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  1. Social Networking… And Christianity

  2. Social Networking Stats • 400 to 650 sites • Fastest Growing – Facebook • 500 Million Users • Average User Has 130 “Friends” • Users spend over 700 Billion Minutes Per Month • Average User Creates 90 Pieces of Content Each Month • More Than 150 Million Users Access Through Their Mobile Device. • 70% of Users are Outside the U.S.

  3. Potential Threats • It Can Be Addicting • We Must Not Allow Man Made Objects to Consume Us. (1st Corinthians 10:7-8) • Addiction to Sexual Immorality

  4. Potential Threats • It Can Be Addicting 15 Million People

  5. Social Networks Sites Can Become Our Idols and Can Breed Addiction to Sins of Sexual Immorality.

  6. Potential Threats • It Can Encourage One To Be Egocentric • Christians Must Remember to Put God First. (Ephesians 2:1-8) • Placing Others First is Often Lost in Social Networks. • “Me” First Attitude • Use of “O.M.G.”

  7. Social Networks Sites Can Tempt Christians to be Egocentric and Forget to Place God First.

  8. Potential Threats • A Breeding Ground For Gossip • Social Network “Posts” are Typically Spontaneous. • Technology Allows Users to Respond Quickly.

  9. Potential Threats • A Breeding Ground For Gossip

  10. Potential Threats • A Breeding Ground For Gossip • Social Network “Posts” are Typically Spontaneous. • Technology Allows Users to Respond Quickly. • Every Word We Type Online is a Direct Link to the Way We Live for Christ. • Remember Christians Thoughts “Posted” on Social Network May Remain Indefinitely.

  11. Social Networks Sites Can be a Breeding Ground for Gossip. 1st Cor. 10:31

  12. What Can We Do? • Sin Lies at the Door… (Genesis 4:7) • Determine to Only Have One Master! (Matt. 6:24; 1st Cor. 6:12; 2nd Peter 2:19) • If Your Right Hand Causes You to Sin… (Matt. 5:30) • Current Relationships… • Use the Golden Rule Online. (Matt. 22:37-40) • Create a Post that Praises God. (1st Cor. 10:31)

  13. Social Networking… And Christianity