Saturday, February 25, 2012

Our Brokenness

Galatians 5:19-21; Psalm 139:23-24
  • Evidence of Our Brokenness: James 1:13-15; Mark 7:15, 21-23; 1 John 1:8-9
    • Selfish pleasure - seeking your own pleasure at the expense of others
      • Sexual Immorality – any form of illicit sexual relationship
      • Impurity – moral uncleanness
      • Debauchery – open and excessive indulgence in sexual behavior
        Drunkenness – excessive use of wine or strong drink
      • Orgies – drunken parties often filled with sexual promiscuity and sometimes associated with festivals of pagan gods
    • Self-centered religion – gods of your own making
      • Idolatry – substituting something for God then worshiping it as god
      • Witchcraft - giving in to or trying to manipulate evil power
    • Self-centered relationships – making yourself priority one in relationships 
      • Hatred – barrier of hostility towards a group of people
      • Discord – strife, competition, rivalry, bitter conflict
      • Jealousy – the feeling of resentment that comes when you want something someone else has
      • Fits of rage - outbursts of anger, continual and uncontrolled selfish anger
        Selfish ambition – getting ahead at another’s expense
      • Dissensions – being a disagreeable person in general
      • Factions – the creation of cliques, and power blocks
      • Envy – a strong desire to possess something someone else has
      • and the like – this is just a sample list

  • Acts of sin nature vs. Fruit of the Spirit

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