2. What’s The Problem?
Man has a natural desire to BE THE BOSS and to ignore God’s principles for living.
“Look out for #1. Do your own thing.”
“If it feels good, do it - regardless of what God says about it.”
“It’s my life and I’ll do what I want!”
The Bible calls this attitude: SIN
“All of us, like sheep, have gone astray, and each of us has turned to his own way.” Isaiah 53:6
“If we say that we never sin, we are only fooling ourselves, and refuse to accept the truth.” 1 John 1:8
Sin breaks our close relationship with God. It causes us to fear God and try to live our lives outside of His will.
“The trouble is that your sins have cut you off from God.” Isaiah 59:2 (LB)
“All have sinned and fall short of God’s glorious ideal.” Romans 3:23
When our relationship to God is not right, it causes PROBLEMS in every area of our lives — marriage, career, relationships, finances, etc. WHEN PEOPLE HAVE PROBLEMS, THEY OFTEN TRY MANY DIFFERENT WAYS OF COPING BEFORE TURNING TO GOD.
“There are ways that SEEM right to man, but they only end in death.” Proverbs 16:25
Even when we know that our deepest need is God, we often try wrong ways of getting to know Him:
• “My mother was a Christian so...”
• “It doesn’t matter what you believe; just be sincere.”
• “I’ll give up all my bad habits.”
• “I’ll work real hard and earn it.”
• “I’ll be religious and go to church.”
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