Summary: We must repent as soon as we become conscious of our sin.
Conscious of our Sin
March 6, 2011 Evening Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: We must repent as soon as we become conscious of our sin.
Focus Passage: I Samuel 12:1-19 (Pew Bible page 322)
Supplemental Passage: Psalm 51
“because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.” Rom 3:20
Introduction: "If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don’t make it a leg." - Abraham Lincoln.
Calling sin something else doesn’t make it allowable to God.
Abortion is a choice, but it is also murder.
Homosexuality is an alternative lifestyle, but it is also an abomination to God.
“A little white lie never hurt anybody” is a lie in itself.
Gaming and/or gambling takes yourself out of God’s hands of provision and puts you in the casino or lottery’s provision. Calling it entertainment doesn’t make it any better.
Recreational drugs are still illegal; they still harm the body, which is the Temple of God made in His image.
An “open marriage” is still adultery.
Exploring your sexuality is still fornication.
Gluttony is still lack of self-control which is a fruit of the spirit.
I. Revelation of Sin
a. They hadn’t learned from their fathers’ errant ways.
b. God had to make it storm on Harvest Day; a day that it simply did not rain in Israel.
II. Realization of sin
a. Fear – of God and the one whom God used to reveal the sin
b. Remorse – They felt bad.
III. Response to Sin
a. Reject (ignore) the revelation, or
b. Repent of the sin
Invitation: What will it take from God for you to realize your sin and repent of it?