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Me and My Partnership (2 of 6)
Series: Me and My Christian Life
Steve N. Wagers
October 15, 2009
1. The Reality of the Blight of Sin!
A) Death of the Spirit Immediately
B) Death of the Soul Progressively
C) Death of the Body Ultimately
2. The Authority with the Burden of Sin!
A) Legally Lost
B) Righteously Regained
3. The Victory over the Bondage of Sin!
A) Confront It
B) Confess It
C) Conquer It
1) Separate Ourselves from the World
2) Saturate Ourselves with the Word
3) Situate Ourselves by the Water
I heard about the little boy who came running into the living room carrying a dead mouse by the tail. His mother was sitting, talking to her pastor, when the boy ran in. The little boy said, "Mama, look at this dead mouse. I beat him in the head with a hammer, then I ran over him with my tricycle, then I stomped on him with both feet; then, I picked him up and threw him against the wall." About that time, the little boy looked up and saw the pastor, then he said, "Then, the good Lord called him home!"
We are saved forever! We are POSITIONALLY saved. We are being PROGRESSIVELY saved. One day, we will be PERFECTLY saved. But, salvation does not negate sin. It is still a present force, because God saves our soul, not our flesh.
Adrian Rogers, "If the devil doesn't bother you, it's because you're both going in the same direction."
1. The REALITY of the BLIGHT of Sin!
[C. p. Romans 7: 15-17]
"For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.  If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.  Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me."
[7:24] "O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?"
Sin takes us back to the beginning, because in the beginning we are given to sin. We are not SINNERS BECAUSE WE SIN; we SIN BECAUSE WE ARE SINNERS!
We are not first sinners by choice, but sinners ...
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