Reject it. Replace it. Repeat it. (V. 25: Truth (Lies affect the Church!,…
Reject it. Replace it. Repeat it.
I keep clothes for a LONG TIME! :checkered_flag:
Stained, ripped jeans, faded
I'll wear it but it's gotta go!
Same way in life
Must get rid of something in life.
I'll only change after damage.
STORY: Talking to mom | Stubbornness
Maybe you relate
What you watch, tongue, anger, lying, addiction, etc.
Old stinky sock you keep putting on.
We get rid of it | Something else replaces it.
STORY: Organizing house | Mess 2 wks later
We have a
How do we reject the bad things in life?
Paul explains | 3 words to remember
Testimony: Before vs After
Futility: empty, purposeless, useless
Darkened + Alienated
Don't know God = Don't understand the world
A hardened heart leads to no boundaries
Humans are capable of some crazy stuff.
Cheaters don't plan it | They become calloused
STORY: Learning guitar.
: originally meant a stone harder than marble
Why I love
We were taught:
Chosen, Adopted, Redeemed, Sealed
Sin comes from pride, but also believing in lies.
We learned to
DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
take off, deprive yourself of a garment
Your former life was corrupt, but so is that stinky sock.
STORY: Like that item from your ex.
| Melinda's hat
Attachments to your old life,
Your MIND needs time to be renewed
READ THE BIBLE!
Ex. Detoxing from drugs (5 days to weeks) or alcohol (3-7 days)
Works with any sin as well.
Targets: Not necessarily bad, but it's like the HAT!
STORY: Melinda would say, buy this and throw away 2 old shirts.
Not just REJECT IT. We must
A NEW garment - CREATED like God's likeness!
TRANSITION: Paul will now give some examples!
V. 25: Truth
Lies affect the Church!
Reject lies. Replace it with Truth!
Lying was a disease back in the day.
Same today! (Commercials, dressing the part)
Small and great |
STORY: Not knowing musicians, waking up late and talking on phone
V. 26-27: Anger
Reject sinful anger.
Replace with solutions.
V. 29: Speech
Mouth = powerful weapon
Gracious = They don't deserve it.
REJECT IT, REPLACE IT. REPEAT IT.
Adam and Eve | God made them clothes
God made us clothes too!
When we don't wear it, it hurts Him.
Paul mentioned 4 areas: truth, anger, theft, speech
Is the H.S. happy with each area?
Challenge: Pick ONE area. Reject, Replace. Repeat.
(Get different items) :fire:
Not behavior change | Life change | Being like God!
Light of the world, Salt of the Earth
Launching: Ppl need to SEE we're different!
Can ppl notice you're Xian by your life?
DO NOT miss out!
Let's make a decision today!
V. 28: Theft
Replace with giving
STORY: Switching eggs | 1 cent missing