Eradicating the weeds of sin

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  • 1. A Crucial Factor in Producing Fruit.
  • 2.  You didn’t plan them, they justshowed up.Weeds have been auniversal problem since Adam andEve rebelled and God cursed theground with thorns and thistles.
  • 3. 17. “And to the man he said ,“Since you listened to your wife and eatfrom the tree whose fruit I commandedyou not to eat, the ground is cursedbecause of you . All your life you’llstruggle to scratch a living from it.”
  • 4. 18 it will grow thorns and thistles for you,though you will eat of its grains.19 by the sweat of your brow will you havefood to eat until you return to the groundfrom which you were made. For you weremade from dust and to dust you willreturn.”
  • 5. ………………………………………………………………..
  • 6. Destructive Competitive Difficult to control It aggressively displace and crowd outdesirable plants
  • 7.  Their roots rob their neighboring plants of vitalwater and nutrients They block out needed sunshine They spread invasively and Rapidly
  • 8. A garden that is neglected will produce weedsrather than fruits and vegetables. Likewise,human nature has a tendency to produceweeds of evil rather than a good fruit.…and those weeds are continuing threat to ourspiritual survival.
  • 9. God tells us to aggressivelyfight our human nature.
  • 10. "Because we have these promisesdear friends, let us cleanseourselves from everything thatcan defile our body or spirit. Andlet us work for complete holinessbecause we fear God.”
  • 11. We must replace bad habitswith good habits or thebad habits will return, likeweeds returning when soilis left bare.
  • 12. REPLACE SINS OF FLESHWITH FRUIT OFTHESPIRIT.
  • 13.  Human nature must be replaced with God’snature, which is defined by love, which isfurther defined by God’s commandments.
  • 14.  But anyone who does not love, does notknow God for God is love. Loving God is about keeping Hiscommandments and His commandments arenot burdensome
  • 15.  But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruitin our lives: love, joy, peace, patience,kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentlenessand self control.There is no law against thesethings!
  • 16.  Victory requires understanding the enemy. Inour spiritual warfare, the enemy is US! We must eradicate the weeds and replacewith God’s Spirit,
  • 17.  As you go along and have a quite time withthe Lord, let Him lead you to recognize theweeds you have in your life and pursue oneradicating it . Bear fruit and be blessed.