Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study (February 8th, 2017)
A casual, topical bible study to help "fill up your tank" in the middle of the week. Come as you are and dig deeper into the Word! • Coffee bar at 6:30 in the auditorium • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids "Mid-Week Mania" (grades K-5th) provided
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Wednesday 7:00 PM
Overcoming the past is hard for 2 reasons:
WE won't let go and IT won't either.

Week 5:
Overcoming our past Pt. 2
(When WE won't let go.)

I. Unexpected means of victory
I. Unexpected means of victory
II. Expectations regarding possessions
I. Unexpected means of victory
II. Expectations regarding possessions
III. Extraction of believing Rahab
I. Unexpected means of victory
II. Expectations regarding possessions
III. Extraction of believing Rahab
IV. Disruption of Momentum
I. Unexpected means of victory
II. Expectations regarding possessions
III. Extraction of believing Rahab
IV. Disruption of Momentum
V. Divine disclosure & directive
I. Unexpected means of victory
II. Expectations regarding possessions
III. Extraction of believing Rahab
IV. Disruption of Momentum
V. Divine disclosure & directive
VI. Divine judgment
"Overcoming the past requires that we learn from it, not repeat it."

What should they have learned?
1. How decisively God deals with sin.
Like Achan we are tempted to:
• Justify our behavior
• Ignore God's presence
• Miscalculate the fallout
2. Past victories are not a license to move forward.
3. The best time to repent is between thinking and doing, not exposure and consequences.

"Unfortunately the greatest urge to come clean sometimes occurs after the consequences are unavoidable."

Questions to ponder:
Why is justifying/hiding sin counterproductive?
Why is prayerfully seeking God's will each day such a powerful holy habit?