Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
08/25/2013, by John Kincaid
Lesson 16: Haunted House, Part 1
A haunted house is scary because it hides something unknown and deadly. An evil monster is lurking in the basement, waiting for us to stumble over the trapdoor.
There is a haunted house inside each of us: our heart. Our heart is like a maze that only God can solve.
Jer.17:9-10 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? “I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”
We don’t know what is inside anyone’s heart; we don’t even know what is in our own heart. Our heart is complex and beyond our ability to investigate. Even worse, it is deceitful.
Corrupt politicians look for loopholes and make their shady deals in smoke-filled rooms. But our heart is deceitful above all things; anyone is capable of unimaginable sin.
About This Series
The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21
- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.