Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
11/24/2013, by John Kincaid
Lesson 65: The Power of Sin
How tough is the flesh? How can we test it? It wouldn’t prove much if flesh made Hitler sin. But what about a contest between the flesh vs. a man after God’s own heart (David)? David was a model of holiness and passion for God.
Since young people tend to engage in risky behavior, let’s schedule the contest when David was older, after walking with God for decades. David grew mature in his faith; he experienced temptation but obeyed God over many years.
Let’s don’t plan the contest when David was having a bad day, when discouraged & weak. The contest begins when God’s mercy has delivered all of David’s enemies into his hands.
It was this David who saw a woman taking a bath, and plunged into adultery and murder. Never doubt the power of the flesh to make anyone stumble.
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.