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Licensed to Kill
Killing The Sin That Kills Our Joy
“Licensed to Kill: An Intro to Mortification”
Romans 8:1, 12-14
“By faith Moses…refused to be called
the Son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing
rather to be mistreated with the people
of Go...
~ CS Lewis
“The Weight of Glory”
“If we consider the
unblushing promises of
reward and the
staggering nature of
the reward...
“We are half-hearted
creatures, fooling about
with drink and sex and
ambition when infinite joy is
offered us, like an ign...
“We are far
too easily
pleased.”
~ CS Lewis
“The Weight of Glory”
Am I far
too easily
pleased ?
Licensed to Kill
Killing The Sin That Kills Our Joy
“Licensed to Kill: An Intro to Mortification”
Romans 8:1, 12-14
8:1 There is therefore now no condemna-
Romans 8:1, 12-14
tion for those who are in Christ Jesus.
“For all have sinned
and fallen short of
the glory of God.”
~ The Apostle Paul
in Romans 3:23
Question #14: What is sin?
Answer:
Sin is any lack of conformity to,
or transgression of the law of God.
“The slightest sin is an
act of defiance against
cosmic authority. It is a
revolutionary act, a
rebellious act where we
are...
“What is justification?”
“Justification is an act of God’s free grace
in which he pardons all our sins and
accepts us as r...
12 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not
Romans 8:1, 12-14
to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.
“It is the big delusion,
the height of arrogance,
the seductive trap.
It leads
nowhere good.
It’s destiny is death.
“It sat at the center of the
disaster in the garden.
It propelled the sad
rebellion of Adam and Eve.
It tempts us all
agai...
“We fall into thinking
what multitudes of our
lost forefathers thought.
“We buy into this one
fateful thought,
that perhaps we’re
smarter than God,
that maybe our way
is better than
his way.
Onl...
~ The Apostle Paul in
2 Corinthians 5:9
"You are not your own,
for you were bought
with a price. So glorify
God in your bo...
13 For if you live according to the flesh
Romans 8:1, 12-14
you shall die, but if by the Spirit you
put to death the deeds ...
"We are called to
aggressively hate our sin
--to despise it, reject it,
deplore it, starve it, and
make every effort to ki...
"This includes putting to death
both sinful actions (deeds) and
sinful motivations (passions
and desires) which produce
th...
“The thief comes only to
steal and kill and destroy. I
have come that they may
have life and have it
abundantly.”
~ Jesus ...
14 For all who are led by the Spirit of
Romans 8:1, 12-14
God are sons of God.
~ The Apostle Paul in
Galatians 5:16, 25
But I say, walk by the
Spirit, and you will not
gratify the desires of the
flesh…....
Always be killing sin,
or sin will be killing you.
Bottom Line
~ John Owen
A licence to kill our sin
means we take our sin seriously.
1
“Put on the Lord
Jesus Christ, and
make no provision
for the flesh.”
~ The Apostle Paul
in Romans 13:14
“Those who belong
to Christ have
crucified the flesh
with its passions and
desires.”
~ The Apostle Paul in
Galatians 5:24
"If besetting sins
persistently plague us, it is
either because we have
never truly repented, or
because, having repented,...
“We begin to fondle it, to
caress it, to long for its
release, even to try to take
it down again from the
cross. We need t...
“It is fatal to begin to
examine it and consider
whether we are going to
give in to it or not. We have
declared war on it;...
A licence to kill our sin
means we aim for the heart.
2
"What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For
from within, out of the heart of man, come evil
thoughts, sexual immor...
A licence to kill our sin
means we fight for joy.
3
"You make known to
me the path of life; in
your presence there is
fullness of joy; at your
right hand are
pleasures foreve...
Augustine’s Confessions
“How sweet all at once it was for me to be rid of those
fruitless joys which I had once feared to lose…! You
drove them fr...
“I hear so many Christians, murmuring about
their imperfections, and their failures, and their
addictions, and their short...
images used for educational purposes:
http://thecityforum.org/interviews
http://www.freeimages.com/photo/target-1521403
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Sermon Slide Deck: "Licensed to Kill" (Romans 8:1,12-14)

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John Owen, "Always be killing sin, or sin will be killing you."

