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
Wear It: The Fabric of the Gospel
2- Man’s Sinfulness
“Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.” Romans 13:14
1. Be authentic
2. Be obedient
3. Be bold
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16
We are each created by God, but we are all corrupted by sin.
1. We have rebelled against God.
“All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” Romans 3:12
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“Be still and know that I am God” – Psalm 46:10
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.… Read the rest
3 – Pursuing Popularity
Key Scripture: “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13
“God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.”
Big Idea: Chasing popularity as a treasure usually produces jealousy as the result.
“You must not covet your neighbor’s house. You must not covet your neighbor’s wife, male or female servant, ox or donkey, or anything else that belongs to your neighbor.” – Exodus 20:17
We immediately become discontent when we compare ourselves with other people.
1. It is natural to compare yourself to others.… Read the rest
The Journey – Wildlife 5/17/15
Key Scripture: Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. – Romans 12:12
“Rejoice in our confident hope…”
In Romans, Paul says, “if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved”. – Romans 10:9-10
This is where the journey for a Christian begins, with confession and belief in the Lord Jesus. And it is cause for great celebration, rejoicing and hope!… Read the rest
1 – Less of Me
Key Scripture: “He [meaning God] must become greater; I must become less.” – John 3:30
“Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan– the one you testified about – well, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him.” – John 3:26
To mature physically you must INCREASE, but to mature spiritually you must DECREASE.
“You shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.” – Exodus 24:14
“Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth, every one who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory.” – Isaiah 43:6-7
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31
- Less of me means losing my dreams
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith.… Read the rest