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WHY YOU SHOULD COME CLEAN WITH GOD (5 of 6)
Dr. James Merritt
1. I want to begin by asking you a question. Who is
sitting in your seat? Now I know you think I've lost
my mind because you just said "I am." Well, let me
ask you a follow-up question: Which "you" is sitting
in your seat? You say, "What do you mean?" Well,
there are actually three people in your seat. There
is the person that you think you are, there is the
person others think you are, and there is the person
God knows you are.
2. When I was a boy one of my heroes was someone very
familiar to all of you. I'm going to begin describing
him and let you fill in the blank and then you will
know who I am talking about.
He could leap—(tall buildings in a single bound)
He was more powerful—(than a locomotive)
He was faster than—(a speeding bullet)
3. Of course, I am talking about Superman. One of
the things that amazed me about Superman was his x-ray
vision. He could see through buildings, he could see
through walls, he could see through doors, he could
see through trees. There was only one thing he could
not see through, and that was lead.
4. God has spiritual x-ray vision, but unlike
Superman He can not only see through walls and
buildings, He can see through you. Unlike Superman
nothing can block His vision. As Adam and Eve
learned, you can run from God but you can't hide.
That is exactly why you should come clean with God.
5. That is exactly what David wanted to do. This
passage that we are going to study today is put so
beautifully in Eugene Petersen's The Message.
Investigate my life, O God, find out everything
about me; cross-examine and test me, get a clear
picture of what I'm about; see for yourself whether
I've done anything wrong—then guide me on the road to
6. These verses represent a prayer of David in which
he asks God to make sure he's cl ...
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