Summary: sins being hidden, by Christians?
DO YOU HAVE SECRET SINS?
there was a woman who told her pastor that
she had secret sins in her life.
And she went on to tell him, that she liked them.
This pastor didn’t ask the woman what her secret sins
were. He was afraid to ask,
He didn’t want to know!!
And this woman was a regular church goer and
a very respected person in the community.
But somehow she had accepted these sins
and she liked them. No doubt thought there
was nothing wrong with her secret sins!
I fear that there’s many of us here tonight
who do the same thing.
Somehow we think its ok to enjoy our little
After all we ain’t hurtin nobody!
We’re still serving God! RIGHT!
We go to our homes and we pull down the blinds
we have a blast enjoying whatever our pet sins are!
Then we open the blinds and go back to church,
and back out amongst our friends, and neighbors,
and brothers, and sisters in Christ, as if
there ain’t nothing wrong!
But guess what?
There is something wrong.
There’s something terribly wrong!
We ain’t really serving God whole heartedly.
We don’t think it hurts us, but guess what it does
We don’t think it hurts anyone around us but it does
We don’t think it hurts God, But it Does!
It hurts no matter how big or how small our sins
We can think we’re serving God
We can pretend we’re serving God
We can Go through the motions of serving God
But I have a HOT NEWS FLASH FOR YOU
You can’t serve God part time!!!!
You can’t be a sipper of beer and the whisky
and still be serving God.
You can’t be shacking up with your boyfriend
or your girlfriend and be serving God
You can’t take his name in vain and still be serving God
You can’t wish for your neighbors Cadillac and His wife
or Her Husband and be serving God!
You can’t keep all those so called - little sins
in your life and be serving God!
You can’t go to the doctor and tell him you
have a problem with pain or nerves,
and get a bunch of different
pills and take a months supply in a week
or distribute them to the whole neighborhood
and still be serving God!!!
You will serve God wholeheartedly or you
will be the most miserable person in this world!
And not to mention you’ll go to hell!!!
A lot of times people will try to begin to serve
God, but they have so many things they can’t
let go of, their little secret sins,
They get just enough of a taste of Serving God
that it just makes them miserable!!
When you begin to serve God
you have a desire to change those
little sins in your life
You have to want to be freed from those sins
They can’t be your friends anymore!!! AMEN
And if you need help with them all you have to do
is ask for it!!!
Just tell God you can’t do it alone, and you need help.
He already knew it anyway but He likes to be asked!
When you make friends with your sins
you are making friends with the enemy
and that enemy is the Devil!!
In our reading tonight it seems that Paul is
His desire’s are not - in The Will.
He’s almost mourning that he don’t understand
his own actions.
People we can’t understand everything that gets
thrown at us!!
I don’t think that its meant for us to understand
But what we can do is stay prayed up and
steer clear from satan’s temptations.
You have to understand, that the devil knows that
he don’t have much time left here on this earth.
and he has to work overtime,
and believe me he is working overtime.
And our minds is where he works at!
The Bible says
Resist the devil and he must flee from you!!
Paul’s theory here is that:
We experience a sense of being out of touch
with ourselves because we are out of touch
with God. AMEN
and that’s where sin creeps in because its
our automatic nature to sin!!!
Sin comes natural to us, It’s a curse from the Garden
We don’t have to teach our children to do wrong
they do wrong automatically!
But there’s a solution to all of this
and I’VE GOT A Hot News Flash TONIGHT
AND ITS GOD!!!
We have to know ourselves, in relationship
with the Lord!!!
Even when the Apostle Paul was disobedient
and even when He didn’t want to follow God’s
lead, The Holy Spirit would convict Him
and steer Him back to God’s goodness.
And God’s law