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.

The Ambidextrous Savior

Judges 3:12-31
God often chooses to work in strange ways to show us that His ways are not our ways.
1. In these Old Testament stories, and in our daily lives, we must focus on the salvation God brings, not on the method He chooses.
2. Because we cannot fully grasp the heights of God’s holiness, we will always fail to see the true depths of our sin.
3. Jesus Christ is the final Judge whom God raised up to deliver His people fully and finally from the power of sin.

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