"The nations shall know that I am the Lord,” says the Lord God, “when I am hallowed in you before their eyes." ~ Ezekiel 36:23

Sunday, September 22, 2013

the cycle of sin

The Sin Cycle

Sin: born into sin, sin awaits us every time we take our focus from God

Slavery:  as our sin nature separates us from him, we slip into a life of slavery to that sin, to our sin nature

Supplication:  eventually, grieving over the trouble of our own making, we cry out to Him for salvation

Salvation: and God is faithful, as we turn from sin and repent, He restores us to fellowship with Him

Silence:  it takes effort, moment to moment, to maintain our focus - prayer, study, meditation - if we lose that focus, we return to our sinful nature

and so it goes

adapted from a lesson by Jeff Harris

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