The struggle inside of each and every one of us is real. We are destructive by nature and tormented by our own desires. However, our flesh counts for nothing. It is arrogant and subversive. Our flesh is always going to make us do stupid things. The human condition is deeper and more corrupt than we can imagine. We need redemption because we are all sinners.
In our study of the life of King David, we see that Baanah and Rechab, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite of the tribe of Benjamin believed they could save themselves through works righteousness, however, the text of 2 Samuel 4:2-3 makes it clear that this is impossible. We can’t kill our own sin nature. We can’t save ourselves.
We don’t win this battle with the flesh by ourselves. We need to trust Jesus. He is not just our best friend, buddy, or advisor but He is Lord, King, and Shepherd over us. When He comes into our life, He will expose all that the Devil loves: division, destruction, and disorder and then pursue and conquer our hearts and change us from the inside, bringing us back into right relationship with God. In the same way that Joab and the army conquered Jerusalem from the inside through Warren’s Shaft in the City of David, Jesus takes over us from the inside as He takes up residence and starts to overrule our fleshly desires.
Also, the latest victim of Cancel Culture really stinks but is he the real reason women are objectified? The U.S. is responsible for at least 60% of the world’s porn sites—about 428 MILLION individual pages. Can this estimated 97 billion dollar industry with more regular traffic than Netflix, Amazon, and Twitter combined each month ever be “canceled”? In this episode, we will take a look at the sexual revolution, the pornography industry, Hugh Hefner, and Pepe Le Pew and their contribution to racism and misogynistic attitudes towards women and minorities.
Cancel Culture is a moral high ground of posturing for those who have forgone the tenants of Scripture. It’s pointing out the speck in someone else’s eye when there is a log in your own. “Woke Supremacy” is a redefinition of sin and a reorientation around what is righteous, good, and pure. When we don’t identify the true cancer, we will inevitably treat the wrong ailment and society will successfully avoid what it desperately needs: redemption. We must never forget that it is only the Gospel that has the power to change human hearts.
Key Verse: Matthew 15:19-20 (ESV)
“For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”
Theme: We all need a Savior and His Name is Jesus
Scriptures Studied: 2 Samuel 3:1; 2 Samuel 4:1-12; 2 Samuel 5:1-13; Matthew 7:3; Isaiah 5:20; Matthew 5:21-22; Matthew 15:19-20; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 7:23-25; Proverbs 4:23; John 6:63; Luke 22:20; Deuteronomy 20:17; 1 Chronicles 11:6; Psalm 23; Psalm 24; Philippians 1:6
Points to Note:
Reminder, the story of Saul & David is Our Story:
Kingdom of Saul | Self-Absorbed and Insecure | Passing Away
Kingdom of David | Self-Less & Dependent on God | Arriving
Recognize the Following:
Questions to Consider:
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