HOW DID THE WORLD GET SO MESSED UP?

Pastor Bill Stevenson

June 13, 2021

 

I.    THE REASON: WE HAVE ________ SINNED

“There is not a single person in all the earth who is always good and never sins.”  Ecclesiastes 7:20 (NLT)

 

II.  THE RESULT:  WE LIVE IN A _______________ WORLD

      “Creation was condemned to lose its purpose…”  Romans 8:20 (TEV)

 

III.  THE RATIONALE: WHY GOD LETS IT CONTINUE

1.  To give us a ______________

Today I am giving you a choice between good and evil, and between life and death.” Deuteronomy 30:15 (TEV)

 

2.     To show OUR ______________ for a saviour

“God allows people to continue in their sinful ways so He can test them.  That way, they can see for themselves that they are no better than animals.”  Ecclesiastes 3:18 (NLT)

 

3.     To demonstrate his _________________

“The Lord isn’t being slow about His promise to return, as some people think.  No, He is being patient for your sake.  He does not want anyone to perish, so He is giving more time for everyone to repent.”  2 Peter 3:9 (NLT)

 

IV.  THE SOLUTION – JESUS’ DEATH ON THE CROSS SOLVED OUR BIGGEST PROBLEMS, JESUS

1.TOOK MY ________________________________

“God sent Christ Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to end all God’s anger against us.” Romans 3:25(LB) ( 2.BOUGHT MY ____________________________

“He gave His life to purchase freedom for everyone.”

1 Timothy 2:6a (NLT)

 

3.________________ MY RELATIONSHIP TO GOD

“We were God’s enemies, but He made us His friends through the death of His Son.”  Romans 5:10a (TEV)

 

4.GAVE ME A NEW _________________

“Anyone who belongs to Christ becomes a new person.  The past is forgotten, and everything is new.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 (CEV)

 

V.     MY RESPONSE: I WILL

 

1._________________ GOD’S GRACE DAILY

“Through the sin of one man death began to rule because of that one man.  But now, how much greater is the result of what was done by one other man, Jesus Christ!  All who receive God’s abundant grace and are freely put right with Him will rule in life through Christ.” Romans 5:17 (TEV)

 

2.  ___________________ THIS PLACE IS TEMPORARY

      “I am here on earth for just a little while.” 

Psalm 119:19 (TEV)

 

This world is not our home; we are looking forward to our everlasting home in heaven.”  Hebrews 13:14 (LB)

 

3.  __________________ MAN MADE SOLUTIONS

“My people have done two evil things: They have forsaken Me – the fountain of living water.  And they have dug for themselves cracked cisterns that can hold no water at all!”  Jeremiah 2:13 (NLT)

 

4. ____________________________ WITH GOD’S LOVE

“Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society.  Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God.  Carry the light-giving message into the night.”  Philippines 2:15 (Mes)

 

 

 

 

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