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Show Notes by Jim Kerwin for Kernels of Wheat Podcast
Episode 009 – That Uncomfortable Word
“Sinning Christians” (an oxymoron) aren't entirely responsible for being careless about continuing in sin, since they came in under a “gutted Gospel,” one that omits not only taking up one's cross to follow Jesus, but also omitting the key Gospel element the Holy Spirit uses to expose sin and convict of it.
Key Scripture from 1 John:
What is sin? 1 John 3:4 defines what sin is—”Sin is anomia” (a = without + nomos = law):
- NASB & NIV: “Sin is lawlessness.”
- KJV: “Sin is the transgression of the law.”
- Phillips: “…that is what sin is, by definition—a breaking of God's law.”
- Amplified: “…for [that is what] sin is, lawlessness [the breaking or violating of God’s law by transgression or neglect; being unrestrained and unregulated by His commands and His will].”
Key Resource for This Week:
The show notes are short this week because most of the content comes from an article entitled That Uncomfortable Word—Conviction! on the FinestOfTheWheat.org website, but Bible passages referred to include:
- John 16:7-11
- Jeremiah 17:9-10
- 1 John 3:4
- Romans 7:7-14
- 1 Timothy 1:8-11
For Next Week: Conviction, Part 2
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Dear pastor, Really love your messages. (Just started listening, From Bangalore, India). I sort of understand the point of most of your messages, the of experience that when you see the light and holiness of God that we see our own sinfulness and brokeness and want no more to be us (me) and also know that we cannot be holy except He somehow does away with our sin (no ‘s’) 🙂
If this matter of God freeing us from Sin in the heart is something you wish to pursue, I can think of nothing better than the simple, clear teaching of Evangelist Thomas Cook in his book, “New Testament Holiness.” We host the entire book over at our other website, FinestOfTheWheat.org. The URL for chapter 1 is http://www.finestofthewheat.org/Thomas_Cook/NTH_01_Blameless_Not_Faultless.php.