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07 - A Concise Guide to Sin

Michael Dant
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How does a Christian sin? If I have been crucified in Christ and it is no longer I who lives, but Christ Who lives in me, does Christ sin in me? Of course not. So then, how does a Christian sin?

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Michael Dant

Embedded Computer Science Teacher at Southern Adventist University. 

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  • January 27, 2019
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Welcome once again to our series a concise guide to primitive godliness this morning we want to look at one of the most fundamental foundational concepts in the Christian life we want to talk about sin the devil doesn't want us to understand sin because the devil doesn't want us to understand his. His arsenal against us but it's important that we do there are some things about this concept that are critical for our understanding of Christian life and how it works in practical terms so we would look at that this morning before we begin let's have a word of prayer Heavenly Father God thank you so much for your words thank you that in your word you teach us so many wonderful things that you help us to understand the Christian life that you help us understand what it means to follow you and Father we pray that as we look in to your word this morning that you will be the. The our guide that you will open up our hearts and our minds and teach us teach us the things that you want to know and show us how we can apply these things and practical ways in our own life we pray for these things we thank you so much for them in Jesus' name amen. Have you ever thought about the question how does a Christian sin it's an interesting question a basic question and actually a very important question how does a Christian sin in other words what is normal as Christians in terms of sin if I have been crucified in Christ and it's no longer I who lives but Christ lives in me then this crisis in me. How should we as Christians as followers as holy surrender followers of Christ how should we relate to this concept of sin and what are they going to look like in practical terms in our life this is an important question in fact we are told that the nature and the importance of the law of God have been to a great extent lost sight of a wrong conception of the character the perpetuity and the obligation of the divine law has led to errors in relation to what conversion and sanctification and has resulted in lowering the standard of piety in the church here we're told is to be found the secret of the lack of the Spirit and the power of God in the revivals of our time wow this is an incredibly important topic that we understand the character the obligation and the Perpetua t. of God's divine law so. How does a Christian sin where do you even begin to explore a question like that in fact I propose that this question How does a Christian sin is so difficult that it would be easier for us to start with an easier question Ok let's start with an easier question let's start with the question does a Christian sin this question is easier in many ways for example it only has 2 answers it's either yes or no and I can imagine that most of us think that we know from the beginning what that answer is going to be does a Christian sin so let's look at the Scriptures and see if we can find out some information about this particular question does the Christian sin we start off with Ecclesiastes use the Solomon the wisest man who ever lived and he says there is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins I mean that's pretty clear I don't know if you can get much clearer than that this is Solomon the wisest man who ever lived he's saying there is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right never sins and then of course we can go to the Psalmist Psalms father he says if you Lord should mark iniquity use a lord who could stand and it's true who can stand without iniquity before the Almighty God So these passages are very clear that yes people sin and even Christians sin everyone sins we've all fallen short of the glory of God So should we stop here should we keep on going Well let's keep looking at the Bible and see if we can find out more about this concept of does a Christian sin Paul tells us that no temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man and God is faithful who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also so you will be able to endure so according to Paul we don't actually have to sin there is always a way out and by God's grace we can take that way out but does that really happen in real life I mean is that really practical or is that just theory. John tells us truly truly I say to you everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin this is Jesus talking everyone who commit sin is the slave of sin so are we slaves of sin Well not according to Paul Paul tells us that our old self was crucified with him in order that our body of sin might be done away with so we would no longer be slave to sin in other words the good news of the gospel is that we don't have to be slaves to sin so it seems in these passages that there's something about the sin thing we're not necessarily understanding because everyone who commit sin is the slave of sin and those who are crucified in Christ are no longer slaves to sin so how can that possibly be and then Peter comes along he says Therefore since Christ has suffered in the flesh arm yourselves also with the same purpose because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the loss of man but for the will of God the suffering in the flesh This is talking about surrender this is talking about crucifixion in Jesus so no holy surrender Christians do not sin. According to Jesus and Paul and Peter they don't so how you doing are you understand this concept better we've seen several verses that say yes everybody's And obviously everybody sins and we've seen several verses which