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What About After I’m A Christian?

What About After I’m A Christian?

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  1. What About After I’m A Christian? Part One

  2. Temptation is Still Present for Christians Too • Pleasure I Corinthians 10:7, 14 7 Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.”… 14 Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

  3. Temptation is Still Present for Christians Too • Pleasure • Companions 1 Peter 4:3-4 3 For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. 4 With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you;

  4. Temptation is Still Present for Christians Too • Pleasure • Companions • Materialism 1 Timothy 6:9-10 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

  5. Temptation is Still Present for Christians Too • Pleasure • Companions • Materialism • Ignorance Ephesians 5:17 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

  6. Temptation is Still Present for Christians Too • Pleasure • Companions • Materialism • Ignorance • Loved ones Matthew 10:36-38 36 And a person's enemies will be those of his own household. 37 Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.38 And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.  All these warnings were for the people of God.

  7. Do the Math… If Temptation is Present So Will Be the Sin 1 John 2:1; 1:9 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

  8. Do the Math… If Temptation is Present So Will Be the Sin Romans 7;21-24 21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23 but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?

  9. There will be struggles with self over… • Pride 1 Peter 5:5-6 5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,

  10. There will be struggles with self over… • Pride • Grumbling Philippians 2:14 14 Do all things without grumbling or questioning,

  11. There will be struggles with self over… • Pride • Grumbling • Anxiety Philippians 4:6 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

  12. There will be struggles with self over… • Pride • Grumbling • Anxiety • Malice, envy… 1 Peter 2:1 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.

  13. There will be struggles with self over… • Pride • Grumbling • Anxiety • Malice, envy… • Anger Ephesians 4:26-27 26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and give no opportunity to the devil.

  14. There will be struggles with self over… • Pride • Grumbling • Anxiety • Malice, envy… • Anger • Lusts 2 Timothy 2:22 2 So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

  15. There will be struggles with self over… • Pride • Grumbling • Anxiety • Malice, envy… • Anger • Lust • Tongue control James 3:2 2 For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. All struggles are not the same, but all struggle!

  16. If Sin is Present, so Must Also be the Cure for Sin SIN is why Jesus suffered and died 1 Peter 3:18 18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,.

  17. If Sin is Present, so Must Also be the Cure for Sin 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 We know that our old self  was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. Romans 6:4-6 Possible now to have a new life!!!

  18. If Sin is Present, so Must Also be the Cure for Sin 1 Peter 3:21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Not by water, but by an obedient appeal to God

  19. If Sin is Present, so Must Also be the Cure for Sin Luke 17:4 …and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him. . Sometimes we must make it right with others

  20. If Sin is Present, so Must Also be the Cure for Sin 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteous-ness. Always we must make it right with God

  21. If Sin is Present, so Must Also be the Cure for Sin • The result of the cure is… • forgiveness • renewal • cleansing • Jesus paid OUR debt for sin Acknowledge and praise Jesus Christ for His marvelous grace and sacrifice. Will you partake?