WHATEVER HAPPENED TO SIN? Part II
(CHEAP THRILLS AT A HIGH PRICE)
TWO UNBELIEVABLE, UNIMAGINABLE, SADISTIC AND TRAGIC MURDERS THIS
WEEK IN HOUSTON LEFT MUTILATED BODIES AND A 1 YEAR OLD GIRL
CLINGING OVERNIGHT TO THE DEAD BODY OF HER MOTHER. DID YOU WEEP
OR HAVE YOU TOO BECOME HARDENED BY THE NIGHTLY ROUND-UP OF BAD
YET, AGAIN, THE WORD "EVIL" OR "SIN" WAS NOT MENTIONED AS A
THE SCRIPTURES WARN US...
EPH 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but
against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers
of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in
the heavenly realms.
THIS MORNING, I WANT US TO PICK UP ON A CLICHE OF THE WORLD THAT
HAS BEEN USED TO DESCRIBE A SINFUL ACT AND MAKE LIGHT OF IT..
"CHEAP THRILL." A ACT THAT BRINGS MOMENTARY PLEASURE THAT
APPARENTLY COSTS LITTLE, BUT IN REALTY COSTS MUCH,...
THERE'S A HIDDEN PRICE TAG.
LEN BIAS (CELTICS, REEBOK, COCAINE).../...MAGIC JOHNSON.../...
JIMMY SWAGGERT..../...GARY HART.../...JOHN BALUCCI.../...PETE
Heb. 11:25 He (Moses) chose to be mistreated along with the
people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a
I. WHAT CAN MAKE ME VULNERABLE?
1. MY TEMPERAMENT.
I Sam. 17:32, 34,35 David said to Saul, "Let no one lose heart
on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight
him.... Your servant has been keeping his father's sheep. When a
lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep ..., I went after
it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it
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