seem to say that that when we are crucified in Christ God gives us victory over sin we're no longer slaves to sin so how are we doing let's look at some more verses here John if we say that we have no sin we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us while that's pretty clear also let's not deceive ourselves right and the same apostle John says this If we say that we have not sinned we make Him a liar and His word is not in us so let's my friends not deceive ourselves and let's not call God a liar let's recognize that we have sin right Bible clearly says that we have sin and that if we say that we don't have sin we make Him a liar and deceiver selves but this same apostle John also writes this little children make sure no one deceives you the one who practices righteousness is righteous just as he is righteous the one who practices sin is of the devil no one who is born of God practices sin because the feet abides in him and he cannot sin because he was born of God. Or Ok John was just telling us that everyone sins and if we say we don't have sin we are deceiving ourselves and calling God a liar now you saying that no one who is born of God practices sin and the same apostle John makes an explosive statement no one who abides in him sins no one who sins has seen him or knows him you know this question does the Christian sin seems to be a little bit more difficult than we had originally thought does a Christian sin we've looked at several passages which very clearly say that everyone sins even fully surrendered Christians but we looked at several passages which So show that those who were crucified in Christ who crucified the flesh of suffered in the flesh are actually free from this thing called them. So how can we resolve the seeming contradiction Usually when I see a contradiction of what seems to be a contradiction in scripture it's because I'm misunderstanding something fundamental and I think that might be the case in this this case of also if I told you for example that flowers grow best in the sunshine and then the next minute I told you flowers grow best in shade what would you say to me well you'd say either I'm going crazy or there's at least 2 types of flowers right and that's the way it is there are at least 2 types of flowers there are flowers that grow. Best in sunshine they have to have direct sunshine to grow and there are flowers that need to be in the shade they grow best in shade so there's actually the same kind of a concept with sin if we see the seeming contradiction in scripture it's because there's at least 2 different types of sin and what we want to do this morning look at these different types of sin and see how they relate to our Christian life perhaps one of the best places to go to find out about the different types of sin is the Old Testament sanctuary service in the service we can learn about 4 different types of sin and they can be summarized in this table so we have the faithful people on the left and then we have the unfaithful people on the left on the bottom that we have an intentional sin on the top intentional stand on the right. The 1st type of sin that we can learn about from the sanctuary is the faithful person who commits an unintentional sending we learn about this in Leviticus chapter 4 and the sacrifice for this type of sin is given it's a female go the Bible says now if any one of the common people sins unintentionally in doing any of the things which the Lord has commanded not to be done and becomes guilty if his sin which he has committed is May known to him then he shall bring for his offering a goat a female without defect for his sin which he has committed so. This concept of unintentional sin is through out the Old Testament if a person sins unintentionally when a leader sins unintentionally if a person acts on faithfully instance of intentionally if one person sins unintentionally if a man kills another person unintentionally Even Jesus said Father forgive them for they do not know what they're doing this this concept of unintentional sin is throughout Scripture so that's the 1st type of sin the faithful person who sins unintentionally The 2nd type of sin that we learn about in the in the Old Testament sanctuary services is the unfaithful person who sins unintentionally and then wants to repent Ok we learn about this type of sin because Chapter 5 notice that the sacrifice for this type of sin is a ram if a person acts unfaithfully and sins unintentionally against the Lord's holy things then he shall bring his guilt offering to the Lord a Ram without defect from the flock so that is the that is the unfaithful person committing an unintentional thin and the 3rd type of sin that we see in this sign for service is the unfaithful person who commits the intentional sin this person is described in the bit as Chapter 6 and notice that the sacrifice is even more it is both restitution for his sin and the ram in each of these different cases that we're looking at these sacrifices been getting larger and larger more expensive to go to chapter 6 let's look at it then the Lord spoke to Moses saying when a person sins and acts unfaithfully against the Lord and deceives his companion in regard to a deposit or security interest that to him or through robbery or feels but exotic stored from his companion or has found what was lost and lied about it in the store and falsely so that he says in regard to any one of these things that a man may do this is describing a person who is unfaithful to God and committing an intentional sin of robbing extorting deceiving swearing falsely. And the sacrifice of course of restitution for their sin and ram so we've looked so far very quickly at the Century services and what they say about 3 different types of sin committed by faithful and unfaithful people unintentionally and intentional So what do you think the 4th type of sin is that we're going to talk about it is intentional defiant sin intentional defiance sin is openly defiant sin against something that God has commanded and we see it but we see this type of sin in Numbers Chapter 15 