Category  |  Sin

Friday, August 6, 2004, Part 2

Have you ever talked with a woman who has been physically or verbally abused by her husband? How does she explain why she has allowed this to go on?

Have you ever talked to the abusive husband about what he has been doing? How does he justify it?

PURPOSE: To help listeners recognize the danger in not admitting their lies.

Have you ever talked with a woman who has been physically or verbally abused by her husband? How does she explain why she has allowed this to go on?

Understanding What It Means To Covet

Can covetousness lead to idolatry?

Can covetousness lead to murder?

Can covetousness lead to adultery?

Can covetousness lead to stealing?

Can covetousness lead to lying?

PURPOSE: To help listeners think broadly about covetousness.

We have to avoid oversimplifying or limiting our definition of covetousness.

The Fine Line Between An Appropriate And Inappropriate View Of Possessions

What do we mean when we talk about a paradox?

The word paradox comes from two Greek words: para meaning "against" and dokein meaning "to think." It means "to think against."

PURPOSE: To help listeners appreciate the complexity of simple thought.

What do we mean when we talk about a paradox?

Breaking Commandment #10 Can Cause You To Break Commandments #1-9

Have you ever had anyone come to your office to talk about a sin in their life?

Have you ever had anyone come to your office to talk about covetousness in their life?

Why is that the case?

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize the seriousness of a covetous spirit.

Have you ever had anyone come to your office to talk about a sin in their life?

Coveting And An Awareness Of God's Grace

Consider what the Apostle Paul said about coveting, and the tenth commandment “You shall not covet."

God Sees Your Secret Sins

What is the difference between crimes and sins.

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand that God is concerned both with sinful acts and secret sins.

What is the difference between crimes and sins.

The First Commandment And The Tenth

If you have five reasons for something, you put your best one first and your second best one last.

Why do you think the first and last positions would have greater importance than other positions?

PURPOSE: To help listeners see how covetousness motivates us to other sins.

In communication there is the law of primacy and the law of recency. The first thing you say has great importance, and recency, the last thing you say has great importance in a talk.

The Sixth Commandment And The Tenth

Do you like murder mysteries?

If so, what do you like about them?

It really isn't a mystery why people murder one another.

PURPOSE: To help listeners see the damage that covetousness can do.

Do you like murder mysteries?

The Obvious Connection Between Coveting And Stealing

If I asked you why Americans tend to be overweight or obese, what would you say?

I saw a program on television devoted to the question, "Why are a significant number of Americans obese?"

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand how covetousness, which is unseen, motivates stealing which is seen.

If I asked you why Americans tend to be overweight or obese, what would you say?

Coveting And Lying

Why do people get into an accident and then lie about the damage done to them and to their car? They are bearing false witness on the insurance claims.

PURPOSE: While people may never be convicted of being covetous, they can be convicted for the acts which covetousness produces.

Why do people get into an accident and then lie about the damage done to them and to their car? They are bearing false witness on the insurance claims.

Why The Ten Commandments Are Good

What is the bare minimum that you have to do in order to become a Christian?

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize what the Law contributes to our lives.

What is the bare minimum that you have to do in order to become a Christian?

How The Ten Commandments Point Us To Christ

Do you think people need the Ten Commandments to show them that murder is wrong, or that stealing is wrong?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand all that the Law reveals in us.

Let's read a paragraph from Romans 7:7-13. It's a very complex paragraph, but a very important one. The apostle Paul is talking about the Law and what the Law did in his life. In some ways Paul could say that the Law was responsible for sin in his life.

How The Ten Commandments Show Us Our Need Of God

Let's read a paragraph from Romans 7:7-13. It's a very complex paragraph, but a very important one. The apostle Paul is talking about

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand all that the Law reveals in us.

Let's read a paragraph from Romans 7:7-13. It's a very complex paragraph, but a very important one. The apostle Paul is talking about the Law and what the Law did in his life. In some ways Paul could say that the Law was responsible for sin in his life.

The More We're Told Not To, The More We Want To

What do you think Paul means when he says that the Law produced in him the occasion for sin?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand that the Law is good but the way we respond to it can make it an instrument for evil.

What do you think Paul means when he says that the Law produced in him the occasion for sin?

The Ten Commandments Are Like A Physical Exam

Although the Law and the x-ray cannot cure the heart, by making us aware of the evil in us, it can cause us to deal with it.

PURPOSE: To help listeners recognize the way sin works in our lives.

I have a friend who went to a doctor's office for an annual exam. He was feeling great. The doctor was concerned about something he heard through his stethoscope and had my friend x-rayed. They discovered that he had a blockage in 3 of the 4 valves in his heart. In fact, the physician wouldn't even allow him to go home to get some pajamas, but rushed him to the hospital and he had a four-way bypass operation.

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Sin > Confession

Breaking Commandment #10 Can Cause You To Break Commandments #1-9

Have you ever had anyone come to your office to talk about a sin in their life?

Have you ever had anyone come to your office to talk about covetousness in their life?

Why is that the case?

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize the seriousness of a covetous spirit.

Have you ever had anyone come to your office to talk about a sin in their life?

Friday, August 6, 2004, Part 2

Have you ever talked with a woman who has been physically or verbally abused by her husband? How does she explain why she has allowed this to go on?

Have you ever talked to the abusive husband about what he has been doing? How does he justify it?

PURPOSE: To help listeners recognize the danger in not admitting their lies.

Have you ever talked with a woman who has been physically or verbally abused by her husband? How does she explain why she has allowed this to go on?

Sin > Conviction Of

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God Sees Your Secret Sins

What is the difference between crimes and sins.

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand that God is concerned both with sinful acts and secret sins.

What is the difference between crimes and sins.

Sin > Guilt

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Sin > Inherited

How Questioning God's Goodness Leads To Questioning His Commands

How does the serpent deceive the woman?

He distorts and misrepresents God's command.

In the command itself, the positive is put first, and then the negative.

The serpent points out only

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize how their thinking may be guided by evil and not good.

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The Ten Commandments: Freedom From Sin Or Restriction From Pleasure?

In Romans 7:11, Paul talks about sin "deceiving" us. He reflects what we have in the first temptation, found in Genesis 3.

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize how their thinking may be guided by evil and not good.

In Romans 7:11, Paul talks about sin "deceiving" us. He reflects what we have in the first temptation, found in Genesis 3.

The Ten Commandments: Beneficial Or Restricting?

Do you think that Satan is the only source of temptation?

PURPOSE: To help listeners recognize how we are deceived about the commands of God by our sinfulness.

Do you think that Satan is the only source of temptation?

Sin > Worldliness

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