The time to be extra careful is when we think we’re ok.
1.) What Are You Doing Here? = Vs.1-3.
Numbers 21-25, Deuteronomy 23:3-6
This is often how we feel when an old pattern of behavior re-emerges in our lives.
Ephesians 6:10-13, 2Timothy 2:15
To walk with Jesus is to be diligent in the things that protect our souls.
We must pay attention.
2.) I Thought I Locked That Door = Vs.4-9.
Nehemiah 2:10 and 4:1-3
Turn your back for a minute and old habits will creep right back in.
Letting an old enemy back in interrupts the work of God in your life.
3.) You Can Stay, But Only for a Little While = 1Corinthians 5:1-2.
This is a classic case of people thinking that the Church needs to reflect the culture around them.
Every sinner is welcome in God’s House, no exceptions.
1Corinthians 5:10, 1Thessalonians 5:22
If it looks bad, it probably is.
4.) Get Your Feet Of My Coffee Table! = 1Corinthians 5:6-7.
Exodus 12:15, Matthew 16:6
Letting a little sin into my life plants the seeds of much bigger sins to come.
Why are we letting sins into or back into our lives knowing full well the power they can have, and have had over our lives?
To let sin in and ignore its power is to invite disaster.
Sin doesn’t need to be cultivated.
Romans 8:13, Colossians 3:5-7
There are things in our lives that we need to kill, and if we let them back in, we’ll soon find them much more difficult to deal with.
5.) Let’s Go to Bed So These Good People Can Go Home = 1Corinthians 5:10-13.
Colossians 3:5-7, Ephesians 4:20-24
If we are trying to kill off a sin, why do we keep giving it CPR?
Luke 3:8, Acts 26:20
If I never GO a different direction, why should I expect a different result?
We don’t add sin into what we do for the Lord, it replaces what we do for the Lord.
How many drinks can a recovering alcoholic have?