"sin" Tagged Sermons
Hope is something that must be fed properly in order to be sustained. This week we look at the first of seven spiritual disciplines that are necessary to sustain hope.
Sin will always be revealed, and when it is it appears as ugly as it truly is.
Humanity never seems to learn; once again, we have to look at rebellion and the consequences of that rebellion.
One universal truth that humanity has to deal with is that sin always has consequences. Unfortunately, sometimes those consequences reach far beyond us.
How far can humanity fall in a single generation? The answer is troubling…
Israel has defeated Jericho in dramatic fashion and Joshua’s fame spreads across the land. The smaller city of Ai must have been in a panic. How could they hope to survive an attack from Israel? Yet, the first attempt by Israel to conquer Ai is met with disaster. The soldiers of Israel are routed. Thirty-six men die. How could this happen? The answer is simple; underestimate your enemy, become arrogant in your approach, and let sin creep into the camp.
This particular passage in Joshua is one that contains some difficult concepts. How serious is sin to an absolutely holy and righteous God? What do we do when we face circumstances where God’s actions are…hard to understand? It all comes down to faith…
As people who are following Jesus, we can sometimes have a bad attitude. Especially when the attitude is one of “better than” someone else. John addresses this as we continue to look at the reality of following Jesus.
We have been given a chance to change our path when we ask Jesus into our life. The problem is that we are constantly being tempted to go back to the old path…