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What Does It Mean to Kill Sin?

aired April 16, 2019

Episode 162 Show Notes 

What Does It Mean to Kill Sin?

From the Show

If we are saved and still struggle with sin, does that mean we haven’t killed it?

 Sin is not something that you coddle. It's not something that, “you know I have a few pet sins that I tolerate,” no, they're like lions. You might try to raise a bear from a cub and think, “oh, well I can train it, I can keep it in its pen,” but at a point, it's going to mature, and it's going to eat you alive. Now, do not tolerate any sin in your life. Now that doesn't mean that you're not going to sin, but don't tolerate it. Don't say this is something that I have a right to…. What you really need to know is that, yes, you need the law to give you the report card, an honest evaluation of your work, and then you need to run from the report card that you have of your merits and flee to Christ, and his 4.0 GPA gets credited to you; that puts wind in your sails. Now, what do you want to do, do you want to flunk? No, you want to run the race, you go to school happy. That's what Paul's talking about here. You no longer have that failing report card; you're justified in Christ, you're baptized into His death, burial, and resurrection. — Michael Horton 

Questions in this Episode

1. With the amount of false teaching and abuse in the church, how do you continue to have hope in the church?

2. How does God guide us in our lives, if he does at all?

3. Romans 8 says that we should "kill sin." If we are saved and still struggle with sin, does that mean we haven’t killed it?

4. In 1 Peter 1:6, Peter says we should rejoice in suffering and in James 1:4, he says that we should count our suffering as joy? What does this mean exactly?

5. What advice would you have to offer for doing family worship at home?


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