Drawing on God’s Power

Galatians 5:24 

Sometimes people are turned from their zeal for the will of God by love for the world.  Romans 7. 

God Warns about Evil Desires

  • 1 Cor. 10:5-6 -Don’t crave evil. The desires are just as great today 

Descriptions of Evil Desires

  • Romans 1:26-27 -we have burning desires.  We need to listen to the warnings against unrestrained evil desires
  • Eph. 2:3 -desires of the flesh against God need to be controlled by your mind
  • Col. 3:5 -evil desires can lead to a dead end in our lives.
  • 1 Tim. 5:11 -sensual desires can keep lead away from service to God. 
  • 1 Tim. 6:9 -foolish and harmful desires can lead away from God.
  • 2 Tim. 4:3-4 -our own desires can turn us away from God.  Feed your good desires so you want to do the right thing
  • Titus 2:11-12 -worldly desires keep us from God.  God’s will isn’t always the popular way.
  • Titus 3:3 -We can be enslaved by various desires and impulses that are against God.
  • 1 Peter 4:2 -We can follow our own desires, not God’s
  • 2 Peter 2:9-10 -We need to watch for Satan twisting what is good into something evil.
  • 2 Peter 2:18 -fleshly desires
  • Jude 17-18 -ungodly lusts

These are the desires we want to work against so that we can do the will of God.

Evil Desires Crucified

  • 1 Peter 1:14-16 -Have the desire to be holy.  Move forward from your former way of life.
  • Gal. 5:24-25 – the negative desires are crucified with Christ.  We can live by the Spirit through Jesus’ sacrifice.  God will give you the victory. 

–Robert Lee, 10-14-07, p.m.

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