Message: Perplexed – Pastor Roy Dowdy
Sunday, May 5th, 2019
Overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loved us enough to die for us.
—Romans 8:37 (TLB)
“The basic problem facing our world is not just social inequity, or lack of education, or even physical hunger. We are finding that highly educated and well-fed people have greeds, hates, passions, and lusts that are not eliminated by education. The root of sin in each of our hearts is extremely deep, and this is the basic cause of the world’s problems; only the fire of the Lord can burn it out. This is precisely what Christ came to do. He didn’t come to treat symptoms. He came to get at the very heart of man’s disease.
Prayer: Father, root out the sin in my life—the shortcomings that are there—and fill me with Your love, so I may fight against the evil present in the world today.”
What does it mean when we say sin has a hold on us and we can become a slave to it?
How do we work through the problem with sin and gain victory?
How do we decide whether something that isn’t clearly mentioned in the Bible like smoking or tattoos is a sin?
What does “Christian liberty” mean?
What do you think is the greatest sin? What does the Bible say is the greatest sin?
Are some sins worse than others?