and my friends there's no sacrifice of the sin this is the unpardonable sin look at what the Bible says you shall have one law for him who does anything unintentionally for him who is native among the sons of Israel and for the elite who serve germs among them but the person who does anything defiantly whether he is native or an alien that one is blaspheming the Lord and that person shall be cut off from his people in fact with this command a example is given a man was going out on Sabbath and he was gathering wood in open defiance of God's command not to gather wood on the Sabbath and because of that open defiance this man was taken and he was stoned by the children of Israel there was no sacrifice for that sin openly defiant against one of God's commands so these are the 4 types of sin that we learn about in the sanctuary service in the Old Testament the faithful person who commits an unintentional sin the unfaithful person who commits an unintentional sin and then repents the unfaithful person who commits an intentional sin and then wants to repent those are the 3 we see in the sanctuary and then we see also in numbers 15 this intentional defiant unpardonable sin so what about this little blank in the upper right hand corner of our table it's empty What about the faithful person who commits the intentional sin. My friends the Bible does not talk about that scenario never in Scripture where you find a faithful person who is intentionally sinning against God In fact they contradict each other face told me that their faith will to God And when you're sitting intentionally you're unfaithful to him when a person commits an intentional sin if they are surrendered to Jesus they actually walk out of that surrender relationship and say Lord I'm turning my back on you I know I am doing it on purpose and I understand what I'm doing that is an intentional sin and that will separate us from that surrender relationship so these 4 types of sins can actually be boiled down into 2 general categories unintentional sins and intentional sins and I want to look just for a few minutes at these 2 different types of sins and see if we can understand them a little bit better 1st of all unintentional sin the Bible says that all unrighteousness is sin for John 517 and Paul tells the Romans 310 that there is none righteous and not one so if you take these 2 verses together we see that everyone is a sinner clear as day all unrighteousness a sin and there is none righteous so we're all sinners easy all right in that sense everyone is a sinner even the most holy surrendered Christian the heart is the sequel above all things and desperately wicked who can know it we need to understand that imperfection of character is sin because you know that in perfection of character is sin does anyone here have an imperfect character anyone Yes we all do and yes because of that we are sinners this is unintentional sin. God has given us the power of choice it is ours to exercise we cannot change our hearts we cannot control our thoughts our impulses our affections we cannot make ourselves pure for God's service see all these things that we cannot do but what can we do she goes on but we can choose to serve God we can give him our will then he will work in us to will and to do according to His good pleasure thus the this in this is incredible thus our whole nature will be brought under the control of Christ there are those who have known the parting love of Christ and who really desire to be children of God yet they realize that their character is imperfect their life faulty We shall often have to bow down and weep at the feet of Jesus because of our shortcomings and mistakes but we are not to be discouraged this is talking about unintentional sin yes unintentional sin happens even for the fully surrendered Christian we will often have to bow down and weep at the feet of Jesus because of our shortcomings and mistakes so let's look at this unintentional sin and look at 3 types of unintentional sin 1st of all the mistakes we do something that we don't realize is wrong until after we do it and then was oh man what did I do that was a mistake this happened with Saul before he became Paul before his conversion he was persecuting God's people sincerely believing that he was doing the right thing and he was woefully mistaken so that's one type of unintentional sin mistakes another type of unintentional sin our shortcomings. We fall short of the mark we want to be strong and face but our faith is still growing we want to love Jesus with all of our heart and mind and soul and strength but our love is still growing these are shortcomings we fall short of the mark and there's nothing we can do about it directly only God can work those things in our lives through the process a sense of occasion the 3rd type of unintentional sin our character flaws these are things like pride and fear and jealousy and anger we have no direct control over our character flaws if I have a pride problem I can say to myself Ok starting right now on never be proud again doesn't work we don't have that power of choice when it comes to our characters only God can give us victory over pride only God can give us victory over anger only God can give us victory over jealousy or any of the other character flaws only God can do it and we have to let him so these are the unintentional sins the mistakes the shortcomings the character flaws that are part of what it means to be a human in this fallen world. James tells us something interesting now about intentional sin let's turn now look at intentional sin James says therefore to the one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it to him it is sin and of course the others on the other side of that coin is also true if you know what's what's not right and you do it anyway that's intentional sin intentional sin is when you know what you should do and you choose not to do it sometimes intentional sins are starkly obvious the 10 Commandments for example are starkly obvious committing adultery lying stealing murdering those are pretty obvious things. But