HOW DO I BREAK FREE FROM PERSISTENT SINS?
1. UNDERSTAND WHAT JESUS DID FOR ME.
24 Jesus personally carried away our sins in his own body on the cross, so we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. 1 Peter 2:24 (NLT)
4 Although Jesus died on the cross in weakness, he now lives by the mighty power of God. We, too, are weak, but we live in him and have God's power. 2 Corinthians 13:4 (NLT)
6 We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ on the cross so that sin might lose its power in our lives. 7 We are no longer slaves to sin. 8 For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. And since we died with Christ, we know we will also share His new life. Romans 6:6-8 (NLT)
2. LET GOD GIVE ME A NEW NATURE.
9 Those who have been born again into God's family will not continue in habitual sin, because God's life is in them now. 1 John 3:9 (NLT)
9 If you have the Spirit of God living in you, you are controlled by your new nature! Romans 8:9 (TLB)
3. CHANGE THE WAY I THINK ABOUT SIN.
10 When He died, He died once to break the power of sin. But now that He lives, He lives for the glory of God. 11 So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus. Romans 6:10-11 (NLT)
12 Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. 13 Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. 14 Sin is no longer your master… Romans 6:12-14a (NLT)
4. CHALLENGE THE LIE BEHIND EVERY TEMPTATION.