This message was given on February 14, 2016 at New City Church in Calgary by Pastor John Ferguson. For more info, please visit: www.newcitychurch.ca

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Sermon Slide Deck: "Licensed to Kill" (Romans 8:1,12-14)

  1. 1. Licensed to Kill Killing The Sin That Kills Our Joy “Licensed to Kill: An Intro to Mortification” Romans 8:1, 12-14
  2. 2. “By faith Moses…refused to be called the Son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward.”
  3. 3. ~ CS Lewis “The Weight of Glory” “If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards in the Gospels, it would seem that our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak.
  4. 4. “We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. ~ CS Lewis “The Weight of Glory”
  5. 5. “We are far too easily pleased.” ~ CS Lewis “The Weight of Glory”
  6. 6. Am I far too easily pleased ?
  7. 7. Licensed to Kill Killing The Sin That Kills Our Joy “Licensed to Kill: An Intro to Mortification” Romans 8:1, 12-14
  8. 8. 8:1 There is therefore now no condemna- Romans 8:1, 12-14 tion for those who are in Christ Jesus.
  9. 9. “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” ~ The Apostle Paul in Romans 3:23
  10. 10. Question #14: What is sin? Answer: Sin is any lack of conformity to, or transgression of the law of God.
  11. 11. “The slightest sin is an act of defiance against cosmic authority. It is a revolutionary act, a rebellious act where we are setting ourselves in opposition to the One to whom we owe everything.”
  12. 12. “What is justification?” “Justification is an act of God’s free grace in which he pardons all our sins and accepts us as righteous in his sight because of the righteousness of Christ given to us and received by faith alone.” ~ Westminster Shorter Catechism #33
  13. 13. 12 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not Romans 8:1, 12-14 to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.
  14. 14. “It is the big delusion, the height of arrogance, the seductive trap. It leads nowhere good. It’s destiny is death.
  15. 15. “It sat at the center of the disaster in the garden. It propelled the sad rebellion of Adam and Eve. It tempts us all again and again in situation after situation, location after location, relationship after relationship.
  16. 16. “We fall into thinking what multitudes of our lost forefathers thought.
  17. 17. “We buy into this one fateful thought, that perhaps we’re smarter than God, that maybe our way is better than his way. Only grace can deliver the deluded from the danger they are to themselves.”
  18. 18. ~ The Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:9 "You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”
  19. 19. 13 For if you live according to the flesh Romans 8:1, 12-14 you shall die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you shall live.
  20. 20. "We are called to aggressively hate our sin --to despise it, reject it, deplore it, starve it, and make every effort to kill it.... Simply put, mortification is killing sin.
  21. 21. "This includes putting to death both sinful actions (deeds) and sinful motivations (passions and desires) which produce them.... The imagery of mortification is intended… to communicate the vehemence, enmity, and total-war mentality we must have toward sin."
  22. 22. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly.” ~ Jesus of Nazareth in The Gospel of John 10:10
  23. 23. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of Romans 8:1, 12-14 God are sons of God.
  24. 24. ~ The Apostle Paul in Galatians 5:16, 25 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh…. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.
  25. 25. Always be killing sin, or sin will be killing you. Bottom Line ~ John Owen
  26. 26. A licence to kill our sin means we take our sin seriously. 1
  27. 27. “Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh.” ~ The Apostle Paul in Romans 13:14
  28. 28. “Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.” ~ The Apostle Paul in Galatians 5:24
  29. 29. "If besetting sins persistently plague us, it is either because we have never truly repented, or because, having repented, we have not maintained our repentance. It is as if, having nailed our old nature to the cross, we keep wistfully returning to the scene of its execution. ~ John Stott Anglican Minister
  30. 30. “We begin to fondle it, to caress it, to long for its release, even to try to take it down again from the cross. We need to learn to leave it there. When some jealous, or proud, or malicious, or impure thought invades our mind, we must kick it out at once. ~ John Stott Anglican Minister
  31. 31. “It is fatal to begin to examine it and consider whether we are going to give in to it or not. We have declared war on it; we are not going to resume negotiations." ~ John Stott Anglican Minister
  32. 32. A licence to kill our sin means we aim for the heart. 2
  33. 33. "What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these come from within, and they defile a person." ~ Jesus of Nazareth in the Gospel of Mark 7:20-23
  34. 34. A licence to kill our sin means we fight for joy. 3
  35. 35. "You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” ~ Psalm 16:11
  36. 36. Augustine’s Confessions
  37. 37. “How sweet all at once it was for me to be rid of those fruitless joys which I had once feared to lose…! You drove them from me, you who are the true, the sovereign joy. You drove them from me and took their place, you who are sweeter than all pleasure.” Augustine’s Confessions
  38. 38. “I hear so many Christians, murmuring about their imperfections, and their failures, and their addictions, and their shortcomings. And I see so little war. ‘Murmur, murmur, murmur. Why am I this way?’ Make war!!!” ~ Pastor John Piper
  39. 39. images used for educational purposes: http://thecityforum.org/interviews http://www.freeimages.com/photo/target-1521403

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