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Summary: KEEP ALLOWING THE OLD MAN TO CREEP BACK IN.

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TURN OFF THE FAUCET

GAL 2:20

JOHN 3:30

INTRO: JESUS “COME TO DESTROY THE WORKS OF DEVIL”

A). THIEF COMES BUT TO KILL, STEAL, DESTROY (BRING BAD)

B). DEVIL IS THE ANCHOR BEHIND THE SIN IN OUR LIFE,

BUT IT IS LUST OF FLESH THAT TURNS INTO SIN.

C). WE CAN BLAME DEVIL ALL WE WANT, BUT OUR SINS COME

FROM OUR LUST.

D). IN OTHER WORDS, WE CAN BLAME NO ONE BUT SELF WHEN

IT COMES TO THE SIN IN OUR LIVES.

F). WE’VE GOT TO TURN OFF THE FAUCET.

G). WE GET EXCITED WHEN WE TALK ABOUT WHAT JESUS CAN

DO FOR US, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO US HAVING TO DO

SOMETHING TO HELP SELF, THE EXCITEMENT SLOWS DOWN.

H). SOME STILL LET THE FAUCET DRIP.

I). LIKE THE MAN THAT COMES INTO HIS BATHROOM, THE

FAUCET IS RUNNING WIDE OPEN AND HIS BATHROOM IS

FLOODING.

J). HE GETS A MOP AND STARTS MOPPING TO NO AVAIL. GETS

A BIGGER MOP, STILL NO GOOD. TAKES MOPPING

CLASSES, WATER IS STILL RUNNING. HIRES HELP, NO

GOOD. REDEDICATES HIMSELF TO MOPPING HARDER THAN

EVER BEFORE. FINALLY BELIEVES HE IS SUPPOSED TO

JUST LIVE THAT WAY, BUYS RUBBER BOOTS, A WATER BED

AND SETTLES DOWN IN A FLOODED HOUSE.

K). THE EASY SOLUTION IS TO JUST TURN OFF THE FAUCET

AND HIS TROUBLES WOULD DISSIPATE.

L). SPIRITUALLY, THE FAUCET IS SYMBOLIC OF OUR OLD

LIFE/WAYS.

M). THERE ARE FOLKS FRANTICALLY TRYING TO MOP UP THEIR

LIVES WITHOUT TURNING OFF THE FAUCET.

N). SEARCHING THE HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FOR AN ANSWER

WHILE THE FAUCET IS STILL RUNNING

2). MOST REQUESTED PRAYER “GROW CLOSER TO THE LORD”

A). VALIANT REQUEST; OUR WILLINGNESS ALONE WON’T DO

IT.

B). MANY DESIRE TO BE RICH, FEW WILLING TO MAKE IT

HAPPEN.

C). MANY DESIRE TO KNOW JESUS, FEW WILLING MAKE

HAPPEN.

D). HAVE TO BE WILLING TO MAKE CHANGES TO TURN OFF

FAUCET.

E). WILLINGNESS TO PULL WEEDS THAT CHOKE OUT WORD.

F). STEPS NEEDED TO TURN OFF FAUCET.

1). SACRIFICE:

A). GIVE UP SOMETHING IMPORTANT FOR SOMETHING ELSE…

B). RICH YOUNG RULER “WHAT LACK I YET”

C). HIS UNWILLINGNESS TO SACRIFICE OLD LIFE.

D). UNWILLINGNESS TO SET ASIDE THE WEIGHT THAT

EASILY…

E). WANT TO HOLD ONTO OLD LIFE, NOT EXCHANGE FOR NEW

LIFE.

F). WANT SOMETHING FOR NOTHING, NOT WILLING TO PAY

PRICE.

G). DO ANYTHING TO PLAY PRO SPORTS, PLAY INSTRUMENT.

H). WOULD YOU REALLY? THE HOURS OF PRACTICE, THE

SWEAT, SACRIFICE NEEDED, IT COMES WITH A PRICE.

I). 2 SAM 24:24 – DAVID UNWILLING TO TAKE SOMETHING

HE DID NOT EARN, PAY FOR.

J). BE WILLNG TO PAY THE PRICE TO GET OUT FROM UNDER

THE SIN THAT WEIGHS US DOWN.

2). HUMILITY –

A). GOD HATES PRIDE.

B). PRIDE NOT ALLOW US TO SEE OURSELVES AS WE TRULY

ARE.

C). NOT ALLOW US TO SEEK THE HELP WE NEED.

D). HUMILITY MEANS THE FOCUS IS NO LONGER ON SELF,

BUT JESUS

E). “I MUST DECREASE SO THAT JESUS CAN INCREASE”

F). NO LONGER IS IT ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN GET OUT OF IT.

G). SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD…THEN THINGS ADDED.

H). THIS IS NOT WHAT WE LIKE TO HEAR…LOOK OUT FOR #1.

I). “THOSE THAT LOSE THEIR LIFE WILL FIND THEIR

LIFE.”

3). HUNGER –

A). “THOSE THAT HUNGER AND THIRST AFTER

RIGHTEOUSNESS SAKE SHALL BE FILLED”

B). ONLY AFTER YOU HUNGER FOR THE THINGS OF GOD IN

YOUR LIFE WILL YOU BE FILLED.

C). AS LONG AS YOU HUNGER FOR THE WORLD, THE FAUCET

WILL CONTINUE TO RUN, DRIP.


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