Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven Give us this day our daily bread And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil For Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen
Scripture: Genesis 2:8-9, 15,17; 3:1-6 and Romans 7:14-25 (NIV)
Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. And the Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die. Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”
“You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. (Gen. 2:8–9, 15–17; 3:1–6).
14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[c] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. 21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! (Romans 7:14-25)
Sermon - Wicked: Who Am I When I Sin?
Here, O My Lord, I See Thee
Here O my Lord I see Thee face to face Here would I touch and handle things unseen Here grasp with firmer hand the eternal grace And all my weariness upon Thee lean
This is the hour of banquet and of song this is the heavenly table spread for me here let me feast, and feasting, still prolong the hallowed hour of fellowship with Thee
Here would I feed upon the bread of God Here drink with Thee the royal wine of heaven Here would I lay aside each earthly load Here taste afresh the calms of sin forgiven
Too soon we rise the symbols disappear The feast though not the love is past and gone The bread and wine remove but Thou art here Nearer than ever still my shield and sun
Feast after feast thus comes and passes by Yet passing points to the glad feasts above Giving sweet foretaste of the festal joy The Lambs great bridal feast of bliss and love
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