Some points that really stood out to me in Eric's message:
*God’s word prohibits the people of God to abstain from a lifestyle of disobedience to God’s clear standards/commands.*Fleshly passions WAGE WAR against your soul… forming an army, soldiering against you… this is sins job!
*This isn’t who you are… you are something different! Please, abstain from the passions of the flesh (sin)! Sin: to willfully disobey God’s commands.
· Sins: Wanting to maliciously hurt others, drunkenness, envying others, sexual impurity, adultery, homosexuality, gossip, slander, backbiting, drugs, screaming at your husband/wife in anger, disobeying/dishonoring, lying, flirting, immodesty, binge eating/drinking IS WRONG! SIN IS WRONG! And we are called by God to refuse sin and not walk in it any longer.
*A *holy life includes an honorable lifestyle… honorable conduct. A way of life… the unbelievers are watching. Holiness, godliness, expressed in how we live.
- our outward godliness never contributes to our salvation
- we never work to earn righteousness, we work to GROW in righteousness!!
* Is living a holy life about us? NO! Your holiness has the power to attract unbelievers to Christ!!
Consider your life... allow the power of God’s Word to confront you… does our conduct of life reflect that we are a part of the people of God living for another world? Where is God convicting you this morning… to come to God, confess your sin, and receive forgiveness, power, and grace.
You are not stuck in your sins… there is power over your sins… power to change!!!