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Powerpoint - Feb. 22, 2011

  • 2011 Feb 22
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How you can break the power of sin

February 22, 2011

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 2:4-6

You probably remember the anti-drug campaign from the 80s called Just Say No. I remember you could find T-shirts, stickers, and pens everywhere with those three famous words. And I really appreciated the effort that was put into that campaign to keep kids off of drugs.  

But I remember that campaign had one fatal flaw: People will never just say "no" without saying "yes" to Jesus Christ. Sure, there are people who quit drugs from every religion and worldview. But behavior modification is not the same thing as life change!

You'll never see a group of people experience authentic life change apart from a faith relationship with Christ. The reason for this is that the regenerative power of the Holy Spirit is the only thing that can overcome sin. Sure, you can treat the symptoms of the disease, but the sickness will always win unless it is eradicated.

You can't break the addictions and habits of life on your own. But when you come to Jesus Christ, you have a new power and a new life inside of you. So to break the power of sin in your life, don't trust in the latest self-help craze. Trust in Christ!

CHRIST IS THE ONLY THING THAT CAN PRODUCE REAL LIFE CHANGE. SO TRUST IN HIM TO BEAT THE ADDICTIONS AND HABITS OF LIFE!  


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