Calvary Chapel Carson City

Sunday Morning Live

April 28, 2024

He is able to aid,

…if we hold fast…

The most powerful preservative against despair! Poole

Hebrews 2,3

Last week:

Perfect through suffering

For it became Him

For it was fitting for Him

So, How is this fitting?

For important blessings from the suffering of Christ

Heb 2:14

The destruction of Satan

He destroyed the one who had power

Heb 2:15

Freed us from the fear of death

Heb 3:16

He gives strength and aids to overcome sin

Heb 2:18

James 1:12-16

Dealing with and overcoming the 5 stages of sin

James 1:12-16.    The five stages of sin 

Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

13 Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. James 1:12-16

1. Sin begins with evil desire (1:14)
The desire pulls at your soul. It entices you.

2. Evil desire conceives (1:15)
It gains the consent of the will, and when that happens…

3. Sin is born (1:15)
Sin has its own life, so no sin is an end in itself.

4. Sin grows (1:15)
And if it is not cut back, sin will keep growing until, in the end…

5. Sin produces death (1:15)