If You Tolerate Sin In Your Life Today, You Will Tolerate More Tomorrow.

Tuesday is for Preaching

TemptationA Message Outline for 2 Samuel 11

Message Title: Spiritual Bankruptcy is Not as Far Away as You Think ( I like titles that hint at application. )

Three Points: (Usually narrative passages don’t lend themselves to this kind of linear outline but this one does. I tried to keep the note of  “bankruptcy” going in the points so that memorability would be increased.)

  1. Sloppy management of your walk with God leads to a deficit account.  (vs. 1-5)
  2. Interest in sin is compounded daily. (vs. 6-21)
  3. God records it all in his ledger. (vs. 22-25)

Church Planter: Men, if you tolerate sin in your life today, you will tolerate more tomorrow. David is the only man in all of Scripture who is called a man after God’s own heart and he stumbled into great and grievous sin and the final years of his life (perhaps 20 years), he and his family paid dearly for his sin (see chapter 12-24). Forgiveness is great but temporal consequences are sometimes brutal to live with.

Don’t do it. Ruthlessly root out sin, especially pride, arrogance, wilfulness. Don’t destroy your life, your family, your ministry, your church and those dear saints that God has entrusted to you. Live for the glory of God today and forever. Live by the Spirit of God today and forever. Live with a heart dependence on prayer today and forever.

See yesterday’s post for some suggestions on how.

© Marty Schoenleber, Jr. 2010

2 thoughts on “If You Tolerate Sin In Your Life Today, You Will Tolerate More Tomorrow.

  1. Over on FACEBOOK, Joe Zigurski, a friend from church and new believer in Christ asked: “How do we keep from going nuts? Despite our best intentions, we are human.”

    Karl Jeffrey Marion, a friend from our previous days on staff with Campus Crusade, responded: “immediate application of I John 1:9 followed by true repentance.:

    To which I said, “Amen to Karl’s answer to Joe. My motto is to ‘Joyfully confess to God that I am not today what I will be tomorrow, by the grace and mercy of God.’ Sin is real, ever present, and ever in need to be repented of. But God’s mercy and love are real, ever present and ever the supply for our need.

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