Powerpoint - the Bible

Social Networking- What is it?
 Social networking is how most
people, both young and old,
communicate. Many Christians enjoy
using this service.
 Social networking is placing
individuals into specific groups based
on friendship, community, religion, or
other commonalities.
Social Networking- What is it?
 People set up profiles, chat with each
other, share pictures, play games,
make status updates, and more.
 To a worldly person, social
networking may seem completely
 The Christian, however, knows better.
There are very real dangers to this.
John 17:13-16
But now I come to You; and these things I
speak in the world so that they may have
My joy made full in themselves. I have
given them Your word; and the world has
hated them, because they are not of the
world, even as I am not of the world. I do
not ask You to take them out of the world,
but to keep them from the evil one. They
are not of the world, even as I am not of
the world.
James 1:27
Pure and undefiled religion in the sight
of our God and Father is this: to visit
orphans and widows in their distress,
and to keep oneself unstained by the
Romans 12:1-2
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the
mercies of God, to present your
bodies a living and holy sacrifice,
acceptable to God, which is your
spiritual service of worship. And do
not be conformed to this world, but
be transformed by the renewing of
your mind, so that you may prove
what the will of God is, that which is
good and acceptable and perfect.
Colossians 4:5-6
Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward
outsiders, making the most of the
opportunity. Let your speech always
be with grace, as though seasoned
with salt, so that you will know how
you should respond to each person.
Social Networking from the
Christian’s Viewpoint
 This applies all the time, not just
on days that we assemble with the
saints, or when we are with other
Christians, or when we are online.
 There are dangers and benefits of
using social networking.
 In this lesson, we will study these
dangers and benefits, so that we
can be better prepared.
The Dangers of Social Networking
 Addictiveness
 Time-wasting
 Shirking duties
 Misprioritizing
 Unsound Speech
 Taking God’s name
in vain
 Boasting
 Cursing
 Swearing
 Bad Company
 Friendship with the
 Condoning evil
behavior from
 Immodest Dress
 Nakedness
 Swimming in
The Dangers of Social Networking
 Cowardice
 Not giving a
defense for the
 Afraid to stand up
for the Bible
 False Teachers
 “Thinking out loud”
 “Pack mentality”
 Works of the Flesh
Status updates
The Benefits of Social Networking
 Spreading the
 More opportunities
 FB is white for
 Responsibility with
all of us
 Encouraging the
 Help those who are
 Showing a Good
 Keep a good
reputation on FB
 We are Christians
every day