What Shapes Our Choices

  • You are shaped by your nature
  • You are shaped by your nurture

Decisions, Decisions!

  • You do what you’ve already decided to do
  • You will be accountable for your decisions

How To Cut It Out

  • Acknowledge your weaknesses
  • Surround yourself with quality Christians
  • Cut out the opportunity for sin
  • Envision a new life in Christ

– Dwayne Terry

Cut It Out!

Sunday April 23, 2017 at 10:30am
Speaker: Pastor Dwayne Terry
From the “Shocking” series. Sermon 6 of 10

Matthew 5:29-30 If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.

What Shapes Our Choices

  • You are shaped by your nature.

Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Romans 7:23 but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.

  • You are shaped by your nurture.

1 Corinthians 15:33Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

Proverbs 27:17Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against … the spiritual forces of evil…

Decisions, Decisions!

  • You do what you’ve already decided to do.

Genesis 4:6-7 The LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? 7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to you, but you must rule over it.”

Matthew 5:29-30 If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.

  • You will be accountable for your decisions.

Romans 14:12 So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.

How To Cut It Out

  • Acknowledge your weaknesses.
  • Surround yourself with quality

James 5:16 ESV Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.

  • Cut out the opportunity for sin.

Romans 13:14 ESV…make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

prónoia [prah-noi’-ah] – provision, forethought, supply

  • Envision a new life in Christ.

Hebrews 12:2 NIVfixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith

John 10:10b ESVI came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.