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Grace Community Church May 10, 2009 Battling Personal Sin Romans 13:11-14 A Living Sacrifice A Living Sacrifice
Proverbs 1:8-9 8 Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, 9 for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.
Romans 13:11 11 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.
Romans 13:12 12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.
Romans 13:13 13 Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness,not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality,not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy.not in quarreling and jealousy. How do you stop walking these places?
Romans 13:14 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires. How do I do this?
Colossians 3:1-5 1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. 5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
How do you kill sin? 1.Ruthless rejection of all your sin… a)Don’t tapper off, contain, control, coddle, excuse, blame others for, or play games with sin. b)Confess it… Call your sin “sin”. James 5:16 and 1 John 1:9-10 2.Preach the gospel to yourself. a)Sin assumes we don’t believe Christ will provide. b)Law based motive to reject sin is not the gospel. c)Gospel motive – Driven by Love…
“What have I done? What love, mercy, what blood, what grace have I despised and trampled upon? Is this the return I make to the Father for his love, to the Son for his blood, to the Spirit for his grace? Do I thus requite (pay back) the Lord? Have I defiled the heart that Christ died to wash?... What can I say to the dear Lord Jesus?... Do I account my communion with him of so little value?... Shall I endeavor to disappoint the very purpose of the death of Christ?” -John Owen