not all the time or intentional seems really obvious sometimes are some gray areas for example when Jesus is talking about the 10 commandments he was saying that even being angry with your brother is like murdering and even looking at a woman lustfully is like committing adultery with her in your mind so sometimes these intentional sins are not as obvious even idolatry can be a subtle sin in our world today listen to this anything which tends to abate that means less than anything which tends to lessen our love for God or to interfere with the service due him becomes thereby an idol anything in our life which tends to abate our love for God or to interfere with the service due to him becomes an idol So yes we can indulge in idolatry simply by letting something into our life that interferes with our love relationship with God So there's 5 things that we should know about intentional sin 1st of all unintentional sins can become intentional sins of we're not careful let me give you an example let's say that we have a spontaneous prideful thought and that's a sin it's a character flaw pride is a unintentional sin so we have this this impulse of pride at that point it's an unintentional but if we choose if we choose to take that thought and run with it if we decide to to act on that prideful thought or to say something prideful based on the thought then it becomes a choice. James tells us each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust then when the lust has conceived it gives birth to sin and with sin is accomplished brings forth death so unintentional sins things that we don't want to be in touch we're not doing on purpose they can come impulsively into our minds or our thoughts and if we act on them if we choose to act on them that can become an intentional sin The 2nd thing we need to know about intentional sin is that willful ignorance of God's will is intentional sin in other words we can't hide our heads in the sand and say I don't want to know God's will because if I do then I'll be held accountable for those who have an opportunity to hear the truth and yet take no pains to hear or understand it thinking that if they do not hear they will not be accountable will be judged guilty before God the same as if they had heard and rejected there will be no excuse for those who choose to go in error when they might understand what is truth in his sufferings in death Jesus has made atonement for all sins of ignorance and that wonderful thought in his sufferings and death Jesus has made atonement for all sins of ignorance but there is no provision made for willful blindness the 3rd thing that we should know about about intentional sin is that Christ's robe of righteousness does not cover intentional sin for if we go on sinning wilfully pulses after receiving the knowledge of the truth there are no longer remains a sacrifice for sins if we know God's will and we are acting outside of that will intentionally knowledgably there no longer remains a sacrifice for sin sin can only be forgiven if it's confessed and repented. So this is an important thing to remember of righteousness does not cover intentional sin So while God can be just and yet justify the sinner through the merits of Christ no man can cover his soul with the garments of crush righteousness while practicing known sins or neglecting known duties God requires the entire surrender of the heart before justification can take place and in order for man to retain justification there must be continual obedience to active living faith that works by love and purifies the soul so here we have 3 things that are very important understand about intentional sin one unintentional sins can become intentional if we're not careful to willful ignorance of God's will is intentional sin and 3 Christs robe of righteousness does not cover intentional sin the 4th thing that we should know about intentional thing is that there's no such thing as a little sin when it comes to intentional sins no such thing as a little sin any sin that's intentional is a big sin Chuck Yeager was a test pilot and one day he was testing this plane it was a 86 Saber and he was testing it because some other pilots had died recently in this plane because if they had crashed and they didn't know why and so he was putting it through its paces trying to figure out why this crane this plane was crashing and he spent several hours doing it everything you could think of and the plane was fine there was no problems so at the end of his his test he decided to. Impress his friends so he buzz the lake where they were all there watching and he buzz this lake really really close to the water and he turned over flipped upside down and he flew upside down just above the water and as he did that his controls locked and he could no longer control the airplane. No most pilots would panic at that point and try to pull up and that would be the wrong thing to do he actually pushed the nose down releasing the stress on the plane and that unlocked the controls he was able to flip back over and he was able to go up to altitude when he got back up to altitude 2030000 feet he decided he needed to try this again to see if he could reproduce this problem because this was probably the problem that was causing those pilots to die he wanted to find out of this could be repeatable so he did the same thing he flipped upside down and as he did his controls locked and once again he was able to get out of it by pushing down the stick so he went back to base and he told the engineers there what had happened what his experience was and so they were looking in the plans in the schematics and looking everywhere they could possibly find to see if there's anything that would cause the control to lock up when you're having these particular forces being upside down and they couldn't find anything but there was one possibility. There was a bolt that if it was put in the wrong it could cause a problem like this but the plan is clearly said to put it in one way and if they put it in that way at the at the plant there would be no problem so they went