Friday, April 22, 2016

Whatever Happened To Sin? Part 5

Throughout this week we have learned that:
"…And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." 1 Corinthians 10:13
Here is what I want you to understand. It doesn’t matter what sin you’re trapped in, it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been there. It doesn’t matter if you think you never can overcome it, God always gives you a way out.
Jesus is the way, he is the truth and he is the life. Jesus is the way out, he is the truth that set you free, and he is the life that endures in us forever.
Sin is serious business and it does cost us deeply, dearly and eternally but Jesus is bigger than our sin.
"If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, [God] is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:8-9
Through sincerely confessing our sins, He is the way out of sin, He is the truth that will set you free and He is the only kind of life that will satisfy. When you are tempted remember this, God is faithful and he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. He will always give you a way out.
When culture says to you, it doesn’t matter what you do as long as you don’t hurt anyone, recognize that for the lie that it is. Sin is the greatest enemy to intimacy with God and Jesus is the best friend of sinners and because we are all sinners we all need His amazing grace.
Until you see yourself as a sinner you won’t know that you have a need for a Savior who will forgive your sins. You can’t earn it and in reality you don’t deserve it. None of us do, that’s’ why the gospel is Good News because God came to us through Jesus, a friend of sinners who hang out with the lowest of the low and the dirtiest of the dirty and the biggest sinners of all but he didn’t leave them there. He became sin for us on the cross, died and on the third day he rose again so that anyone who calls on his name would be saved.
That’s Amazing!
Your pastor and partner in ministry,
Join us this weekend, Saturday at 5pm or Sunday at 8:30, 10, and 11:30 am as we continue with the series “God Never Said That”.

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