THE TATOR FAMILY

THE TATOR FAMILY

INTRODUCTION
A. Are you a member of the “Tator Family”?
1. The family you are a member of tells a lot about you
2. We tend to take on the characteristics of our family
3. “An acorn does not fall far from the tree”
B. Let’s take a look at the “Tator Family” and all their relatives, and see if this is really a family of which we want to be a member
DISCUSSION
A. Mr. Spect-tator
1. This family member doesn’t do much at all
a. He won’t sing, pray, or teach
b. He does not visit the sick, nursing home, or hospitals
c. He does not give attention to the wayward or those lost in the world
d. Again, he just doesn’t do much of anything
2. What does the Bible say about the lifestyle Mr. Spec–tator?
a. 1 Corinthians 15:58
b. Luke 9:62
c. John 9:4
d. Philippians 2:12-16
3. Are you a member of this family?
B. Mr. Agi-tator
1. This family member is a trouble maker
a. Constantly perverting the right way
b. Stirring up trouble through false teaching
1) Binding where God has not bound
2) Loosing where God has not loosed
2. What does the Bible say about antics Mr. Agi-tator?
a. 2 John 9
b. 2 Timothy 3:13-17
c. 1 Peter 4:11
d. “For what saith the scripture…” (Rom. 4:3)
3. Are you a member of this family?
C. Mr. Devas-tator
1. This family member is always trying to tear down the church by their actions.
a. Never building up – always tearing down
b. Causing others to fall away
2. What does the Bible say about Mr. Devas-tator?
a. 2 Peter 2:2
b. 1 Corinthians 14:26
c. Romans 14:19
d. 1 Corinthians 10:23
e. 2 Peter 2:15-22
3. Are you a member of this family?
D. Mr. Lamen-tator
1. This family member is always complaining and whining about:
a. Spiritual things:
1) Why aren’t we doing this – why aren’t we doing that
2) He is not doing… He should have… He said…
3) Complain because you have been mistreated…
b. Physical things:
1) They don’t have this or that
2) Constantly complaining about health issues
2. What does the Bible say about Mr. Lamen-tator?
a. Hebrews 13:5
b. Acts 5:41 … did they complain? – No
c. Philippians 2:14
d. 1 Peter 4:14-19
3. Are you a member of this family?
E. Mr. Dic-tator
1. This family member is always trying to run the show
a. Has to have his way in things
b. Always wanting the preeminence
2. What does the Bible say about Mr. Dic-tator?
a. 2 Timothy 2:16-18
b. 1 Timothy 6:20
c. Titus 3:9
d. 1 Peter 2:15
e. 3 John 9
3. Are you a member of this family?
F. Mr. Commen-tator
1. Always criticizing others faults.
a. Wants to tell you all about them.
b. Always running to the elders or preacher about someone…
2. What does the Bible say about Mr. Commen-tator?
a. Matthew 23:23-24
b. Take this test-On a sheet of paper list 1 to 10.
1) List 10 faults of your neighbor, or your brother or sister in Christ.
2) Then list 10 of your own faults.
3) Is it harder to find your own faults?
3. Are you a member of this family?
G. Mr. Medi-tator
1. Makes good points
a. But doesn’t take any actions,
b. Always know how someone else ought to do it
2. What does the Bible say about Mr. Medi-tator?
a. 2 Timothy 3:1-7
b. James 1:21-25
3. Are you a member of this family?
H. Mr. Imi-tator
1. A mimic, to copy others.
a. Go around with the crowd.
b. Does not stand for the truth.
2. What does the Bible say about Mr. Imi-tator?
a. Matthew 7:13-14
b. Luke 13:24
c. Exodus 23:2
3. Are you a member of this family?
I. Mr. Hesi-tator
1. Has not decided who he is going to follow, who he will serve.
a. He is hot and cold, back and forth.
b. Wishy-Washy
2. What does the Bible say about Mr. Hesi-tator?
a. Joshua 24:15
b. Matthew 6:24
c. James 4:4
d. Galatians 1:10
3. Are you a member of this family?
CONCLUSION
A. If we are a member of the “Tator Family” we will end up a “fried-tator”
B. May we strive to be of the “Family of God”

Tom Moore
P. O. Box 107
Hamilton, Texas 76531
http://www.harrisandmoore.org
http://www.fromthepreacherspc.org
http://www.parkheightscoc.com

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About from the Preachers PC

Gospel Preacher for the Park Heights church of Christ in Hamilton, TX. I stand for and defend the truth of God's word. All other degrees and diplomas mean very little in comparison.
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