to the plant and they talked to the one guy who was responsible for putting that bolt in that was part of his job he was the guy that put that Bolton and they said Can you show us how you put that bolt in he said sure so he showed them and it was wrong it was upside down and they said but the plans say that to put it in this way and you put it in this way and I said Yeah I know but the plans are wrong everybody knows that you put a bolt and you have to put it this way just a little thing just one little bolt and nobody told that man how many people had died because he wasn't following the plans my friend it's the same way in the Christian life there is no such thing as a little sin any intentional noon sin is a big sin it will separate us from God it will cause catastrophic failures in our Christian experience. The Bible says lay aside every incumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us as latest in Christians it's easy for us to say oh well you know it's just a little thing and besides God isn't finished with me yet that is one of the most insidious statements in all of Christendom Oh it's just a little thing and besides God isn't finished with me yet my friends what we are saying is we know it's wrong we want to do it anyway and if I had to go deal someday God will give us victory that's not the way it works lay aside every incumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us there can be no chinks in our armor not even the smallest thing every act of life however small has its bearing for good or for evil it is little things that test the character the commission of a known sin silences the witness in voice of the spirit and separates the soul from God my friends there is no such thing in the Christian life as a little intentional sin intentional sin will destroy us intentional sin will open up a crack in the devil will slither in and undo the work that God is trying to do in our life the 5th thing that we should know about intentional sin and this is where the good news starts coming in here the 5th thing we should know is that God can give us consistent victory over intentional sin in our life isn't that wonderful. The Bible tells us very clearly and very powerfully that if we left him if we make God king of our life if he is in total control we are wholly surrendered to Him that God can give us the power over intentional sin that is the good news of the Gospel James tells us a bit therefore to God to surrender resist the devil and what will happen he will flee from you in John we see we know that no one who is born of God sins but he who was born of God keeps him and the Evil One does not touch him feeling the terrible power of temptation the drawing of desire that leads to indulgence many a man cries in despair I cannot resist evil tell him that he can and that he must he may have been overcome again and again but need not be always thus he is weak and moral power controlled by the habits of a life of sin his promises and resolutions are like ropes of sand the knowledge of his broken promises and forfeited pledges weakens his confidence in his own sincerity and causes him to feel that God cannot accept him or work with his efforts but he need not despair at the good news those who put their trust in Christ are not to be enslaved by any hereditary or cultivated habit or tendency is non-credible those who put their trust in Christ are not to be enslaved by any hereditary or cultivated habit or tendency That's our key phrase this morning let's read it out loud together. Those who put their trust in Christ are not to be enslaved by any hereditary or cultivated habit or tendency do not think that God will work a miracle to save those weak souls who cherish evil who practice in or that some supernatural element will be brought into their lives lifting them out of self into a higher Speer where it will be comparatively easy work without any special effort any special fighting without any crucifixion of self because all who dally on Satan's ground for this to be done will perish with the evil doers many Christians today including myself for most of my life think that it's normal to sin intentionally they don't realize the distinction between unintentional and intentional sin they say we're all sinners we minds well not worry about it too much and they go on doing whatever they want to do sinning intentionally and dishonoring God and walking away from that's rendered Christian experience I once had a friend who on Facebook post to a post and she said. I have just recently fallen terribly I. Don't know if you would into a great detail about what she had done but she was just telling her that she had fallen and she said this she made this one statement she said but falling is not failing. Falling is not failing and I thought about that message is that true falling is not yes it is following this failing falling is failing to hold on to Christ it is failing to by faith cling to him and let him give us victory it is failing to stay in the surrender relationship with Jesus and during that the Facebook post she went on to say that she has so many opportunities to praise God because every time she falls he always picture up out of the mud and that's true no matter how many times we fall God will be there willing able and eager to pick us out of the mud that is part of the Good News of the gospel he will always because of them out of the mud if we repent. But as a Christian as a follower of Jesus shouldn't we be spending our time glorifying God for keeping us out of the mud in the 1st place that's God's promise that's God's work that's his power we should be spending our time praising God for keeping us out of the mud rather than continually letting go of god and falling and eating his help to bring us out of the mud God is willing and able and eager to keep us out of the mud in the 1st place. How can the latest c in church receive the spirit here is to be found the secret of the lack of the spirit and power of God in the revivals of our time my friends what we are talking about is so critically important