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Summary: We take a look at just a few of them. How do we overcome a state of mind that is negative?

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Dispositional Sin

By: Pastor Ron Crandall

Intro:

Dispositional Sins what are they?

This morning I want to look at maybe few if we have time.

What is the defition of Dispositional Sin: Innate Temper; natural tendency of the mind

Turn with me to Act 7:53

Acts 7:53

53 you who have received the law that was put into effect through angels but have not obeyed it."

(NIV)

1.) Critical Spirit - James 1:19&20

James 1:19-26

19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,

20 for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.

21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror

24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.

25 But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it-- he will be blessed in what he does.

26 If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.

(NIV)

These are people who can tell you how it should be done, but live it well that is another story.

James 4:6-7

6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."

7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

(NIV)

2.) Depressed Spirit

Is a result of the lack of faith that circumstance can be changed!

* Paul writing to the church of Corinth said we are to be happy

But we know that is sometimes hard to do facing circumstances, we as Christians need to be focused on the mark of the prize of the high calling.

Heb 11:6

6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

(NIV)

But even with that knowledge we let the devil put us in condemnation but Paul wrote:

Rom 8:1-2

1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,

2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.

(NIV)

Pastor then how do we combat the most common of dispositional sins?

There are four Major Signs or I call them Sign Posts.

a.) Physical Pressure - Caused by Lack of rest

b.) Boredom - you get in the same rut, constantly doing the same thing, (mix it up)

c.) Constant Pressure- Job, Family, and then church, these are in order according to most people

d.) Guilt- caused by the sins of Commission and Omission

1.) Co-mission- when you are doing something you know the bible teaches against

2.) Omission - is when you don’t quite know if you should or should not?

I’ve always told people if you have to question then you probably trying to out run God changing you and maturing you. So DON’T do it.


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