Summary: First sin begins to corrupt a Christian. Then it starts to control a christian, change a christian, conform a christian and then consumes a christian. How can we get out of sin? Learn how in this message.
WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
PASTOR: TERRY VAUGHAN
SERMON TITLE: WHAT SIN WILL DO TO A CHRISTIAN
“For God so Loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth in Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:16-18
TEXT VERSE: HEBREWS 12:1-2 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.”
I want to say to you tonight that sin is very, very heavy when we carry it around as Christians. We’re living in a day and time where Christians have more sin in their life than they ever have. According to God’s word I believe we’re living in the last days. In the Bible you can read in Daniel and also in the new testament about what the Bible refers to as the abomination of desolation. We believe that to be a time, maybe in our generation where Christians are living in sin yet they think they are living in Salvation. They think that every thing they do is right. They think that they can’t do anything wrong. When you start thinking like that you’re starting to think like the devil thinks. The Bible says that we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God. We’re living in a day and time where sin seems to become common to a lot of Christians. It seems that they love sin more than they do Salvation. Seems to me like they let anything and everything stand between them and their God. I want you to know tonight as a Christian that when sin gets into our lives, it starts to weigh us down. It starts to get real heavy. Proverbs 27:3 says “A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both.”
Isaiah 5:18 says this “Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:”
They carry it around with them. Dragging sin with them where ever they go. A lot of times dragging it into the church. Some drag it into their home. They have it in their life. The Bible said: “OUR SIN WILL SEPARATE US FROM GOD.” Nothing can ever separate God’s love toward us but we as Christians when we get weighted down with sin beloved we will start to recognize there’s something wrong in our life. I would tonight that more Christians would recognize what’s wrong in their life. It’s filled with troubles and trials on every hand. The Bible said that the ways of a transgressor is hard. People love being in sin more than they love being in Salvation. We’re living in a sad day and a sad time when people and Christians have better things to do than worship and serve and Almighty God that loves them tonight.
In Romans 6:1 it says this “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?” “God forbid.” God forbids us to live in sin just so grace can abound.