WHY DO I DO WHAT I DON’T

 WANT TO DO?

Pastors Bill Stevenson and Justin Mosher

May 2,2021

 

Romans 7:15, 17-18

 

What do you have a hard time controlling?

Temper                                                Sexual desires

Spending                                             Drinking

Eating                                                  Procrastinating

Moods                                                 Bad habits

 

I.  THE PROBLEM  

“I don’t understand myself at all, for I really want to do what is right, but I don’t do it.  Instead, I do the very thing I hate.  But I can’t help myself, because it is sin inside me that makes me do these evil things...  I know I am rotten so far as my old sinful nature is concerned.  No matter which way I turn, I can’t make myself do right.  I want to, but I can’t.” 

Romans 7:15, 17-18 (NLT)

 

     “I have the desire to do good, but not the power.” 

Romans 7:17 (Ph)

 

Result: *________________________  *_________________________ * ___________________________

 

       “I’ve tried everything, and nothing helps.  I’m at the end of my rope.  Is there no one who can do anything for me?  Romans 7:24 (Mes)

 

II.  GOD’S PROMISE: PERSONAL _____________________

       Jesus: “When you know the Truth, the Truth will set you free.”  John 8:32 (NIV)

 

  • BEHIND EVERY SELF-DEFEATING ACT IS:

_________________________ I AM BELIEVING

 

III.  THE PRESCRIPTION:

 

ACKNOWLEDGE THE __________ OF MY PROBLEM

       “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.”  1 John 1:8 (NIV)

 

TO STOP DEFEATING MYSELF, I MUST STOP

_______________________MYSELF

 

Jesus: “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.”  John 8:34 (NIV)

 

BELIEVE THAT CHRIST CAN CHANGE ______

“Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin?  Thank God!  The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord.” 

Romans 7:24-25 (NLT)

 

       “For the new spiritual principle of life in Jesus Christ lifts me out of the old vicious cycle of sin.”  Romans 8:2 (Ph)

 

CONFESS MY STRUGGLE ______________________

“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so God can heal you.  When a believing person prays, great things happen.”  James 5:16 (NCV)

 

DEDICATE MYSELF _______________ TO CHRIST

       “Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to its lustful desires…  Instead, give yourselves completely to God since you have been given new life.”  Romans 6:12-13 (NLT)

 

       “God keeps His promise.  He will not allow you to be tempted beyond your power to resist; at the time you are tempted He will give you the strength to endure it and so provide you with a way out.”  1 Corinthians 10:13 (GN)

 

 

                        STOP TRYING!  START ______________

 

 

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