What to Know for Wednesday!
What We’re Learning!
Series: A Fighting Chance
Lesson: How to Fight Sin
We’re starting a new series all about how those in Jesus can have victory over sin. Colossians 3 tells us to put to death the sin in us, yet many Christians live with some kind of pet sin for years if not their whole life. How can we finally be free and fight against sins like lust, anger, pride, anxiety, and covetousness? We’ll look at Exodus 17:8-16 for an example and learn a few things:
- God brings victory over sin
- God wants us to rely on Him, but that doesnt mean inaction for us
- We should rely on God’s people
- We should remember God’s past victories in our life
- We should look to the ultimate victory of Jesus
We’ll spend the next few weeks talking about individual sins that people struggle with, why they’re dangerous, and how we can have victory!
3-ish Minute Resource
Questions for the Ride Home
- What’s your favorite moment of victory? What’s a time in your life when you won and it felt huge?
- We’re gonna spend the next few weeks talking about how to actively fight sin. Lots of christians choose to just live with or hide their sin rather than fight it. Why do you think that is?
- God made sure Moses knew victory depended on Himself. Think about the last time you tried to change. Did you rely on your own strength or God’s? (Exodus 17:11)
- It’s so important for us to remember what the Lord has done. How has God brought victory in your life? Let’s remember that and be thankful. (Exodus 17:14-16)
How can be I saved?
If I confess that I am a sinner, repent of my sin and put my faith in Jesus to save me, I will be saved. I am not saved because of any good that I have done, but I am saved because Jesus loved me, died for me, and imparted his righteousness to me. I am now in Christ and will live with Him forever.
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
What does it actually mean to be saved? Saved from what?