miles,” what would you expect to find after driving twenty miles?

If you passed a sign that said the are you were driving in an area patrolled by policemen with radar, and you drove twenty miles over the speed limit, past a police car in that area, what would you expect to happen?

If you walked into a store and saw racks of books, and you saw a store employee step behind a cash register, looking toward you and the book you were carrying, what would you expect to happen?

If you decided to take a class at a local university and the teacher handed out copies of a syllabus that stated there would be a total of three tests in the coming semester, what would you expect?

If you stood before a preacher and group of witnesses and promised to love and remam with the person beside you until one of you died, and both of you were still alive in ten years, what would you expect?

If you walked into a place where people claimed to worship God according to his word, what would you expect?

If you opened your Bible and read its descriptions of Jesus and the salvation from sins for those who repented and resolved to follow him, what would you expect?

If, like Saul of Tarsus, you were immersed in water so your sins would be washed away, what would you expect?

If you began meeting regularly with a group of Christians and they promised to welcome you among them as a brother/sister, what would you expect?

If you began living in ways similar to the ways you lived before you became a Christian and stopped meeting with, and associating with your brothers and sisters in Christ, what would you expect?

If you continued to live a life that led away from God and his people, and you died in that condition, what would you expect?

Please read 2 Peter 2:20-22.

Lance Cordle
Calvert City church of Christ
Calvert City, KY

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