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Summary: We need to honestly evaluate our STUBBORNESS and correct our attitudes to align with God's desires.

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I AM SO THANK I DO NOT HAVE THIS PROBLEM... STUBBORNESS

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

In the fall of 1994, REUTERS NEWS AGENCY reported a story of

ALBERTO GAUNA that lived in the northern province of Chaco in ARGENTINA.

It was reported that ALBERTO had been depressed for some time. So he decided to

KILL HIMSELF. He bought a .22 CALIBER PISTOL... He place the pistol to his right

temple and pulled the trigger. THE GUN FIRED but ALBERTO LIVED.

ALBERTO waited a few minutes and decide to put the gun to his FOREHEAD, he did

and pulled the trigger and fired... Alberto lived.

Alberto decided to place the pistol at his right temple again and he fired the gun. Once again

Alberto was alive? So he fired the gun, bang! He lived...

Alberto then decided to try a different part of his body, so he fired the gun into his stomach.

Alberto was still conscious so he fired the gun again.

Alberto had 4 rounds in his head, and 2 rounds in his stomach --- 6 shots and he was still alive.

FINALLY ALBERTO WAS OUT OF AMMO --- A STILL LIVING AND CONSIOUS.

He was a very perseverant or stubborn man. 6 shots and a long hospital stay did not

seem to help ALBERTO?

TEXT:

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave

them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

I. COME LET US DEFINE WHAT STUBBORN MEANS?

STUBBORN: to refuse to change, refuse to stop doing,

fixedness that resist, hard to convince

hard to move or persuade

difficult to handle or manage

clinging to an opinion, purpose, or course in spite of reasoning

unreasonably unyielding,

BULL HEADED, hard headed, mulish

II. WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT BEING STUBBORN?

STUBBORN IS USED 17X'S

STUBBORNESS 9X'S HARD HEART stiff necked

STUBBORNLY 3X'S OBSTINATE

29X'S

Psalm 32:9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth

must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

Psalm 78:8 And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation

that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.

Isaiah 48:4 Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy

brow brass;

Malachi 2:2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the

LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed

them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.

III. OLD PREACHER SAMUEL HAS SEEN A VERY TALENTED --- POTENTIAL YOUNG MAN

WITH A BAD ATTITUDE RE-INFORCE HIS NEGATIVE BEHAVIOR AND THE PREACHER

WARNS THE FIRST KING OF ISRAEL... SAUL YOU ARE HEADED FOR TROUBLE...

A. STUBBORNESS is a COVENANT KILLER ---

1 Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,

as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than

the fat of rams. 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.


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