because if we don't understand the sin and how it relates to the Christian life we can lower the standard of piety in the church and it can affect our conversion and our sanctification and it can keep us from receiving the Holy Spirit and the power of God in the revivals of our time so going back to our our question does a Christian sin we realize that we were asking the wrong question we have to ask 2 questions because there's 2 types of sin so let's do that now 1st question does a fully surrendered Christ focus Christian commit unintentional sin and the answer is yes of course the Psalms says if you large American decrees a lord who could stand yes we do even fully surrender Christians do can commit unintentional sin that's very very clear in Scripture the 2nd question question is does a fully surrendered Christ focused Christian commit intentional sin and that the clearly the Bible clearly tells us no no one who by the him sins no one who sins has seen him or knows him so those that those 2 questions help us to understand this seemingly simple question does the Christians sin and now with that background we can go back to our much harder question how does a Christian sin and it actually turns out to be fairly easy we have to have we have to realize that this also will have 2 aspects right how does a Christian sin does a Christian sin Unintentionally yes less and less as Christ sanctifies us in other words as we surrender our life to Jesus he's not only giving us victory over the intentional sins but is also working on our unintentional sins he's working on our character flaws and working on on our mistakes he's working on or are. Missing the mark. Our inadequacies So yes we are growing in him and we we sin unintentionally less and less as a Christian life progresses how does a Christian sin intentionally rarely and that only happens when we walk out of surrender when we sin intentionally and we are surrendered to Jesus We are actually turning our back on Jesus at least for a time we are walking out of surrender and this does happen it's happened several times in my life it happened in the life of Moses when he struck the rock it happened in the life of the larger when he fled from jazz a bell yes the devil does get us sometimes he entraps us and even a fully surrendered Christian will fall into that trap and we will walk out of surrender and commit intentional sin the good news is is that by God's grace and power it only needs to happen even rarely if at all God is there he will give us the power he will keep it from happening if we let him it should only be something that happens rarely if at all because of God's power in our life Christ as our personal Savior and if we are His disciples our wrongdoing will cease and righteousness will come to an end to everyone who suffer to surrender is fully to God is given the privilege of living without sin in obedience to the law of heaven how does the Christian sin when the soul surrenders itself to Christ a new power takes possession of the new heart it changes rock which man can never accomplish for himself it is a supernatural work bringing a supernatural element into the human nature the Soul that is yielded to Christ becomes his own fortress which he holds in revolt and world and he intends that no authority shall be known in it but his own a soul does kept in possession by the heavenly agencies it is impregnable to the assault of Satan is that good news the good news clearly taught by scripture is that God is powerful enough that if we let Him He will give us victory over intentional sin. A soul thus kept in possession by the heavenly agencies is impregnable to the assault of Satan but unless we do yield ourselves to the control of Christ we shall be dominated by the wicked one so we have looked the morning little bit more at sin and how it relates in practical terms of the Christian life we have seen that there are 2 types of sin an intentional sin and intentional sin and my friends it is so important that we understand the distinction between those 2 types of sin so that we can understand what a normal Christian life looks like what is God's normal not Laodicean normal but what is God's normal What does he expect what can he do what is he willing and able and eager to do in our life but if we don't understand this concept if we go on saying oh well just a little thing and besides God isn't finished with me yet which is what I did most of my life then we will continue to live in spiritual poverty and surrendered and Christ will not be lord and master of our lives God is only an impotent in us when we let him be but my friends the good news of the gospel is that we can let him he can bring us to the point where we are willing and able to surrender our lives fully to him so that he can be Almighty God in us and through us and so the he can give us victory over intentional sin and continually growing victory over unintentional sin that is God's work to make us more like Christ to get rid of sin in our lives both the unintentional and the intentional sin let's pray Heavenly Father God thank you so much for your word and for teaching us so many wonderful things thank you Heavenly Father that we can have victory over soon. Only by your power on with your grace but thank you for that power and that Grace thank you that you are willing to be Almighty God in us that you can control our minds and our hearts and keep us from intentional sin and thank you father that you are continually working to change our characters and our shortcomings and our mistakes that we are committing unintentional sin less and less Father thank you so much for the power that comes from having the indwelling Spirit living working our fleet you know us we thank you for these things in Jesus' name amen. This media was brought to you by audio verse a website dedicated to spreading God's word through free sermon audio and much more if you would like to know more about audio verse if you would like to listen to more sermons pleaded visit w w w audio verse or.

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