How to Stop the Spread of Sin in Your Life (3 of 4) by David Cawston

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How to Stop the Spread of Sin in Your Life
David Cawston
Nehemiah 9&10

Introduction:
The feast of tabernacles lasted according to the law of Moses from the 15th day of the month through the 22nd day of the 7th month.

This was a feast to remember what God had done for Israel.
-He had brought them to the promised land. He wanted them to dwell there.
-They lived in temporary shelters to remind them of their wandering and the consequences of sin.
-They had nomadic beginnings but because of God's grace they were blessed and now were a nation.

The 1st and 8th day of the feast were solemn days.
During the feast they were told to rejoice.
The entire 7th month these people had the law of God read to them because they were hungry for the Word.

Two days after the feast of tabernacles they met again to hear the word of the Lord.
The Word of God was bringing revival to Israel

Heb 4:12
12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.(NIV)

But the Word had revealed their sin.
They needed to deal with this.
I am so glad that when God points something out he doesn't do it to demean us but does it so that we will deal with it. He has provided a way that sins is to be handled to stop the spread of it in our lives.

It is deadly and destructive!
Deut 30:19
19 This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live (NIV)

Rom 6:23
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.(NIV)

Sin disguises itself to look good!
USA Today, Feb. 3, 1999 feb99
It looked like an ordinary snake hole in the front yard of her home, so Betty Lou Morton, of Easley, South Carolina, decided to poke it with a broom handle. A split second later ...


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