2 – Sin No More
Sin is anything that separates us from God, in actions or thoughts.
1. Your sin carries with it the death penalty.
2. You have been pardoned by Jesus.
Grace is unmerited divine forgiveness.
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight…” Ephesians 1:7-8
3. Accept Jesus’ forgiveness.
1. Know the Consequences
2. Get in a LIFE Group
3. Become a Doer
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.… Read the rest
2 – Run Away from Sin
“Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!” 1 Corinthians 9:24
“Don’t go anywhere near that woman’s house.” Proverbs 5:8
“Run from sexual sin…” 1 Corinthians 6:18
“Run away from the things that will get you in trouble, and run towards the things that won’t.” 2 Timothy 2:22
“When Joseph was taken to Egypt by the Ishmaelite traders, he was purchased by Potiphar, an Egyptian officer. Potiphar was captain of the guard for Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. … Read the rest
Grace Two Ways
The Bible we read is beautiful. Its full of 66 books written by a ton of different authors, telling long stories, short stories, general stories, detailed stories, but all of those things point to Jesus being our savior.
Tonight we are going to look at one of those stories. Its about a woman meeting Jesus on the worst day of her life.
“Early in the morning [Jesus] came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery.… Read the rest
Relationships: No Strings Attached
5 – Perverting
“For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.” – Ephesians 5:23
- Sin disorders our worship
“For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him” – Romans 1:21
“but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles” – Romans 1:21-23
- Sin disorders our desires.
… Read the rest
REBEL: non-conformists on a mission
3 – Choosing the Wrong Crowd
A life-changing rebel is someone who is a non-conformist to patterns of life or traditions of the culture in order to glorify God and live on the mission of God.
“That night Levi invited Jesus and his disciples to be his dinner guests, along with his fellow tax collectors and many other notorious sinners. (There were many people of this kind among the crowds that followed Jesus).” – Mark 2:15
Sin is missing the mark.
“Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach.” – Luke 15:1
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The Great Escape
2 – A Plan to Fight
Key Scripture: “Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” – 1 Corinthians 10:12-13
Temptation is anything that promises satisfaction at the cost of obedience to God.
The process of temptation:
“Submit yourselves therefore to God.… Read the rest
Jonah: God’s Mercy is Relentless
1 – The Jonah in the Mirror
4/12/15 – MS
Key Scripture: “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.” But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went on board, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord.” – Jonah 1:2-3
God will often ask you to do some things that you don’t want to do.… Read the rest