Archive for the 'Inherited' Category

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.

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

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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.

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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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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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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.

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