Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study - November 6th, 2019
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    miércoles 7:00 PM
<< VICTORIOUS CHRISTIAN LIVING >>

Victorious Christian Living =
Walking by faith in the promises of God as evidenced by the production of godly fruit that brings God glory. The opposite of which is being driven by sinful, fleshly desires that debilitate us.

If Jesus secured the victory (OVER SIN), why is it so elusive personally?
• We love our excuses.
• We don't see sin like God does.
• We fight alone.
• We want God's gift, but not Him.
Lesson 1 Review

Living victoriously involves…
1. Fighting from, not for, our identity.

"Identity" addressed the first bullet (We love our excuses.)

Our excuses give us cover for our sin, but embracing our "identity" gives us confidence to overcome our sin!
Lesson 2:
“Responsibility (The truth about sin)”
(Romans 6:5-7)

Living victoriously involves…
2. Embracing, not avoiding, our responsibility.

Sin seems like something we can manage, until it starts calling our shots.
Three clarifying truths about sin:
A. It is not manageable, it is lethal.
Three clarifying truths about sin:
A. It is not manageable, it is lethal.

We empower sin when we treat it as something that produces life and not death.

Sin kills…
• Our usefulness
• Our witness
• Our joyfulness
Three clarifying truths about sin:
A. It is not manageable, it is lethal.
B. It is not manageable, it is detrimental.
Three clarifying truths about sin:
A. It is not manageable, it is lethal.
B. It is not manageable, it is detrimental.

Sin removes the protection that obedience provides.
Three clarifying truths about sin:
A. It is not manageable, it is lethal.
B. It is not manageable, it is detrimental.
C. It is not manageable, it is deceitful!
Three clarifying truths about sin:
A. It is not manageable, it is lethal.
B. It is not manageable, it is detrimental.
C. It is not manageable, it is deceitful!

Do you agree with the following statements?
» Obedience is a proven means of avoiding sin.
» Abstaining from sin should be standard protocol for every Christ followers.
We are deceived when…
• We believe obedience is optional.
• We don't believe obedience is possible.
• We believe it's permissible to satisfy a legitimate need through an illegitimate means.
• We divide sin into acceptable and unacceptable categories.
• We measure the sinfulness of a given action by its visible consequences.
• We believe happiness outweighs holiness.
Application Questions:

» What sin are you trying to manage instead of considering as "dead" to you?

» What lies have you believed that have kept you in a cycle of disobedience?

» What steps can you take to better ensure that obedience is your first and only option each time you are tempted by a re-occurring sin? How is doing so similar to taking "preventative" medicine?