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Big Questions from Corinth--How do I keep my SIN NATURE in check?
1 Peter 1:14-15
What are the WAYS and MOTIVATIONS for a believer to keep their sin nature in check?
Sin Nature – Humanity has a natural propensity/inclination to rebel against God, hence to sin.
Sin nature in check
WAY #1 – Prepare our minds daily through God’s Word
WAY #2 – Keep our focus on Jesus and hope in His impending return
My present confidence resides in my future hope
WAY #3 – In every decision choose God’s objective truth over our subjective desires
Post-Truth - Objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief
Sin Nature in Check
MOTIVATION #1 – Our Heavenly Father calls us to model His character
MOTIVATION #2 – Our Heavenly Father will hold us accountable
MOTIVATION #3 – Jesus shed His precious blood for us
Let’s examine our authenticity in living out our faith.
Other sermons in the series
Focus on Jesus. Read the Word.
God’s work is real in your life—even in your deepest failure.
Unity is always centered on Jesus.
The Christian worldview is Christocentric—centered on Jesus.
The Spirit enables us to live out the mind of Christ.
Our Heavenly Father calls us to model His character.
The Christian builds on the foundation of Jesus.