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Summary: The last message in a series on sin focusing on the Hebrew word for "end" in our text. An encouragement to look toward the outcome of sin rather than the temporary pleasures.

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The End Of Sin

I. When God Repeats Himself...

Praise the Lord!

How many came in here to have some church

tonight?

How many come to get fed from God’s Word

tonight?

By the end of the night how many want to have a

new revelation from the Word of God?

Well I believe you’ve come to the right place.

Tonight is the last night of our "Handling My

Humanity" Series.

And being that it’s the end of our series,

Tonight’s theme will be "The End". Amen?

For those of you who haven’t been here with us,

For the past 6 weeks, despite popular opinion,

I’ve been preaching on SIN.

So tonights message will be "The End of Sin".

You say well Pastor, I see where your going with

this one tonight just by the title.

Your going to give us a classic textbook sermon on

how sin is bad,

And then tell us to put an end to sin in our lives.

Well, I wish it was that easy. Amen?

Church, if we’re ever going to put an end to the sin

in our lives it’s going to take more than me telling

you that sin is bad. Amen?

You’re going to have to see that for yourselves.

Turn with me in your Bibles this evening to:

Pro 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Pro 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

How many in here have children?

And how many knows that children can sometimes

get a little out of line.

They get all hopped up on sugar and caffiene and

next thing you know you’ve got a heathen on your

hands. Amen?

And they especially like to act out in public

because they know momma or daddy won’t

discipline them in public.

They could be little angels at home, but boy you

better not take them to the grocery store. Amen?

Cause when you do you’re just asking for trouble.

And when they first begin to act out you ask them

to please calm down,

But they continue because they know that momma

won’t punish them in public,

So then instead of asking you tell them that they

better straighten up,

But when that doesn’t work we parents often find

ourselves leaning over and saying,

"Don’t make me tell you again".

How many’s been there?

And at that very moment your child knew that if

you had to call them down one more time it

wouldn’t be pretty. Amen?

Well in the same sense our Heavenly Father’s

instructions for His children are laid out in the

Bible. Amen?

All the can and can’ts, the do’s and don’ts, the thall

shalt nots and the thall shalts,

They’re all laid out for us in the word of God.

There’s no if ands or buts about it. Amen?

And there’s no loop holes in the Word of God.

If God said it he meant it and that should settle it

for His children.

But on ocassion God sees fit to have to repeat

Himself.

And that’s what He does in our scriptures tonight!

Twice in the same book two chapters apart His

Word states,

"There is a way which seemeth right unto a man,

but the end thereof are the ways of death."

How many knows when God repeats Himself it’s

time to listen?

Cause when God repeats Himself I believe He’s

trying to draw our attention to something deeper

within the passage. Amen?

II. What God Sees...

In one of the earlier sermons of this series I asked

the question "why do we sin?"

And some of us would argue several valid points as

to why we sin.

Some say we sin because sin is pleasurable.

It’s pleasures only last for a season, but

nevertheless they are pleasureable. Amen?

Some would argue that we sin because it’s a desire

of our sinful nature,

But I stand here to tell you tonight that we can

overcome the desires of the flesh.

You can resist the devil and he will flee, and you

can resist your fleshly desires as well. Amen?

But the real and only reason why we sin is because

we don’t see sin as God sees it!

We don’t have a proper perspective on sin!

We see it as pleasurable, but God sees sin as

disgusting.

We may see it as a minor mistake, but God sees it

as a terrible thing.

We see our sinful ways as being justified or right,

But God sees them as a transgression against His

law punishable by death!

And so on and so on!

So in order for us to put an end to sin then we need

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