2009.10.11 Reversing Self Defeat Part 5

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2009.10.11 Reversing Self Defeat Part 5

  1. 1. Guidance Central Reversing Self-Defeating Strategies The Gospel of Astonishment
  2. 2. 3 Root Problems <ul><li>Folly, Madness, and “Evil” </li></ul>
  3. 3. 5 Self-Defeating Strategies <ul><li>Easy Way </li></ul><ul><li>Reactive Way </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Way </li></ul><ul><li>Glory Way </li></ul><ul><li>Predatory Way </li></ul>
  4. 4. Our Outer Sin Nature <ul><li>Missing the _______________ </li></ul>“ Sin”- Hamartia Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God . target
  5. 5. Our Outer Sin Nature <ul><li>Crossing over _______________ boundries. </li></ul>“ Transgression” - parabaino John 15:3 “Why do your break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?” moral
  6. 6. Our Outer Sin Nature <ul><li>_______________ the opportunities of blessing. </li></ul>“ Doing evil” – Spoiling
  7. 7. Our Outer Sin Nature <ul><li>Striving after _______________ things. </li></ul>“ iniquity” or “lawlessness” – anomia Titus 2:14 …who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. empty
  8. 8. Our Outer Sin Nature <ul><li>Doing things that _______________ God. </li></ul>“ sin” or “guilt”- offend
  9. 9. Our Inner Sin Nature <ul><li>_______________ </li></ul>Jeremiah 2:19 “Your wickedness will punish you; your backsliding will rebuke you. Consider then and realize how evil and bitter it is for you when you forsake the Lord your God have no awe of me,” declares the Lord, the Lord Almighty. Arrogance
  10. 10. Our Inner Sin Nature <ul><li>_______________ against God and His way. </li></ul>Jeremiah 2:29 “Why do you bring charges against me You have all rebelled against me,” declares the Lord. Rebellion
  11. 11. Our Inner Sin Nature <ul><li>_______________ against God and His way. </li></ul>Jeremiah 2:11 My people have committed two sins. They have forsaken me, the spring of living water and have dug their own wells, broken wells that cannot hold water. Rebellion
  12. 12. Our Inner Sin Nature <ul><li>_______________ heart. </li></ul>Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately corrupt. Who can understand it? Deceitful
  13. 13. Our Inner Sin Nature <ul><li>_______________ judgement. (from my point of view) </li></ul>Jeremiah 2:23 “See how you behaved in the valley; consider what you have done. You are a swift she-camel running her and there, a wild donkey accustomed to the desert, sniffing the wind in her craving—in her heat who can restrain her?” Poor
  14. 14. Our Inner Sin Nature <ul><li>_______________ </li></ul>Jeremiah 2:23 “How can you say, ‘I am not defiled; I have not run after the Baals’? Blindness
  15. 15. The Wonder of the Gospel 2 Cor. 7:8-9 “ Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while—yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance.”
  16. 20. The Wonder of the Gospel 2 Cor. 7:10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.
  17. 21. The Wonder of the Gospel 2 Cor. 7:11 See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done.”
  18. 22. The Wonder of the Gospel <ul><li>A gospel of ____________________ . </li></ul>Mark 1:15 “ The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!” Astonishment
  19. 23. The Wonder of the Gospel Romans 3:23 Everyone has sinned and fallen short of God’s glorious ideal. Titus 3:5 He saved us not by righteous things we had done but by his mercy. He saved us by the washing of rebirth and renewing by the Holy Spirit.
  20. 24. The Wonder of the Gospel What does it mean to follow the gospel as a Christian? What is God up to? Zephaniah 3:17 “The Lord your God is in your midst. He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with loud singing.”
  21. 25. The Wonder of the Gospel Verse for Life Groups: Zephaniah 3:17

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