You must not give sin a vote in the way you conduct your lives. Don’t give it the time of day. Don’t even run little errands that are connected with that old way of life. Throw yourselves wholeheartedly and full-time–remember, you’ve been raised from the dead!–into God’s way of doing things. Sin can’t tell you how to live. After all, you’re not living under that old tyranny any longer. You’re living in the freedom of God. Romans 6:12-14 #Give #Connect #Freedom
Day: 3 January 2020
Salvation is freely given but it cost God a lot
Read Romans 3:22-26
Focus Verse: Since we’ve compiled this long and sorry record as sinners (both us and them) and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious lives God wills for us.
One of the hardest things for any of us to do is admit failure.
The ‘Good News’ is we are now in a place where everyone is on the same page and we are all aiming for the same goal ‘recovery from the pain our problems have caused us through our bad choices.’
None of us is good enough to achieve recovery on our own. The Bible tells us that. We all need God’s help and we all need each other.
- Decide today to follow God’s direction for your recovery.
- Find one person in your support group who you have something in common with and commit to helping each other.
I. WE WILL BE TEMPTED
“I have told you these things so that you can have peace because of me. In this world, you will have trouble. But cheer up! I have won the battle over the world.” John 16:33
II. TEMPTATION IS NOT SIN
You are tempted in the same way all other human beings are. God is faithful. He will not let you be tempted any more than you can take. But when you are tempted, God will give you a way out so that you can stand up under it.
1 Corinthians 10:13
III. TEMPTATION IS A CHOICE
“Everything is permitted.” But not everything is good for us. Again you say, “Everything is permitted.” But not everything builds us up. 1 Corinthians 10:23
1 Corinthians 9:27
1 Peter 5:8
1 Thessalonians 5:22
1 Corinthians 6:12
Temptation doesn’t stop being a problem for us because we make a choice to change. We are tempted because we are human and our nature is sinful.
God gives. #Admit #Achieve #Choices