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STOP BEING SO STUBBORN

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Sermon shared by John Putty

January 2006
Summary: A scriptural look at the sin of stubborness.
Denomination: Assembly of God
Audience: General adults
Sermon:
STOP BEING SO STUBBORN!


Prov 16:18-19(NIV)
18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
19 Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.

1 Sam 15:23(KJV)
23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

I. A PICTURE OF STUBBORNNESS
Deut 21:18(KJV)
18 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:

A. A rebellious child
B. Stiffnecked
Exodus 32:7-14 PP6
He gives this people their true character: "It is a stiff-necked people, unapt to come under the yoke of the divine law, and governed as it were by a spirit of contradiction, averse to all good and prone to evil, obstinate against the methods employed for their cure." Note, The righteous God sees, not only what we do, but what we are, not only the actions of our lives, but the dispositions of our spirits, and has an eye to them in all his proceedings.
(from Matthew Henry's Commentary)


II. THE SIN OF STUBBORNNESS
1 Sam 15:23(KJV)
23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

A. INIQUITY (INBRED & UNBRIDLED SIN)
Eph 2:1-3(KJV)
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath(unbridled passions), even as others.

1. The original sin nature that influences me to endulge and imbelish myself in sin and follow a path different from God’s ordained plan.


B. IDOLATRY (PRIDE - PUTTING OURSELVES BEFORE GOD)
1. Putting myself in a position of authority over God. (Knowing more, etc.)


III. THE REALITY OF STUBBORNNESS

A. WHO’S GUILTY OF STUBBORNNESS?
Isa 53:6(KJV)
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

B. WE HAVE ALL BEEN GUILTY OF THE SIN OF STUBBORNNESS
1. Turning away from the Lord.
2. Going our own way.


IV. THE CONSEQUENCES OF STUBBORNNESS
Heb 3:7-15(KJV)
7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,
8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they
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