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Sermons on Sin

The Reluctant Savior

Judges 6: 1-40
The one big idea: In difficult times, often God’s only offer is “I will be with you.” It may not be the response we want, but it’s always sufficient for our needs.
1. God allows our trials and the consequences of sin to afflict us so we can see His mercy in the proper light.
2. I can believe God’s promise to be with me because it is the foundation for His eternal praise, glory, and honor.
3. The only reasonable response to God’s act of saving me is a full commitment to Christ in every are of my life.

Nailed

Judges 4:1-24

1. Sin cannot be controlled or morality established by external means. The only solution to sine is change from within.
2. Sin has the unimaginable power to enslave. Only God as the sovereign warrior is able to defeat sin’s power and free His people.
3. The final expression of God as a warrior is found in the perfect obedience of Jesus, even unto death, to crush the power of sin forever.

Living Under the Influence

Ephesians 5:15-18
1. Live under the influence of
God’s amazing grace
– in election Eph 1:3-4
– in redemption Eph 1:7-8
– in regeneration Eph 2:4-6,8
– in sanctification Eph 2:10
God’s Holy Word
– in revelation Eph 3:1-6
– in preaching Eph 3:8-11
– in teaching Eph 4:11-15
– in life and ministry Eph 4:16
God’s Holy Spirit
– in sealing and promise Eph 1:13-14
– in spiritual strength Eph 3:14-16
– in conviction of sin Eph 4:30
– in filling Eph 5:17-21
2. Do not live under the influence of
– Your old life Eph 2:1-3
– Unbelievers Eph 4:14, 5:3-12
– Your flesh/ desires Eph 4:22-32
– Alcohol or drugs
3. How shall we live
– Worthy of our calling Eph 4:1-3
– As children of God Phe 5:1-2
– As children of light Eph 5:8-9
– As wise people Eph 5:15-17