It’s hard to converse with people who mumble or whisper. There are two parts to a conversation: Speaking and listening. When we are having a conversation with God, listening is more important than speaking. Psalm 85:8 says, “I will listen to God the Lord. He has ordered peace for those who worship Him.” The nation of […]
The choice that changed everything
Central Theme: Man choices to sin and God chooses to be gracious.
A ream of paper has 500 sheets–not more and not less. A foot is 12 inches–not more and not less. There are many absolutes in our lives. There is a couple of absolutes that totally changed mankind. First, since Adam’s sin, We all choose to sin and God always chooses to be gracious and forgive. Have a member read Nehemiah 9:17.
I. Tell the story of the first sin and the fall of mankind from Genesis 3.
A.Eve ate the fruit and Adam followed her.
B. They were tricked by Satan.
C.God made them leave the garden but he chose to love them and forgive them.
II. God will always choose to be gracious and loving to you.
A.We must desire God‘s love and his forgiveness.
B. We don’t always think we need God.
III. The ways we reject God.
1. We decide that we can handle everything ourselves.
2. We work toward being independent of God
3. We want to please people rather than God
3. We disobey God‘s laws.
A.There are unintended consequences to all of the bad choices that we make.
IV. We should never forget that God will always show his love and graciousness to us.
Conclusions: Each of us chooses to sin but God chooses to forgive us all the time.